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Mar 24, 2022

During a recent conversation at the Future of Food @ SXSW in Austin, Texas, chef, restaurateur, and television personality Andrew Zimmern discussed the future of the restaurant industry and the interconnectedness of food systems issues. According to a survey from the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), 60 percent of independent restaurants in the United States are at risk of closing if they do not receive additional monetary relief.

“Restaurants have been very brittle from an economic standpoint for the last 50 years,” Zimmern says.

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