Coronavirus Is Devastating The Food Industry & Workers Don’t Know If They’ll Recover
Sarah Barrows, the general manager of Route 66 Smokehouse in New York City’s Financial District, said she wished she had a plan. After having to put 30 employees on an indefinite leave, it’s now just Barrows and the executive chef at the restaurant, which is still open for takeout and delivery. “[We’re] handling taking orders, cooking, preparing to-go cocktails, delivering, answering phones, cleaning, taking out garbage, changing kegs, you name it,” Barrows said. “I’m feeling very sad… I also feel determined to get past this.”

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