The pandemic hits local small biz the hardest.
Here's one more example as the plebs have mostly turned away from gourmet dining altogether and now seems to be getting fat by way of drive-thru slop . . .
Owners Barbara and Mano Rafael said in a Facebook post that they are closing the restaurant for a few days "out of an abundance of caution."
"We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We know many of you have had reservations for months. And to be honest, New Year's Eve is one of our bead and butter events that make the year work. But too many of us are too sick to serve and prepare food for you and we don't want any of you to start the new year sick," the owners said.
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YOU'RE WATCHING KMBC 9 NEWATS 4:00. LARA: WE BEGIN WITH COVID-19 TESTING TROUBLES. TESTS ARE STILL IN HIGH DEMAND IN THE METRO. SO WHERE AND WHEN CAN PEOPLE GET ONE? WE SPOKE WITH ETH JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN GET THE QUICKEST RESULTS.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Outside Brookside Poultry Company on Tuesday, a sign read "carryout only." It wasn't because of government restrictions like in March of 2020. It was because most of the waitstaff had COVID. "It's just another reason why I'm so over it," said Chef and Owner Charles d'Ablaing, noting that those who were at work had all been tested.
The restaurant industry was slammed by COVID-19. Now it must battle inflation, supply chain issues, and hiring shortages. Many will close.
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