US restaurants cheer relief in $1.9 tn Biden package

New York (AFP) – The beaten-down US restaurant industry is applauding the $28.6 billion in aid targeted at eateries in the massive economic rescue bill that President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday. The $1.9 trillion package establishes the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a program the industry pushed for last year in the wake of a calamitous drop in revenues during the coronavirus pandemic. “The creation of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will be a catalyst to reviving restaurants and saving jobs across the country,” Tom Bene, president of the National Restaurant Association, said in a…

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