Some restaurant house owners anticipate new restrictions may cease indoor eating – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The virus continues to pose challenges for restaurants. Many of them are preparing to stop eating indoors again.
We know many of them are in trouble right now and many are eagerly awaiting to hear from Governor Tom Wolf’s office about new restrictions. For these restaurants, employees are one of their greatest concerns.
To help slow the spread of the virus, we heard this week that changes are on the way that will most likely affect businesses. But for Nadine’s bar and restaurant owner Matthew Voelker, he’s frustrated by the constant rumors.
“Are we going to shut down or not? It is time for them to just let us know, ”said Voelker. He says his South Side restaurant needs a lot of planning from week to week, from buying groceries to drinking alcohol.
And with restrictions expected this weekend that could exclude indoor dining, he’s also worried about his staff.
“They don’t know whether they are working, they don’t know whether they will have money to buy gifts, pay their rent or whatever,” said Voelker.
As with other companies this year, adjustments had to be made to keep the doors open to customers. This could mean that employees work fewer hours or work in staggered shifts.
“We tried to get an extra person just so they could make some money to get them through. As if we were all here as a team. You know we’ve been around for 20 years and obviously this was the toughest year we’ve ever had. “