COVID Still Killing Kansas City Restaurant Biz!!!

Quick lunch hour update the deserves consideration this afternoon . . .


Reality check . . . Going to a local restaurant just isn't a good experience anymore and too many factors have conspired against local places.

Here's two links on the topic that offer a reason to FIRST & FOREMOST . . . BE NICE TO WAIT STAFF!!!

And then realize that the economic damage from the pandemic will take YEARS to heal . . . If ever.

Check-it . . .

Long hours, low staff, hard-to-please customers causing restaurant workers to leave industry

KANSAS CITY, MO - Trying to juggle life along with plates and silverware in hand, some restaurant industry workers are having to choose between helping keep the doors open and their peace of mind. Sydney Osborn and other employees have spent a lot of their time inside the PeachTree Cafeteria during the pandemic.

Restaurant revitalization fund gives millions to KC restaurants

Restaurants and groups across the country received or were approved for grants from the Small Business Administration's restaurant revitalization fund yesterday to help jump back after the pandemic. Twenty-one of those entities are Kansas City area companies that will receive at least $1 million.

Olathe's Smokin' Joe's BBQ closing its doors, citing staff shortages and more

OLATHE, Kan. - Olathe is losing a staple barbeque restaurant that caught customers off-guard with its abrupt closure. Smokin' Joe's Bar-B-Q & Catering has been a mainstay of the Santa Fe strip since the late '80s, but the owner said for a variety of reasons she's calling it quits.

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