Mark James said running a Hooters restaurant in Nottingham, UK, was challenging as customers had high expectations that it would live up to its image.
The owner of Steamers cafe said she's closing up to two hours early every day and axing online orders because she doesn't have enough staff.
Sarah Aquino is the vice mayor of Folsom and an insurance seller. Now, she's working at a restaurant to help steer it through the labor shortage.
Inflation is offsetting wage gains on average, but many of the workers who need it most are finally catching a break.
Island Fin Poké, Rush Bowls, and Black Sheep Coffee all plans on opening dozens more restaurants. They told Insider about their expansion plans.
Seattle fast food chain Dick's Drive-In is hiking wages, easing scholarship eligibility, and paying overtime for working more than 32 hours a week.
Taco Crush had just three kitchen staff left when it closed, its owner told Insider. He said job applicants didn't show up for interviews.
"We're just understaffed and barely keeping our heads above water and I'm at a complete loss as to how to fix it," one food-service recruiter said.
Shake Shack is focusing on wage increases and bonuses to recruit managers and hourly workers. The food industry saw jobs cut in August.
The CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe said the labor shortage had hit his chain, but that the best cafes "pay more. It's pretty simple that way."
The owner of Farm Burger said some of its restaurants are closing one day a week to give staff a break as diners return in droves.
A diner at a Wahoo Seafood in Gainesville, Florida, spent $144.66 on his meal - and $10,000 on tipping workers.
Restaurant staff will be paid more. Robots will take over fast food. Your portion size might be smaller, too. They're all changes that have to happen.
Restaurant reservations have fallen to 80% of 2019 levels in some of the worst states for COVID-19 as the highly contagious Delta variant surges.
With the popularity of ghost kitchens on the rise because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kroger has unveiled a new dining option for customers.
A restaurant manager in Stockton told NBC News that she employed a robot helper to serve patrons because "nobody wants to come in and apply."
Basilico's Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach asks patrons for proof they're unvaccinated and discourages masks despite a local surge in COVID-19 cases.