Will Yelp Survive the Coronavirus?

Gisella Tan
Apr 15, 2020 · 8 min read
Photo by Eaters Collective on Unsplash

Yelp — the verb-inspiring app that has transformed how we eat, shop, and approach businesses in general — might not survive the coronavirus.

When restaurants and bars closed last month, I didn’t immediately consider how the tech industry would be impacted. After all, Yelp, a quintessential San Francisco tech behemoth, saw $1 billion in revenue in 2019.