Pandemic impacting NY restaurants far worse than national average

New York's restaurants are taking an economic hit far worse than the national average due to the pandemic.
That's according to The State's Restaurant Association.
The industry group estimates 1 in 6 restaurants nationwide have already closed, including more than 8,300 statewide, with some 4,500 in New York City alone.
Fifty-four percent of the state's restaurants said they would likely not survive the next six months without federal relief compared to the 37% of restaurants nationwide.
The association is now calling for a federal relief package to help save these businesses and keep people employed.