Over the past few months, fewer industries have faced more uncertainty than dining. As owners of restaurants in Massachusetts and the North End, in particular, adjust to adhere to social distancing guidelines, their jobs have changed as they try to stay in business.
After months of only takeout, every state is now allowing dine-in eating in some capacity. Over the past few months, many businesses have been sheltered, as Massachusetts flattened the curve. As the state has gradually reopened, owners are happy to be welcoming back customers, despite numerous changes. Like restaurant workers, customers are adjusting to a new normal.
Over the past few months, Bakeries, like restaurants in the North End, have had to change how they operate. Popular destinations such as Bova’s and Mike’s Pastry have had a unique experience while operating during the pandemic.
Since March, restaurants in Massachusetts, have been forced to lay off More than 90 percent of their workers and sales have fallen by at least 81 percent, according to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association.