NYC restaurant owner says Cuomo's coronavirus restrictions 'politically connected'

NYC restaurant owner says Cuomo ‘poorly handled’ coronavirus pandemic

Brooklyn Chop House owner Stratis Morfogen argues Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not ‘following the science’ for coronavirus restrictions for the restaurant industry.

Despite New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo promising plans to safely reopen indoor dining, Brooklyn Chop House owner Stratis Morfogen claimed the Democrat's coronavirus restrictions are “politically connected.”

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The restauranteur said the governor promised "to follow the science’" but "our governor did not do so,” Morfogen told FOX Business Network's “Mornings with Maria.”

Morfogen said he predicted back in September and October that Cuomo would lift his restrictions a few weeks after Inauguration Day. Since Morfogen didn’t see any guidelines change for the restaurant industry, he strongly believes Cuomo has a “political” motive to keep the businesses shuttered.

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“[There’s] no science to back any of this up,” Morfogen said.

New York State is facing countless lawsuits from multiple restaurant owners who continue to question why certain businesses are able to remain open, but cannot host indoor dining.

“[It’s] been poorly handled all the way through,” Morfogen proclaimed. “We are the only industry that we have to spend tens of thousands of dollars [on] keeping people protected and we are the first ones to be shut down. It makes no sense.”GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE

Despite the pandemic, Morfogen is expanding his business and opening up an automat called the Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, which will be a zero-contact experience.

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Morfogen said he believes this is the “perfect time” to open up a restaurant concept with no human interaction involved. He is preparing to launch his new business in the next six weeks.

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