“Beginning in March, when we realized Coronavirus was coming, my anxiety went through the roof. That was very scary and daunting.
And then we got told that we had to shut down. I remember I was home in the backyard with my dogs and I literally lost it. I started sobbing, because not only are my restaurants my entire livelihood, we have 170 employees between our five restaurants. So, there's all that pressure of everybody that you're responsible for."
"My partners and I had to change our entire business model in one day. The amount of stress I went through, I would compare it to grief.
Multiple times I’ve felt like I’ve stepped through some type of parallel universe. I’ve definitely accepted the reality at this point, and I’m just gonna fight as long as I can.
It's a new world and I don’t think it’s ever going back to what it was."