IBJ Podcast: Sahm’s—one restaurant company’s story about the impact of coronavirus

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Ed Sahm and his son, Eddie Sahm, started planning for the shutdown of the restaurant industry weeks before the coronavirus outbreak led city and state officials to order the closures.

And so they were a little more ready than most owners to refocus Sahm’s Restaurant Group’s 16 restaurants. The result is an operation to benefit the not-for-profit Second Helpings and a series of marketplaces, where customers can get takeout meals as well as grocery items, including produce, cleaning products and, yes, toilet paper.

Still, the effort is not profitable. It’s just enough to put some of Sahm’s employees back to work, help the community and keep the company afloat for a few more weeks.

Host Mason King talks with Eddie Sahm about how he and his dad made key decisions and how they’re making it work.

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