Restaurants cut hours as struggle with hiring continues

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Harry’s Hospitality has been running ads inviting people to work for them for a bit, or a lifetime.   Jeff Hammer, who runs five Delaware beach restaurants, has been running a help-wanted ad in Bethany Beach for more than a month. He’s had two applicants in that time. Hammer and other restaurateurs say they’ve seen no rise in applications since …

Workers -- pre-COVID -- in the kitchen of El Camino Mexican Restaurant in Wilmington.

Talk of raising minimum wage worries restaurants still reeling from COVID-19

Betsy Price Business, Food & Dining, Government, Headlines, Scene About Town

    Restaurateurs are listening with great alarm to state and national talk about raising minimum wage to $15 an hour. Carl Georigi, CEO of the Platinum Dining Group, says that raising minimum wage from $9.25 an hour to $11 by next year — the first hike a state bill proposes on the way to $15 by 2026 —  would …