Restaurants and industry leaders we said goodbye to in 2021

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

In many ways 2021 was more difficult for the restaurant world than 2020 was. 

First, there were fewer government support programs like the Paycheck Protection Program and other relief funds for restaurants. Once the mandatory shutdowns, curfews and capacity restrictions were lifted, other problems marched right in, such as staff shortages, destructive weather, rising costs and supply chain issues.

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