'Not Everybody's Pleasant': Chicago Restaurant Owner Says He's Gotten Rude Customers, Death Threats, Over Its Sign To Show Vax Card"We’re just trying to comply, keep our license and not get fined. But it puts us in the a terrible state with the customers.”
Citing COVID-19 Case Spikes, New Vaccine Policy, Tacotlan In Hermosa Goes Carry-Out Only"We don't honestly have the time or the bandwith to be asking you for these cards," co-owner Jessica Perjes said in an Instagram post.
As COVID Cases Surge, Some Chicago Restaurants Are Closing Again; 'It’s Better For Us To Take A One Or Two Day Loss'"It’s better for us to take a one day, or two day loss rather than closing for a longer period of time."
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.
'You're Just Going To Kill Them': Restaurant Owners On Why They Have To Limit Hours To Avoid Burnout"Some days we're forced to close down brunch, depending on how tired the employees are."
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.
Fans Flock To Old Town Art Fair After COVID Closed It Last Year"Business was down, for sure. And it was hard. But we had a lot of support from our customers."
Restaurant Stronger Program Grant Applications Open Tuesday To Help With ReopeningsStarting Tuesday morning, some Chicago restaurants can apply for help in reopening this summer.
Some Chicago Restaurants To Create 'Vaccinated Only' Sections Allowed Under New City COVID-19 GuidanceChicago restaurant owners hoping to ease concerns for those who may be apprehensive about dining out have a solution: a vaccinated only section.
Chicago Area Restaurants Boom With Warm Weather And Relaxed COVID-19 Restrictions; Owners Hope It's A Taste Of What's To ComeThere was a business boom this Sunday thanks to summerlike weather and improved COVID-19 metrics – with Chicagoans out in big numbers for a boost that many restaurants desperately need.
Northbrook Restaurateur Says She Welcomes Renewed COVID Mitigations If It Will Help End PandemicWith COVID-19 numbers on the rise, suburban Cook County is dangerously close to a new round of dining restrictions. One restaurateur in Northbrook thinks it would be worth it if it could help end the pandemic.
Restaurateurs Can't Find Hires As Unemployment, Stimulus Checks Keep Workers HomeFinding enough workers to fill jobs is proving to be a challenge for some local restaurant owners.
Restaurants Reopening: Where Do They Stand, And How Do They Recover From COVID?As vaccinations continue and the economy opens up, restaurants, which have suffered during COVID, look for the way forward.
'People Are Ready To Enjoy Each Other': Chicago Restaurants Ready To Welcome Back Diners"It really does come to show you how important the hospitality is to the economy, the nature, and the feel of our city."
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.