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Under Current COVID Restrictions Michigan Could Have 5,600 Fewer Restaurants In Six Months

About 5,600 of Michigan restaurant operators will have closed their doors for good within six months of current COVID-19 restrictions, based on responses to a recent member survey conducted by the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association.

The survey, released on Dec. 7, also found about 66% of Michigan’s 850 hotels believe they can hang on for another six more months at current revenue and occupancy levels. Nearly half of Michigan restaurant operators (48%) are considering temporarily closing their business until the COVID-19 epidemic and restrictions are over.

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