The Bay Area Book Festival Asks: Will Restaurants Survive?

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Saru Jayaraman, Caleb Zigas, and Soleil Ho are set to discuss the fate of the restaurant industry amidst the pandemic.  ((iStock))

The restaurant industry was already in an economically fragile state in the Bay Area, but COVID-19 has added a new dimension to that precarity. On the evening of Thursday, July 2, the Bay Area Book Festival hosts labor activist and president of One Fair Wage Saru Jayaraman, La Cocina executive director Caleb Zigas and San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Soleil Ho to answer the question: Will restaurants survive the pandemic?

Moderated by Davia Nelson of NPR’s Kitchen Sisters podcast, the virtual discussion will focus on the tremendous pressure that restaurants and restaurant workers face in order to survive under the pandemic.

The digital event is free with registration. Details here.