Restaurants all over the Tahoe region were stocked and prepped for the expected traffic that should have accompanied Miracle March. Insted, we’re involved in a pandemic that has led to a “stay at home” order, coined the term “distancing”, and caused the closing of most restaurants. We’re reminded of how vital the restaurant industry is to our nation’s economy.
Business data platform Statistica estimates that 13.5 million people work in the restaurant industry in the U.S. The North Tahoe region alone, heavily reliant on tourism and a hotspot for the restaurant industry, is littered with eateries that are now fully or partially closed, leaving hundreds of restaurant employees out of work.