How do you operate a restaurant with no help?
Close on Monday.
Shorten the hours of operation.
Simplify the menu.
These are some of the steps that small business owners in Macomb County are taking in order to deal with the ongoing worker shortage.
“Before COVID we were thriving. We had over 50 employees, eleven cooks on the weekend, and a full house every night,” said Jack Erdman, general manager of Roger’s Roost in Sterling Heights. “Now we’re turning business away because we don’t have the people to handle it.”
Roger’s Roost’s General Manager Jack Erdman talks with staff member, Kylie Whitley. GINA JOSEPH – THE MACOMB DAILY
This past Monday was the first time in the company’s history the doors were closed.
“It’s been hard to plan around the uncertain times that we live in,” said the restaurant manager, who is not unlike many others doing what they can to adapt to the ever-changing conditions surrounding…