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The Restaurant Apocalypse Is Upon Us


The coronavirus pandemic has devastated the restaurant industry since its outset in March. In the wake of shutdowns, paired with little material help from the government, more than 1,000 restaurants and bars have permanently closed across the country, leaving hundreds of thousands of people out of work.

Restaurateur Samir Mogannam of Beit Rima, former restaurateur Hetal Shah of August 1 Five, Golden Gate Restaurant Association Executive Director Laurie Thomas, and former restaurant and cafe worker Adonis Valentine share their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected the restaurant world and their relationships to it. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod 
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