- A Texas taco restaurant shut because it couldn’t find enough staff in the labor shortage, its owner said.
- Staff were poached by bigger companies and job applicants didn’t show up for interviews, he said.
- Restaurant staff have been leaving the industry in search of better wages and benefits.
A taco restaurant in Texas closed down after being left with just three kitchen workers, its owner told Insider.
Paul Horton, the owner of Taco Crush in McKinney, about 30 miles north of Dallas, said that larger companies had poached some of his staff by offering much higher wages, or benefits.
“I know we lost half a dozen that were offered an extra $5,000 a year to go somewhere else,” he said.
“Or even just benefits – being a small, independent business, I can’t compete with wages on bigger companies, let alone offer them any kind of benefits,”