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COVID-19 Recession in Texas

As the Texas restaurant industry struggles, so do farmers, truckers and others in the food supply chain

Economic experts say a slow recovery in the industry means problems will persist for the restaurant sector — and businesses in the supply chain on which it relies.

Owner Eric Silverstein takes food from the Bar Peached kitchen to one of his customers on Aug. 13, 2020.
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The impact on Texas’ economy

Owner Eric Silverstein outside of his restaurant, Bar Peached, on the evening of Aug. 13, 2020 in Austin.

Ripple effects

A slow recovery

Long-term impacts

Ashleigh Roessler outside Bar Peached in downtown Austin where she works as a server on Aug. 13, 2020
Customers sit at tables appropriately spaced for social distancing at Bar Peached in downtown Austin on Aug. 13, 2020.
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