Restaurant Stabilization Plan

June 3, 2020

Dear Senator Sinema,

Thank you and your team for the opportunity to share the concerns and tools needed for the independent restaurant community to move through this crisis and into recovery successfully. We appreciate your recognition of the role restaurants play in knitting together the fabric of our community and state.

As we discussed, the independent restaurant community, representing over 500,000 restaurants and 11 million employees nationally, has been drastically impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. The restaurant sector is currently the #1 contributor to America’s record unemployment. At present, four in 10 restaurants are closed and the remaining 60% are operating at severely depressed revenue levels. In Arizona, restaurant employees represent over eight percent of our workforce. That is why we are encouraged that you and your office are taking a lead role in advancing restaurant industry specific relief.

Independent restaurants anchor neighborhoods and communities and drive travel and tourism to every part of our state. Independent restaurants indirectly contribute to the success of every business large and small that relies on a healthy travel industry, from airlines and hotels to parking garages and the retailers who depend on the foot traffic that restaurants attract. Further, independent restaurants directly support hundreds of thousands of jobs and small businesses, including farmers, fishermen, distributors and the service sector. Independent restaurants also drive community development and investment, and are a key tenant for commercial real estate developers.

According to the US Dept of Agriculture, there are over 18,380 small farms in our state. Within one week of dining rooms closing in Arizona, perishable goods were left sitting in the stagnant supply chain. Nationally, sales of premium products, such as seafood and steaks, decreased as much as 80%. Wine sales decreased by 67%. Sales of spirits dropped by 75%. Within weeks, meat processors were forced to euthanize animals for lack of market demand for processed goods. Without assistance, our state will not only permanently lose restaurant jobs, but we will lose many of the farms and purveyors that depend on us. Related industries – from bookkeeping services to linen companies to the small businesses that provide us with everything from grease removal to landscaping, will be negatively impacted.

We strongly encourage you to support the Independent Restaurant Stabilization request. The creation of this fund is a vital step to restart our national economic engine. We need restaurants to survive so we can help the millions of Americans in our extensive supply chain survive too.

Sincerely,

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* Please DO NOT sign this letter unless you own a small business in Arizona. Thank you for your support.


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