Chef Rick Bayless On Why Local Restaurants Need Federal COVID-19 Relief To Survive

The Independent Restaurant Coalition is pushing for Congress to pass federal aid to help struggling restaurants stay in business.

Restaurants
A woman walks near a sign posted at Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Some of the world's best restaurants have had to make a quick pivot to weather the coronavirus. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo
Restaurants
A woman walks near a sign posted at Alinea restaurant in Chicago, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Some of the world's best restaurants have had to make a quick pivot to weather the coronavirus. Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo

Chef Rick Bayless On Why Local Restaurants Need Federal COVID-19 Relief To Survive

The Independent Restaurant Coalition is pushing for Congress to pass federal aid to help struggling restaurants stay in business.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants across the country are facing a heavy financial burden — up to 85% of independent restaurants say they might have to close without federal help.

Reset checks in with chef Rick Bayless for more about the difficulties restaurateurs are facing right now.

GUEST: Rick Bayless, Chicago-based chef and restaurateur