While the restaurant industry has been one of the most affected by the lockdown, it is also one of the most supported by the government. But for Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx, that may not be enough.
Asked in the Grand Journal de l’Eco during the Medef re-entry university, the business manager estimates that there will be “at least 20% of restaurants which will not reopen or which will be in great difficulty”.
Evoking a “colossal” impact, the chef says he is confident “in the capacity of young chefs to revitalize themselves. What worries me a lot is the people who have worked for 30 or 40 years in a business and who are in a gray or even black zone and which in my opinion will not be able to reopen and not be able to resell their business “.
We will therefore need “a little more” aid for the sector “but let’s find the rhythm while walking, it is already good to have released partial unemployment, to have lengthened it a little and to allow us to get out of this anxiety for to start again because I am sure that the restoration will be able to start again as soon as the borders will reopen “, underlines Thierry Marx.