Dining Rooms Are Reopening and Outdoor Seating Is Extended, But Restaurateurs Feel Left Out in the Cold
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Dining Rooms Are Reopening and Outdoor Seating Is Extended, But Restaurateurs Feel Left Out in the Cold

Although indoor dining in New York City will resume at 25 percent capacity on Sept. 30 and it was announced today that outdoor dining will extend into winter, restaurant industry workers and leaders are planning to rally outside of the governor’s office on Monday. They say neither measure is enough to keep their businesses afloat.

The rally is intended to push for the passage of the Restaurants Act, a bill introduced to Congress in June to provide $120 billion to independently owned restaurants across the country. 

“The Paycheck Protection Program’s funds have been exhausted, and even with 25-percent capacity we are nowhere close to having the funds we need to keep restaurants open,” said one of the rally’s organizers, Mark Fox, founder of FOX Lifestyle Hospitality…

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