Georgia Restaurant Association Chief Executive Officer Karen Bremer told The Atlanta Journal Constitution that her organization would prefer that restaurants and bars continue to operate. But if the mayor orders them closed, Bremer asked that they still be allowed to provide takeout and delivery food service, which accounts for about 30 percent of a restaurant’s business.
“I’m not understanding why this is an issue,” Bremer said. “This is not a food-borne illness.”
Bremer said that last week overall business at Georgia restaurants had dropped by 50 to 70 percent.