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Health

Restaurants Cannot Live By Takeout Alone

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Brian Crawford
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Restaurants around the country have closed their doors to in-dining service to help slow the spread of Coronavirus and prevent unnecessary deaths. That's good news.

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Credit Chris Prosperi
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The porch of Metro Bis Restaurant in Simsbury, Conn.

But it's also bad news for an industry that employs 160,000 people in Connecticut alone, many laid off and waiting for their unemployment application to be processed by our overwhelmed state system.

A lot of restaurants are offering creative ways to have some fun with takeout. But most restaurants can't live on takeout alone, even if their closure helps us live.

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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