COVID: Service Industry Employers Lament Lack of People Willing to Fill Open JobsRight when the restaurant and retail industries are bouncing back with customers returning as COVID restrictions ease, many businesses are facing a new hurdle: hiring employees to fill open positions.
Slow Recovery Prompts Businesses to Rethink Their Future in Downtown San FranciscoFor small businesses in downtown San Francisco which rely on a high volume of office workers, the post-pandemic economic forecast is as cloudy as a Sunset District summer.
South Bay Restaurants Raise Money for Anti-Hate Efforts Supporting AAPI CommunitySouth Bay restaurant owners took a stand against Asian hate by raising money this week to fight hate crimes against the AAPI community.
COVID: San Francisco Nightlife Rebounds as Pandemic Restrictions EaseWith rebounding traffic, diners eating indoors and movies projected on the silver screen at Fort Mason, Friday nights in the city feel a lot different from what they were a year ago.
Sonoma Seniors Celebrate Full Vaccination With a Day on the PlazaOn this Friday business was picking up in Sonoma but it wasn't the usual crowd sipping wines and dining out. Seniors are living it up after many have spent the past year cooped up in their homes.
COVID Reopening: Restaurant Regulars Welcome Return of Indoor Dining in ConcordContra Costa and Sonoma counties moved into the red tier on Sunday, permitting restaurants to reopen limited indoor dining. However, just because businesses could open their doors doesn’t mean they did.
Indoor Restaurant Dining Resumes, Movie Theaters Reopen in SF and Santa Clara CountiesFriday marked the restart of limited indoor dining and reopening of movie theaters in Santa Clara and San Francisco counties.
South Bay Restaurants Donate Portion of Purchases Toward Texas Disaster ReliefA South Bay restaurateur is donating $1 for every entree sold at her Los Gatos and San Jose restaurants on Friday and Saturday this and next weekend to help storm-stricken Texans.
San Leandro Used-Equipment Warehouse Shows Pandemic's Toll on RestaurantsThe pandemic’s heavy toll on the restaurant industry can be seen in Jose Bonilla Jr.’s cavernous San Leandro warehouse, which is packed with industrial ovens, grills, mixers, refrigerators, dining tables and chairs.
South Bay Chefs Turn Their Restaurants Inside-Out, Comp a Furloughed Worker With Each Paid MealThese have been tough days for the food service business but one chef in San Jose has been operating a unique kitchen to help struggling restaurants and their laid-off workers.
San Mateo City Leaders Mull Making Outdoor Downtown Dining Spaces PermanentDuring the pandemic, restaurants in San Mateo have added thousands of square feet of outdoor dining space. Now city leaders are wondering: should this be made permanent?
North Bay Restaurants Challenge State to Show Data Supporting COVID ClosureAs California’s stay-at-home order continues, businesses and health experts alike are demanding to see the data that justifies it. So far, state officials are keeping most of it to themselves.
Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open.
COVID Restrictions: Several Danville Restaurants Defy Outdoor-Dining BanOutdoor dining is banned by the COVID stay-at-home order, but some East Bay restaurants are still serving customers in defiance, with owners saying it's worth getting fined.
COVID Restrictions: Exasperated Bay Area Restaurant Owners Consider Defiance Of Shutdown OrdersRestaurant owners across the Bay Area on Monday said their long simmering fear and frustration over COVID restrictions has finally boiled over, becoming red-hot anger mixed with thoughts of open defiance of public health orders.