Thousands Of California Restaurants Could Close Due To State Orders

Up to 30,000 California restaurants could go out of business due to state orders reducing them to pick-up and delivery service only during the coronavirus pandemic. At least that’s what the California Restaurant Association is claiming in a letter to the governor obtained by the “San Francisco Chronicle.” The letter also says the temporary ban on full-service dining has spurred “a near decimation” of the restaurant industry. Among other things, the association wants Governor Gavin Newsom to delay required tax payments and a scheduled increase in the state’s minimum wage. Labor unions oppose any delay in the higher minimum wage.