In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. restaurant industry has been challenged to adapt and adapt quickly. The rapidly changing decrees from government and public health officials about the number of people allowed to gather in public spaces—or even gather together at all, as lockdown in the United States is now a reality—has forced restaurant operations that provide food and beverage with sit-down service to eliminate this part of their business model.
Now what? What are restaurants going to do? What will the next month or more look like?