The Labor Crunch Is Complicating Restaurants’ Recovery

Atlanta restaurants have bounced back from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, but operators are encountering a new problem: finding enough workers to staff their eateries. 
Hiring issues are complicating restaurateurs’ efforts not only to expand during this recovery, but also fully open existing restaurants to capacity.
“We hear tenants all the time [say] they can’t open regular hours because they can’t find people to work,” said Jeff Fuqua, a prominent retail developer in Atlanta. “They can’t even find people to deliver food. It’s had a pretty dramatic effect.”

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