There was a time when the typical restaurant operator was proudly entrepreneurial and fiercely independent. He or she often typified the American Dream, having created a successful business out of little more than hard work and determination.
Today, however, the nature of the business seems to be subtlety evolving in a direction of entitlement, a change partly driven by the pandemic but also symptomatic of broader social currents.
In Washington, the National Restaurant Association and other restaurant industry groups are lobbying hard for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) “refill” of $40 billion as a supplement to the original RRF allocation passed last year.
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