‘Restaurants will be there for you, please be here for us now’: Read the Boston restaurant industry’s letter to Gov. Baker

"You, and the entire Commonwealth, will need us again when this is over."

Tony Maws
Tony Maws is among the more than 500 chefs, restaurateurs, and small business owners to sign a letter to Gov. Baker. –Dina Rudick/Globe Staff

A united effort among chefs across Greater Boston has resulted in a letter to Gov. Baker asking for relief amidst the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent dine-in ban.

On March 21, local chefs shared a letter with Boston.com detailing short-term and long-term relief in two areas they believe would assist the restaurant industry during this time: Emergency relief for businesses, including a grant program, commercial rent forgiveness, and licensing fee deferrals; and emergency relief for employees, including compensation to restaurant workers regardless of citizenship status, residential rent relief, and emergency COVID-19 testing.

Read the letter in full below.

Restaurants United

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