Skip to comments.Some Starbucks, Chipotle sites cut hours, limit seating over omicron
Posted on 01/16/2022 12:11:38 PM PST by ChicagoConservative27
Diners are feeling a sense of déjà vu as restaurants are again selling food for takeout only, closing dining-room seating or shortening hours as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 spreads.
Chains such as Starbucks Corp. and Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said they are temporarily limiting operations at individual stores or regions as they face labor shortages and a rise in Covid-19 cases. Other restaurant operators said more of their staff are testing positive for the coronavirus in the Omicron surge than during the growth of the earlier Delta variant and are voluntarily closing for stretches as a result.
"It’s one day at a time," said Flynn Dekker, chief executive of the Korean fried-chicken chain Bonchon Franchise LLC. The chain closed its flagship Manhattan location for four days recently after a handful of staff members tested positive, he said.
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There business model is food poisoning. It’s tough for business when something is infecting people for free.
It’s because they have no employees. My local Starbucks cut back their hours seriously and another one closed for awhile, and they were honest about it: they simply didn’t have the staff.
Interestingly, I read somewhere that a survey in my area (North Florida) said that the main reason people don’t want to go back to “the job” is that they don’t want to have to wear a mask.
Many of them also don’t want to get vaccinated, and while there’s not a lot of pressure in Florida, as a state, the companies often demand it. Starbucks seems to have been pretty strict on vaxing and masks, and this is the result.
It’s the Covid restrictions that are doing this, not the actual disease itself or even fears of it.
I have NEVER patronized either establishment.
I have not drunk coffee from a paper cup in decades, nor would I ever pay those prices for the opportunity to do so.
Whatever is Chipotle going to do with all that “plant-based chorizo” it’s pumping in the current series of commercials? Guess it will have to go back to the ground it came from...
That’s not fair!
I remember a time when gas stations and restaurants were sometimes open past 10 pm. Not any longer…
I hope both places like seeing their bottom line tank even more than it has by kicking out more unvaxxed employees-there are plenty of locally owned restaurants in the small communities out here to employ people-and they don’t require masks or vaxxes-most of us spend at our local businesses, not big chains...
I’ve never been to either Chipotle or Starbucks-neither place has a store within 25-27 miles of this rural area, and I’m not inclined to buy overpriced coffee brewed by someone else-or risk food poisoning at a restaurant known for it...
Some of the locally owned ones still are here-many of the restaurant-and-bar establishments and roadhouses don’t stop taking food orders until 10 PM...
Wyoming has Starbucks and/or Chipotle?
When I worked there, every town had a Daylight Donuts.
I think they should do this every year when the common cold is going around.
If a business wants to do those things volutarily, fine, it’s their freedom to do so.
But government ordered “soft lockdowns” are a another matter altogether.
Togos Sandwiches is doing the same thing. The one near me is only open Monday to Friday. I went there a few days ago and they were closed.
I went to a chipotle for the first time the other day. I don’t get what the fuss is about.
A lot of Fast Food joints have been closing the indoor dining areas and offering either drive thru or takeout only. This will probably be the future as well, thanks to Doordash and the like.
Oddly they opened a Starbucks in my lil town in Tx, I said it will never fly, no rancher/dirt farmer will pay that for coffee.
The place is packed, but not with my money.
and they all want you to register and download an app...
just get my McCrap on a stick!!
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