White House meeting to focus on restaurant industry

Many restaurants have closed saying they won't return even after the pandemic eases due to the economic strain

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President Trump and other members of the administration will focus on the restaurant industry during a White House meeting on Monday.

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The meeting will reportedly include chefs and industry leaders, plus some members of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, according to CNN.

The restaurant industry has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Locations have been forced to close their dining rooms due to social distancing and local stay-at-home guidelines. That has forced restaurants to pivot their business plans to pickup and delivery only.

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Cooks and servers are among the 36 million people now out of work and forced to rely on unemployment benefits.

The Independent Restaurant Coalition has expressed concern about the Paycheck Protection Program, a topic expected to be brought up at the meeting.

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Many restaurants have closed saying they won't return even after the pandemic eases due to the economic strain.