What does the IRC want from Congress?
Naomi: Our big ask is a $120 billion dollar stabilization fund that will help support the industry going forward. We have never before seen this kind of decimation of the restaurant industry. Every single restaurant owner in this country has to reinvent themselves over the next year or so. We don’t know how long this is going to last.
With no strings attached?
Tom: The strings attached are all the farmers and fishermen and the winemakers and the cheese makers and all the people that we actually support. When you consider that 95 cents on every dollar that comes into a restaurant goes out the door, I would suggest that’s a lot of strings attached.