City Council Committee Advances Ordinance That Would Ban Single-Use Plasticware In Restaurant Takeout OrdersA City Council Committee has approved a measure that would set a limit on plasticware in Chicago.
Restaurant Owners Hopeful, But Don't Expect Quick End To Worker Shortages With Federal Unemployment Benefit Programs OverThis Labor Day, many industries are hoping people come back to work - with extra federal unemployment benefits officially having expired Saturday. CBS 2’s Tara Molina was told Monday that while business owners in particular are hopeful, those still facing worker shortages may not see the impact of the expiration right away - especially restaurants.
Restaurant And Bar Industry Hit Hard By 'The Great Resignation:' Why Some Have Sought Career ChangesThe restaurant and bar industry has been hit by the Great Resignation in huge numbers, and we wanted to know why its workers are looking elsewhere.
MAP: Chicago Bars, Restaurants, And Other Businesses Requiring COVID-19 VaccinationWith the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus again driving up the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, some Chicago area bars and restaurants are requiring proof of vaccination for entry.
More And More Chicago Bars, Restaurants, And Other Businesses Are Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination For EntryA growing number of city businesses are starting to require proof of vaccination before entry.
Facing High Commissions, Some Chicago Restaurants Are Turning To New Delivery Apps With Different PricingSo many of us have relied on food delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic – but if you order a lot, you know most apps take a good-sized cut for themselves. That has created an opening for new businesses with different pricing.
Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This WeekNo vaccine card? No entry. The number of Chicago bars and restaurants where you might come across a sign with those words on the door is growing.
Man Outraged Over $100 Minimum At River North Restaurant, But Many Restaurants Are Holding Onto Such RulesA Chicago man was outraged when he was faced with a minimum payment to eat at a restaurant, and he thinks the rule should go away now that the city is opening back up.
$15 Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect In Chicago Thursday And Could Mean Price Hikes; Study On Tipped Wages Also Getting Under WayChicago’s new minimum wage hike to $15 per hour officially goes into effect this coming Thursday, and it could mean higher prices at your favorite restaurants.
CDC Says Masks No Longer Necessary For COVID-Vaccinated Americans, But Some Chicago Restaurants Say They'll Still Be Requiring ThemAs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask measures for vaccinated Americans, several private businesses in Chicago aren’t willing to do the same just yet.
Bars, Restaurants Hopeful That Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund Will Be Game-Changer As They Submit ApplicationsOn Monday, many restaurateurs were hoping a multibillion-dollar lifeline from the federal government will help those still barely hanging on.
Areas Teeming With Restaurants, Bars Are In Balancing Act Between High COVID-19 Vaccination Rates And Rising Case NumbersWith more people getting vaccinated against COVID-19, restaurants, bars, and ballparks are busier than they have been in more than a year.
Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez Calls For Reimbursement For Bars, Restaurants That Had To Pay For Liquor Licenses They Couldn't Use When Shut Down For PandemicSo many Chicago restaurants and bars had to shut down during the beginning of the pandemic, but they still had to pay the city for a liquor license.
As Bucktown's Remedy Bar Reopens After 5 Months, Call Mounts For Increase To 50% Capacity For Chicago Bars And RestaurantsChicago’s bars and restaurants want to be at 50 percent capacity by this Thursday – that is the message the restaurant coalition sent to Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday.
Heated Eats: COVID-19 Cold-Weather Outdoor Dining In ChicagoWith the coronavirus pandemic still raging in Illinois, and indoor dining and drinking banned, many Chicago restaurants have made heated patios, tents, or other alternatives a priority.