In my state, all the Covid restrictions have been lifted, so how come I still can't sit down and eat in a McDonalds. The one closest to me won't even let you in for take-out, claiming they are short on help. Have they all decided they can make enough money off of drive-thru, so why re-open the restaurant? I'm losing patience.
Posts: 2416 | Location: Central Virginia | Registered: July 20, 2015
I went to the nearby Panda Express yesterday - the first time since the lifting of the diaper requirement. It was 40 minutes after they were supposed to open, but the door was still locked. Apparently, no one had showed up for work and they had no food ready to sell yet.
McD's down the road from me is hurting for help bad. Most days they close way earlier than normal because they can't get anyone to work.
Taco Bell and Culvers next door to them are doing slightly better but not by much. They are at least running normal hours.
Funny enough, their is a new place being built next to them, a Dunkin/Baskin Robbins. The building went up pretty quick but they seem to be taking there time getting the inside finished. They don't even have signs up. No idea how they are doing with hiring.
Posts: 380 | Location: Sussex WI | Registered: April 04, 2010
Originally posted by NK402: In my state, all the Covid restrictions have been lifted, so how come I still can't sit down and eat in a McDonalds. The one closest to me won't even let you in for take-out, claiming they are short on help. Have they all decided they can make enough money off of drive-thru, so why re-open the restaurant? I'm losing patience.
Vote with your wallet, then. Although we've seen a lot of restrictions lifted, there are a lot of things that aren't back to "normal" and probably some that aren't going to go back.
Posts: 4174 | Location: Iowa | Registered: February 24, 2011
Recently returned from vacation on the Outer Banks. On the road saw the same - drive through only. Restaurants on the Banks were open, but apologized for slow service due to limited staff. Was told they were offering a $1000.00 signing bonus and $15/hour with not enough takers.
All of the contractors I've dealt with in the past few weeks are hiring without takers. I suspect nothing will change until unemployment benefits run out.
"The world is too dangerous to live in-not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen." (Albert Einstein)
Posts: 862 | Location: Rural Virginia - USA | Registered: May 14, 2002
Originally posted by Graniteguy: If you live in a State that continues to dole out unemployment stipends with no auditing of the recipients, what we are talking about in this thread will continue for the rest of 2021.
NH cut off the stipends at the end of June and is back to 100% auditing of all recipients. Given the peak in summer tourism in NH, this should help a lot of small businesses get back up and running.
Arizona cut them off also and it's beginning to show in local businesses.
Heck, even my across the street neighbors got off their butts and went out and got jobs.
To expand on Ranger's post, I just got back from Nags Head this morning. When we arrived last Sunday finding somewhere to eat was crazy. A large majority of restaurants are only opening from Tuesday thru Saturday so finding somewhere to eat was a PITA. Every fast food was drive thru and backed up for a long distance and the few dine in places that were open were slammed with lines out the door. Even Five Guys had a 35-40 minute wait. So if you are going there be prepared for a Sunday and Monday patience tester. All of the personnel are working their asses off trying to keep up with the demand. Same story as everywhere else, they can't find workers.
"Even if the world were perfect it wouldn't be." ... Yogi Berra
Posts: 1497 | Location: York County, VA | Registered: August 25, 2007