ORA CEO Discusses COVID-19 Reality vs. Perception in the Industry
Bad actors should be punished, he argued, not the entire industry
Few industries have been battered by COVID-19 as badly as the restaurant industry. An estimated 11 percent of the state’s restaurants have closed for good. The fear is that number could rise if relief from operating restrictions, additional aid or both don’t arrive.
Ohio Restaurant Association President and CEO John Barker, an OSAE member, talked about the industry's concerns on Columbus Business First's Crisis Management podcast.
“People are feeling like they really want to get their business going again,” he said.
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