• Restaurants' Busy Seasons Have Been Reshaped by COVID

    4 monthes ago - By Eater

    Dining outdoors in New York City, December 2020 | Shutterstock
    Once defined by predictable slumps and rushes, restaurant crowds now rise and fall with comfortable outdoor dining weather and winter surges It was deja vu. As December 2021 marched into January, restaurants that were eagerly awaiting holiday sales bumps were haunted by cancellations. Patrons wavered on whether they felt safe inside. Outdoor dining was back, even in the winter cold. As the omicron variant disrupted the holiday season, workers wondered whether to risk getting sick or risk not getting paid. It was the new year...
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