May 10, 2021


Mother’s Day weekend business boom sending much-needed help to Triangle restaurants ::

— As more and more people get vaccinated across the state, restaurants in Raleigh say they’re seeing a surge in business.

Mother’s Day could lead to the biggest weekend in a long time for many restaurants in the Village District.

NC State Student AJ Toman says he’s loving being back at restaurants.

“I think it’s absolutely amazing, I couldn’t be happier,” he said.

So many people are flocking back out to eat, it’s starting to look like pre-COVID times.

The owner of Cantina 18 says his sales over the past month are the

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Kansas City-area restaurants struggle to hire employees as business picks up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Restaurants in the Kansas City area are having a hard time hiring employees after being forced to close and down-size because of the pandemic.

Megan and Colby Garrelts own Rye Leawood and Rye Plaza. Megan Garrelts said the restaurant business is dealing with an unprecedented challenge to find workers.

“In the 18 years of owning restaurants in the Kansas City area this is by and large the hardest time we’ve ever had trying to find staff,” Garrelts said.

Between added to-go business, outdoor patio seats and people getting vaccinated, Garrelts said both locations are getting back

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Local restaurants see business rush on Riverfront opening day

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Hundreds of people came to the Delano District on Saturday, eager to watch the first ball game at Riverfront Stadium.

Before the first pitch, many of them also stopped into local restaurants down the street to grab a bite. Picasso’s Pizza on Douglas was packed by noon.

“As soon as 11:00 p.m. hit we were completely busy, like nonstop orders,” said Picasso’s manager, James Spradlin.

To prepare, Picasso’s brought in extra staff and had a limited game day menu.

“We’re just doing slices and a few apps. We had people coming in early just to help

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Powering Chicago Helps Restaurants with Solutions for Getting ‘Back In Business’

CHICAGO, April 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Powering Chicago, the labor-management partnership between the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Chicago and IBEW Local 134, has released a new eBook for restaurant owners and general managers with solutions to help businesses thrive while staying healthy and safe during COVID-19.

Written with the unique needs of the restaurant business during a pandemic in mind, Back to Business: A Guide to Safely Reopening Chicagoland Restaurants with Increased Capacity, helps restaurants decide what kind of outdoor structures are best for their needs. Additionally, the guide empowers owners to think of all the details

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Snowstorm make winners and looser of restaurants and businesses

Boulder could see some of the highest snow totals on the front range. That has some businesses preparing for a busy weekend.

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder could see some of the highest snow totals on the front range in the impending storm. For some, that means a snow day. For others, business is just starting to heat up.

A hotdog with a side of three feet of snow won’t be on the menu at Freddie’s Hot Dog stand on Pearl Street. The trolley has been out on Pearl Street for 41 years, except for days like Saturday and Sunday when

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Restaurants, concert venues and aviation manufacturers secured billions in the new covid relief package

The House will vote on the Senate-passed version of the new relief measure as soon as Tuesday, putting it on pace for President Biden to sign it into law by the end of the week.

Lawmakers snubbed a wide array of businesses pleading for help from Washington. Gym operators and long-term senior care facilities are among those arguing Congress has left them facing further closures and layoffs even as the broader economic outlook brightens.

“When you see restaurants continuing to get financial relief, and yet those on the front lines of caring for the most vulnerable in this crisis are

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