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Trump Hails Virus Cure Progress as Restaurants Seek Added Help

May 18, 2020, 10:57 PM

President Donald Trump assured restaurant owners that therapies and a vaccine for the coronavirus and a tax cut would restore their businesses, after they asked him to broaden a small-business lending program.

The U.S. coronavirus outbreak has heavily damaged the restaurant industry, which saw most dining room business evaporate as customers confined themselves to their homes in fear of infection. Millions of restaurant workers have lost their jobs since March.

Jose Cil, the chief executive of Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International, told Trump in a meeting at the White House on Monday that the Paycheck Protection ...

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