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Firstly, nobody who is employed by a restaurant really likes restaurants. I was a chef for a decade, I don't enjoy restaurants as it stresses me out. You wouldn't send a WWII veteran to Normandy for a holiday.
Secondly, have you ever been to a truly quiet restaurant*? People, for whatever reason, really do like paying other people to cook for, and even carry their food to them. Your chain restaurants exist to feed people who don't want McDonalds, your independents exist for more of an experience, but I don't think they're going anywhere. I think this will accelerate the culling of shit chains like Zizzi that never really made enough money, but it's hard to say.
*Not counting 4pm on a tuesday or whatever autistic time you might find yourself wanting food
I moved away from Leeds, started a hospitality consulting business and then started a new career in the air travel industry, so I'm doing exceptionally poorly on all fronts, but at least I'm furloughed. I'm just saving up for some really nice kneepads for when I do have to go back to sell myself on Holbeck Lane.