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Restaurants see diners return, but feel a labor crunch

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Daniel Halpern is looking to hire 800 workers, and it hasn’t been easy.

Halpern is CEO of Jackmont Hospitality, an Atlanta-based foodservice company that franchises about 45 restaurants including TGI Fridays across the country.

Diners are returning. But Halpern hopes that in the weeks to come his locations will be properly staffed to ensure that the patrons he’s been waiting for will have the experience they’ve come to expect.

At the moment, Jackmont employs around 1,200 workers. Before the pandemic hit, its workforce was 2,700, more than double that.

“For those of us in the service industry, staffing is paramount to having success. When we get out of the crisis, we want to be able to open…



Source cnbc.com

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