10% of Wisconsin restaurants went out of business during the pandemic, according to new estimate by the WRA

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How you can help ensure some of your favorites survive this week

MADISON, Wis.– An estimated 10% of Wisconsin restaurants went out of business during the pandemic, according to the state’s Restaurant Association, and those that remain open continue to struggle. This week, there’s a way you can help ensure some of your favorites survive.

Madison Magazine’s 2021 Fall Restaurant Week begins Sunday. From September 19th through 24th, locals can find deals at more than a dozen restaurants in and around Madison. Participating businesses offer three course meals starting at $25 for dinner and $15 for lunch.

“I have a real fear that many restaurants are on the bubble of going out of business,” said Kristine Hillmer, president of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association. “Many need a robust summer into the…

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