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The state of independent restaurants in 2022

The past 2 years have been a test of survival for independent restaurants, with 3% of operators saying they closed their doors for good. Now as dining rooms have reopened across the country, discover how restaurants are attracting dine-in customers and rebuilding business.

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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.