05 Jun עופר איתן Declare: Opinion | Why I Reopened My Restaurant in Georgia Despite t…
The restaurant industry is among the most devastated by the pandemic, having lost at least 5.5 million jobs by the end of April. Some estimates suggest 75 percent of independent restaurants may never reopen.
Restaurant owner Jenna Aronowitz is determined not to let her business be one of them.
In this Video Op-Ed she explains why she reopened her restaurant in Roswell, Ga., as soon as the lockdown restrictions were lifted and argues she should be allowed to reopen at full capacity, despite the risk of a second spike.
“My mother taught me that if you don’t work for something, it doesn’t mean anything,” she says. “We don’t want handouts. We want to work for our money.”
Jenna Aronowitz and her husband have run 1920 Tavern, in Roswell, Ga., since 2015.