The restaurant industry makes up a large portion of the U.S. economy: 1 in 20 workers can be found in the food prep and serving industry. Because of mandated social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants have shuttered their doors across the country, leaving their workers not only jobless, but with no way of knowing when they'll be able to work again.
Food and drink servers already receive notoriously low pay and very few benefits, and they now face a terribly uncertain future.
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