LEAD NEWS: National Restaurant Association Releases Restaurant Impact Survey

The NRA surveyed 6,500+ restaurants last week to assess the business impact on the industry.
Virginia-Specific Impacts

The NRA survey also included Virginia-specific impacts . Information of note:

  • 94% of Virginia restaurant operators have laid off or furloughed an average of 83% of their employees, and 21% anticipate doing so in the next 30 days
  • This means that an estimated 237,000 employees - 78% of those working in February - have been affected
  • 99% of operators say sales volume is down year-over-year for the 4/1-4/10 period - average decline of 77% was reported
  • The NRA estimates that the industry in Virginia will lose more than $1.3 billion in sales in April
  • See more at the link above
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