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Lake Mead business struggles to stay afloat as water drops to historic low

Jul 29, 2021
“It’s a tough season this year,” says Lisa Duncan of Temple Bar Marina. Slips are filled, but the boat launch is closed for now.
The closure of Lake Mead’s Temple Bar boat ramp due to low water levels has impacted revenue at the restaurant, hotel and retail store that Lisa Duncan, manages at Temple Bar Marina, she says.
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National Parks, and businesses nearby, prepare for holiday rush

Jul 1, 2021
Some parks are restricting access to prevent congestion.
Leading up to the Fourth of July, one restaurant near Grand Canyon National Park is serving more patrons than before the pandemic.
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Some restaurant chains deal with supply shortages by trying to pivot

Jun 29, 2021
If chicken wings are hard to find, maybe offer thighs?
The chain Wingstop just launched a brand focused on another part of the bird, calling itself "Thighstop."
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How office food staples are adapting to a hybrid workforce

Jun 25, 2021
Sweetgreen and Krispy Kreme are planning to go public, but that's not necessarily a sign everyone will be back in the office.
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How a Los Angeles taqueria pivoted to survive the pandemic

Jun 17, 2021
Sonoratown’s owners have had to be nimble to protect their supply of a unique flour. They also spread out and expanded operations.
Teo Diaz and Jennifer Feltham, who own the Sonoratown taco shop, have worked through business hurdles put up by the pandemic.
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Congress wants to give restaurants $60 billion more in aid

Jun 14, 2021
Supporters say the original Restaurant Revitalization Fund wasn’t enough.
Restaurant owners, who face more costly goods and a labor shortage, say they need financial aid even as pandemic restrictions ease and businesses reopen.
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We're paying more for restaurant meals

Jun 11, 2021
Restaurant prices are up 4% compared to May of last year.
Restaurant prices are rising because of higher commodity prices and higher wages for employees. Businesses are passing those costs along to consumers.
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Restaurants find tech adopted during the pandemic serves them well

Jun 3, 2021
One restaurant says a QR code system for ordering means it can hire fewer people to wait on customers –– and it can pay those people more.
A Bartaco restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, uses a QR code-based ordering system.
Susanna Capelouto

How the hospitality industry is trying to lure workers

May 31, 2021
Many are offering bonuses. Some are pounding the streets for leads. And potential employees suggest being nicer to workers.
A "Help Wanted" sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines at a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28.
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From restaurant to office work –– one server's change of direction

May 28, 2021
We hear from Maria Barillas about how the pandemic drove her to start a new job.
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