Carry-out only impact on local restaurants


PRESSURED TO POSTPONE THE GAMES. WE’LL WATCH THAT STORY ALL DAY.>>>FOR DAYS, RESTAURANTS IN INDIANA ARE CARRYOUT AND DELIVERY ONLY, IMPACTING BUSINESSES AND THEIR WORKERS. CARLOS IS LIVE FROM ROSIE’S PLACE IN NOBLESVILLE TO SHARE THE IMPACT OF RESTRICTIONS, BUT, CARLOS, GOOD NEWS IS THE SILVER LINING, I SUPPOSE, WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.>>Reporter: THAT IS REALLY LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF THINGS, RIGHT THERE, BECAUSE WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, BUT I GOT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, BEN, BEING FULLY TRANSPARENT, IT’S A TOUGH TIME FOR PLACES LIKE ROSIE’S, AND I WAS HERE A YEAR AND A HALF AGO FEATURING THE TENDERLOIN SANDWICH, DELICIOUS, AND WE HAD A GREAT TIME, BUT RIGHT NOW, NOW THAT THE NEW CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE, DEBBIE IS SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE. WATCH. IN THE TEN YEARS YOU OWNED ROSIE’S PLACE, HAVE YOU DEALT WITH THIS BEFORE?>>NOT REMOTELY CLOSE.>>PERCENTAGE-WISE, HOW MUCH HAS BUSINESS DIPPED?>>95%. WHEN THE MANDATE CAME DOWN FOR EVERYONE TO STOP, YOU KNOW, DINING IN, WE HONESTLY HAD VERY LITTLE SLEEP. EVERYBODY’S BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TRYING TO JUST, LIKE EVERY OTHER RESTAURANT, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW, YOU KNOW, YOU TAKE CARE OF OUR RO SIXER TAKE CARE OF OUR RO SISIR TAKE CARE OF OUR RO SISIE’S FAML TAKE CARE OF OUR RO SISIE’S FAMY AND COMMUNITY. THIS IS NOT JUST A PLACE TO EAT BREAKFAST, BUT WHERE EVERYBODY IN NOBLESVILLE GATHERS, AND SO THE FACT THEY CAN’T DO THAT, THEY CAN’T EVEN GET TOGETHER TO EVEN TALK ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT THIS POINT, I THINK IT’S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE.>>I FEEL LIKE I’M GOING TO “CHEERS,” YOU GO IN, I’M NOT NORM, BUT YOU KNOW THE WAIT STAFF AND OWNERS. IT’S PART OF THE COMMUNITY, THE FAMILY, AND IT’S SOME OF THE FIRST PEOPLE I THOUGHT OF WHEN THE VIRUS KIND OF EXPANDED BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE WORK VERY HARD, BUT THEY ARE DEPENDENT ON BEING OPEN TO MAKE MONEY AND SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.>>WE ARE TRYING TO HELP,♪♪ EVERYBODY IS, EMPLOYEES THAT ARE NOT GETTING PAID.>>Reporter: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO HELP EMPLOYEES?>>MADE A LIST OF EACH LOCATION OF MOST DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, SINGLE MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, AND EMPLOYED THEM, HOW CAN WE HELP THEM? WE ARE NOT ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PAY EVERYONE WHEN THERE’S NO INCOME. WE ARE TO THE POINT OF TAKING IT DAY BY DAY AS EVERYTHING CHANGES, AND NEW THINGS COME ABOUT, BUT WE’RE GOING TO DO WHAT WE CAN FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND FOR THE COMMUNITY FOR AS LONG AS WE CAN.>>Reporter: TAKEOUT CANNOT SUSTAIN YOU?>>OH, GOSH, NO.>>Reporter: IF RESTRICTIONS GO INTO JUNE AND JULY, CAN YOU SUSTAIN?>>TO.>>NO.>>Reporter: YOU’RE OUT OF BUSINESS?>>YES.>>Reporter: HOW’S THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?>>TERRIBLE.>>NOW, ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES,” ANALYSTS ESTIMATE 75% OF THE INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS THAT HAVE BEEN CLOSED TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS WILL NOT MAKE IT. THAT’S A STARTLING FACT. RESTAURANTS, AS A WHOLE, WILL LOSE $225 BILLION ACCORDING TO INDUSTRY EXPERTS OVER THREE MONTHS, AND THEY WILL LAYOFF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BECAUSE, AS ROSIE SAID, THEY CANNOT PAY PEOPLE IF INCOME IS NOT THERE. PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO CARRYOUT, CARRYOUT WITH A LOCAL RESTAURANT IF YOU CAN. A QUICK EXAMPLE, BEN, YOU KNOW, MY KIDS, THEY LOVE ICE CREAM AND MILK SHAKES. WELL, WE LIVE THREE MINUTES FROM A NATIONAL ICE CREAM PLACE, BUT I MADE THE TRIP 15 MINUTES SOUTH TO FRANKLIN TO GO TO A LOCAL PLACE TO GET THEM ICE CREAM THE OTHER DAY BECAUSE I WANT TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. BEN?>>THAT’S RIGHT, CARLOS. RESTAURANTS ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO TRY TO ADAPT THIS, AND, YOU KNOW, DOING THIS, THIS CARRY-OUT ONLY OR MEET ME AT THE CURB, WHATEVER. IF WE CAN JUST RUN OUT, GRAB THE FOOD, SUPPORT BUSINESSES, AND KEEP THEM AFLOAT AS LONG AS WE CAN UNTIL RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED, THAT’S INCUMBENT ON US TO DO THAT, DON’T YOU?>>Reporter: YES, I AGREE. THAT’S THE THING. IT’S EVERY DOING THEIR PART. IF YOU CAN HEAR HER IN HER VOICE, SHE’S TRYING TO BE BRAVE BECAUSE SHE’S A LEADER TO THE CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES, AND YOU CAN TELL, IT’S HAVING A TOLL ON HER AND HER FAMILY.>>OH, YEAH. THAT’S WHAT I NOTICED. YOU CAN HEAR IT IN THE VOICE,

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