Libby Znaimer is joined by Kevin MacDougall of We Cater To You, a family run catering service in Toronto and James Rilett, Vice President Central Canada, at Restaurants Canada.
You’ve probably wondered if your favourite restaurant will survive the pandemic. And, what about family members and friends who work in the industry? Restaurants Canada has come out with a sobering study of the situation. It estimates that 800,000 food service jobs have already been lost across the country. Four out of five restaurants have already laid off staff. One in ten have already closed permanently and another 18% will shut their doors in a month if this continues. Which means for those businesses government help will come too late. Libby and guests discuss the latest.