By Robin Garr
The pandemic hasn’t been kind to small businesses, and that certainly includes local restaurants and food-service ventures. Just ask Chase Barmore, who had spent more than nine years building his Lifebar smoothie bar concept.
Barmore’s healthy, hand-crafted all-organic smoothies had earned Life Bar deserved popularity through sales in three regional Rainbow Blossom stores, and business was looking better … until Covid came. Continue reading Struggling restaurants fight for federal fund boost
By Robin Garr
If you’ve been fretting about high gasoline prices and skyrocketing grocery costs lately, you are certainly not alone.
And if you own a restaurant or work in one, already wrestling with well-publicized supply chain and staffing issues driven by the pandemic, you’re looking down the barrel of scary times ahead as inflation and a possible economic recession join the mix. Continue reading Lessons from history for this restaurant economy
Winter is coming. Will it be another bumpy ride for local restaurants? Can we do anything to help? As I see it, we’re facing an alarming trifecta of troubling problems as Pandemic Winter II draws near: Continue reading Shortages and Covid fear foretell another bleak winter
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