Two-thirds of America’s restaurants are independent small businesses, that employ 11 million of the 15 million workers in this sector, most of whom are now unemployed. Beyond the financial, restaurants are central to culture and well-being. But over 78% of Americans say they would be uncomfortable eating at a restaurant. With very little direction on how to reopen and with space restrictions that make social distancing impossible, restaurants need creative and innovative solutions to survive, according to Rohini Dey.