Now that states are opening up businesses to inside visits and dining, restauranteurs are concerned about sufficient staffing and some diners are saying they understand but service is not not the same as pre pandemic.
Restaurant Business’ Bottom Line newsletter spotlights data on the challenge and Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network’s Connection Series is addressing the issues in an upcoming virtual conference.
According to data in a recent Bottom Line, the restaurant business “accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in the U.S.” and that federal data just released said “the industry added 186,000 jobs in May,” adding up to “one out of every three jobs the economy.”
A check with restauranteurs in the Chicago area showed that they still had take out and delivery orders but more guests were returning for inside dining.
To hear industry experts on the challenges of doing better than just surviving the changing economic and social aspects of eating in and dining out check the Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network’s The Workforce Shift , June 15. from 8 to 9:30 a,m, CT. The conference looks kat new employee and consumer expectations.
Greg Benefield, Managing Director, National Food & Beverage Segment Leader, Marsh
Michael Fassnacht, Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago; President & CEO, World Business Chicago
Lisa Johnson, Managing Director, Kincannon & Reed
Babatu Short, Vice President of Human Resources, HARIBO of America, Inc.
Margaret Sofio, Chief People Officer, Blommer Chocolate Company
Followed by a choice of breakout sessions