Making sure 'the culinary arts are not left out' celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson mints his first NFT

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Marcus Samuelsson attends the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations at The IKEA Kitchen. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
Marcus Samuelsson attends the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations at The IKEA Kitchen. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The globally imposed Covid-19 restrictions and regulations have had a lasting impact on the restaurant industry. While large chains, set up for drive-throughs and e-delivery services, quickly adapted, smaller establishments that placed their profit potential on in-house dining suffered. Some adapted, many downsized but others had to close their doors for good. 

According to Eat Out, 770 restaurants have closed permanently since March 2020. A further 2530 said that if the alcohol ban in South Africa continued, they too would have to shut down. In America, more than 110 000 establishments were no longer fit to operate. 

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