Texas Restaurant Shuts After Staff Left for $5K Pay Rise: Labor Shortage

  • 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,”

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The Best Cleveland Restaurants Of 2021, According To Scene Readers

Best Local Snack: Terranean Herbs Za’atar Chips

Za’atar is a variety of wild thyme that is used in Middle Eastern Cuisine to spice up the food native to their region. Tina Chamoun took her knowledge when she was marketing director for Aladdin’s Eatery and the website and Instagram account Your Lebanon and opened Terranean in 2019, with their awesome pita chips, which come regular and spicy, being the star of the show. Their products are used locally at establishments like Aladdin’s, Boaz Cafe, Taza, Sittoo’s, Cocky’s Bagels and more and are sold at Heinen’s, The Olive Scene, Happy Cow Group Share and Chuppa’s Market.

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Best Seafood Market: Kate’s Fish

1979 West 25th St., Cleveland

For 20 years, one of the biggest draws to the West Side Market has been Kate’s Fish, the seafood stand with some of the best quality fish in town.

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New restaurant report shows worker shortage affecting ‘guest satisfaction’ and sales

Black Box Intelligence, a Dallas-based restaurant analytics company, found a downturn in sales growth and customer satisfaction nationally, as well as in Dallas, for the month of August.

Sales growth dropped after two months of progressive growth in June and July, nationally and locally. To calculate sales growth, Black Box compared metrics to pre-pandemic numbers in 2019 from a data set that includes 30,000 chain restaurants in 25 cities. Sales growth nationwide was 6.1% in August, a 2% drop from July. The dip is likely due to the “rising number of COVID cases and wide media coverage of its delta variant,” the report states.

In Dallas, guest satisfaction fell, too. With the use of natural language processing, Black Box classifies online reviews into positive, neutral and negative mentions, and Dallas ranked 20th out of the nation’s top 25 markets for quality of service, and 21st in restaurant “ambience”.

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Two Cities Pizza in Mason winner of America’s Best Restroom

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Mason restaurant home of the best bathroom in America

Mason, Ohio, is home to the best restroom in America. Two Cities Pizza is the winner of the 2021 America’s Best Restroom contest.Located at 202 W. Main St., walking into Two Cities Pizza Company is nothing short of an experience. Two of America’s most iconic cities, New York and Chicago, live loudly in the decor and atmosphere of this concept restaurant. Taxis surround the building, steel girders line the ceiling, Wrigley Field is paid tribute to with an ivy wall and 400-foot marker. PHOTOS: Mason restaurant home of the best bathroom in AmericaBut the most talked-about element — aside from the pizza itself — is the bathroom. Designed like a New York City subway station, the restroom is fully outfitted with a subway platform, train car,

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