Tracking the Effects of Coronavirus on Food and Restaurants – Eater

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Waiters in tuxes linger on a street in Rome with empty restaurant patios behind them.

From the restaurant economy to grocery stores and supply interruptions, here’s the most recent news regarding COVID-19 and food


Eater Staff

Of all the industries threatened by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, few have felt the impact as deeply as the food industry. Restaurants around the world have experienced dramatic drop-offs in customer traffic, with Chinese restaurants bearing the brunt of losses. Additionally, there have been major interruptions in the food supply chain as factories temporarily close amidst the outbreak and concerns grow surrounding the importing and exporting of goods.

Below you’ll find a regularly updated collection of Eater’s COVID-19 coverage. For local news from our city sites, click here.

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