Restaurant holocaust

Told ya so.

New economic data released Wednesday by business review website Yelp shows that approximately 60 percent of restaurants that had to shut down during the pandemic have permanently closed their doors.

Outlined in a July economic impact report, this figure is notably higher than the same data from March, where Yelp found 53 percent of all restaurant closures were indicated as permanent closures.

Countrywide data indicates that the most permanent closures have occurred in California, Texas, Florida  and New York — states that have been or are currently especially affected by the virus.

Overall, as of July 10, 26,160 restaurants closed in the U.S., an increase of 2,179 since June 15.

Bad as that is, it’s only the beginning. Partial, tightly-controlled “reopenings” requiring no more than fifty percent capacity, early close times, no bar seating at all, and the like will no more than delay the now-inevitable tsunami of destruction. The sad, sorry fact is that the restaurant biz as we once knew it, along with many other worthwhile and irreplaceable things, is now gone for good—all wilfully and wantonly destroyed by bureaucrats on a power-rampage; a compliant press; Democrat-Socialist politicians intent on unseating Trump by any means necessary; and the foolish, unnecessary panic instigated at the behest of that nefarious combine.

14 thoughts on “Restaurant holocaust

  1. And all for nothing. You see, it’s quite clear the chinaVirus hides when food is present. Otherwise the grocery stores would all be dead and diseased since everyone goes there. Have you read about the massive deaths and sickness coming out of the grocery’s?

    1. I said that in March.
      It’s not just in the stores either. All of the supply chain to stock the stores should have had a problem.

      We were wide open for 3-5 months (since about Nov 2019) when the virus was here and we didn’t panic.
      WA state had a problem with Nursing Homes outbreaks and then NYC screwed the pooch but aside from that the Country had no problem wit the WuFlu for 5 months.

      Biggest Scam Ever. Up there with Social Security when that collapses.

  2. Know who’s gonna ride forth to the rescue?

    Big dollar chains, that’s who.

    Say goodbye to your family-owned biz that makes great food and hello to Ruby Tuesday, Golden Corral, more Denny’s expansion etc,etc,etc ad nauseous.

    1. Local businesses out here have been doing pretty good despite the Chink Flu panic. But we haven’t had the insane lockdowns and mask hysteria that some states have had.

      On the other hand, their corporate imposed in-store mask requirement is really hurting the local WalMart’s business while Pruett’s and Sooner’s are doing landmark business on walk-in shoppers.

  3. Bah. Any small business which had to close after two weeks a month four months a year of no income was so shaky it was going to fail anyway.

    And, yes, it’s amazing how the chain supermarkets emit an antiviral aura which allows them to remain open while the corner store had to close. Ditto for Home Depot versus the family-owned hardware store. I guess the latter wasn’t essential enough to produce the aura.

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    1. I’m sorry, I wanted to see who downvoted and ended up downvoting twice more. Any idea to see who downvoted? You can also upvote more than once too.
      I suck at WordPress, maybe Mike or Barry can help?

      1. I find the downvotes amusing, here and at Daynotes Journal. They’re safely anonymous, so comments which don’t toe the SJW line are likely to be downchecked.

        As if it matters. “Oooh, someone came through and downvoted my comment about arresting Burn Loot Murder ‘peaceful protesters’! I must now rethink my entire worldview!” Yah, right. I don’t care what you think about me when you’re standing right in front of me. Why would I care about some cowardly drive-by dingleberry who doesn’t bother to put up a refutatory reply?

        1. “I find the downvotes amusing”

          Wait, you’re not being appropriately apologetic for someone receiving multiple downvotes, even if some are by accident.

        2. Wait. We have down votes? And, presumably, up votes?

          Heh. Shows how much I pay attention to that crap, huh?

      2. It’s been a long time since I’ve looked under the hood of wordpress, but as I recall, if it’s not setup to record the downvotes by name, then it only tally’s the total. In the setup functions you can change it so a vote is recorded in the cookies to prevent a person voting multiple times.

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