Chefs and Restaurants

What to Consider Before Reopening with Reduced Dining Capacity

As governors and mayors begin to reopen states and cities across America, restaurant owners await social distancing mandates that will slash their dining room capacities by 40, 50, or even 75 percent. The health and safety benefits of social distancing are clear to anyone who has watched curves flatten and infection rates fall. But it’s also obvious that restaurants cannot sustain reduced seating capacities for very long.

In a recent...