The next potential driver of Bay Area restaurant closures? Heavy pandemic debt
You You Xue, the owner of Wonderful in Millbrae and Foster City, owes nearly $ 200,000 in past rents at his two Hunan restaurants.
He also owes PG&E over $ 20,000, the water bill to the town of Millbrae, and deferred sales tax payments. Its dining rooms are starting to fill up again, but sales are still down 25%. These debts linked to the pandemic continue to weigh on his business.