The head of the Connecticut Restaurant Association said that many local restaurants in the state are not making enough to break even heading into the holiday season.
Executive Director Scott Dolch said that anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 restaurants could shut down in the coming weeks.
“People are staying open right now for their staff. They’re not staying open beyond that. They’re staying open because they’re like, ‘I can’t put them back on unemployment again heading into the holidays. They got families,'” Dolch said.