Beleaguered restaurants: 'Not much more we can do' as Omicron, winter bite

Beleaguered restaurants: 'Not much more we can do' as Omicron, winter bite

Beleaguered restaurants: 'Not much more we can do' as Omicron, winter bite U.S. restaurants hoping to stay afloat during the pandemic have seen a “massive slow down” in dining as the Omicron variant and chilly temperatures cause another wave of disruption for the hospitality industry. “We are being forced into situations where we don't have enough staff to open the restaurants, we're seeing a slowdown,” Gabe Stulman, founder and CEO of Happy Cooking Hospitality, a restaurant group in New York, told Yahoo Finance Live on Friday. Citing a litany of reasons related to surging Omicron infections of COVID-19, Stulman added that "we're seeing diners canceling parties, canceling New Year's reservations plans, canceling holiday plans, a slowdown in diner interest.” Outdoor dining, while still a lifeline to thousands of restaurants, is …
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