Restaurants hardest hit by supply chain issues, Delaware experts say

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

While supply chain issues are affecting a lot of buisnesses, including delaying auto and furniture deliveries, restaurants are suffering the most, many say, Photo by Tom Fisk/Pexels   As supply chain woes spread through the business world, Delaware restaurateurs who faced massive COVID-19 issues are now facing a whole new set of challenges. They include rapid inflation and difficulty sourcing …

Restaurants cut hours as struggle with hiring continues

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Harry’s Hospitality has been running ads inviting people to work for them for a bit, or a lifetime.   Jeff Hammer, who runs five Delaware beach restaurants, has been running a help-wanted ad in Bethany Beach for more than a month. He’s had two applicants in that time. Hammer and other restaurateurs say they’ve seen no rise in applications since …

Workers -- pre-COVID -- in the kitchen of El Camino Mexican Restaurant in Wilmington.

Talk of raising minimum wage worries restaurants still reeling from COVID-19

Betsy Price Business, Food & Dining, Government, Headlines, Scene About Town

    Restaurateurs are listening with great alarm to state and national talk about raising minimum wage to $15 an hour. Carl Georigi, CEO of the Platinum Dining Group, says that raising minimum wage from $9.25 an hour to $11 by next year — the first hike a state bill proposes on the way to $15 by 2026 —  would …