IBJ Podcast: ‘Tumultuous.’ That’s how restaurateur Eddie Sahm describes surviving the pandemic.

Back in March, as the pandemic was unfolding in Indiana, podcast host Mason King talked with Eddie Sahm, who owns the Sahm’s restaurant group with his father. At the time, Eddie talked about the company’s pivot to providing meals to Second Helpings, in part to keep their staff employed, and converting some of the restaurant to marketplaces.

Six months later, King catches up with Eddie about which Sahm’s restaurants have survived, how business is going overall and how worried he is about the coming cold weather, which will end patio seating.

There’s one thing Eddie is certain about: Without more government assistance, a large percentage of local restaurants will close. And that, he said, won’t be good for the community.

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