Cafe Owners Speak Up

July 28, 2020 6:00am
By Bob Bernstein
Coffee Correspondent

July Power Poll Results

Cafe owners report short-term pessimism and long-term optimism about their businesses. While nearly 62% said they were "a bit" or "a lot" more pessimistic right now, everyone who responded thought things would be better in a year. About 75% thought it would be "a bit" better in a year and 25% thought it would be "a lot" better.  

The year time frame was about the time most (69%) owners thought it would take for their business to recover from COVID-19; the rest thought it would take just a few more months.

On a separate topic, most cafe owners said they've actively supported the racial protests at their businesses. However, a sizeable number said they have not done anything about this issue.





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