‘GMA’ shines light on Philadelphia’s comeback, small businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — “Good Morning America” was in the birthplace of our nation to celebrate Fourth of July.

Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the nation, is a major tourist destination for celebrating.

You can’t come to Philly without eating some Crab Fries, watching the Phillies, and visiting the landmarks of American independence.

Over 40 million people a year visited Philly before the start of the pandemic.

Many of them come to iconic Jon’s Roast Pork, run by John Bocci.

COVID decimated his business, and much of the Philly restaurants with 252 restaurants permanently closing.

“All of a sudden, we can’t let people in the building because it’s so small. We only were taking phone orders and it was a disaster,” Bocci said.

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