A long time favorite small restaurant I used to take the kids to for breakfast and lunch when they were little, up through 2 years ago is now closed. There was almost always a line for either meal, as the place had maybe 10 tables. The portions were large, the food was excellent if simple, and the waitresses friendly (and liked the girls and later the grandkids).
A victim of the WuFlu crisis and Kommiefornia regulations, they’ve closed after forty years and two generations in the same location.
Of course the local ‘chain’ restaurants and Mickey D’s is still open, because they could do drive through and were off the major roads… Grrr…
I wonder how many thousands of good little local restaurants we’ve lost due to this BS? And how many family run businesses of other types?