Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:41

John Barker Breaks Down Health of Ohio Restaurants Featured

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The future of Ohio’s restaurants, both the locally-owned and the chains, looks pretty grim with the cold months rapidly approaching.

John Barker is the president of the Ohio Restaurant Association, and he joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the state of the restaurants. Though he says August was the best month the restaurants have had since the beginning of the pandemic due to patio dining, October is seeing a dip and matters aren’t looking sunnier for November and December. According to a poll taken by the ORA, 61% of restaurant owners do not know if they will be able to keep their doors open into 2021.

Barker also talked about the 10 PM curfew on ceasing the sale of alcohol, which has also hurt the bars, and he says the ORA is appealing with Governor DeWine to reverse that ruling.

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