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CEO Danny Meyer slams coronavirus reopening for NYC restaurant group: Report
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Union Square Hospitality Group CEO Danny Meyer is in no rush to reopen the 21 New York City restaurant chains the company owns. And he won’t be doing so until the coronavirus pandemic is under control.
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“We won’t be welcoming guests into our full-service restaurants for a very long time — probably not until there’s a vaccine,” he told Bloomberg. “There is no interest or excitement on my part to having a half-full dining room while everyone is getting their temperature taken and wearing masks, for not much money.”
“I would think about anything that is safe and profitable. If it’s not safe, we won’t do it, we all lose,” Meyer added. “Profitable matters, as well. The only way we can responsibly get back in the business of employing people is to not go out of business. It’s already incredibly hard to survive.”