The world is struggling to shake off the negative effects of the new crown virus pandemic, particularly in offline physical stores. But as restaurants continue to reopen, Americans’ indifference to COVID-19 precautions has also worried public health researchers. As a special business, it is difficult to avoid getting together for dinner. However, if the new crown infection continues the current trend, the single-day addition is likely to reach a new high.
Gene Lee, chief executive of Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden, said at Thursday’s quarterly earnings conference that consumers will not stay away from restaurants even if there are new cases of infection across the U.S.
On the one hand, it notes that the business trends of restaurant chains have not changed significantly in the face of soaring numbers of new infections in the states, with many still piling up dinners (and doing loud talk, coughing and other things that may help spread).
On the other hand, cases of new crown virus infections are getting so high that at least three states have had to reinstate some of the strict closures. However, in order to support the livelihood of employees, many restaurants can only be hard-sized to keep open.
In San Gabriel Valley, California, for example, the bakery chain Nott Bundt Cakes closed two stores after employees tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Several restaurants in Las Vegas have signed THE COVID-19 agreement, which requires companies to conduct routine disinfectionands and to voluntarily close stores if an infection is detected.
In Houston, Texas, one of the few states that has again rebounded in stunning cases, Prego Restaurant has once again given up on food and returned to strip-packing mode.
David Cook, managing partner, told the local news media that to ensure the safety of employees and communities, they have to interact less with customers.
According to NBC News, the country recorded its highest single-day increase on Wednesday, and the curve may be hard to control for some time to come.
More than 2.4 million infections and nearly 123,000 deaths have been reported in the United States so far, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.