Illinois Restaurant Industry Tries For A Post-COVID Renaissance

A waiter wearing a mask and gloves delivers food to a table to customers seated at an outdoor patio at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. in May.
A waiter wearing a mask and gloves delivers food to a table to customers seated at an outdoor patio at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. in May.
A waiter wearing a mask and gloves delivers food to a table to customers seated at an outdoor patio at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. in May.
A waiter wearing a mask and gloves delivers food to a table to customers seated at an outdoor patio at a restaurant in Washington, D.C. in May.

Illinois Restaurant Industry Tries For A Post-COVID Renaissance

Restrictions on indoor dining have been loosened in Chicago, but the challenge isn’t getting customers in the door — it’s getting the workers back.

Reset takes a closer look at the worker shortage and the challenge facing restaurant owners as COVID restrictions on restaurants loosen and indoor dining continues to expand.

GUESTS: Ally Marotti, Crain’s Chicago Business reporter

Karen Browne, CEO at One Off Hospitality

Manish Mallick, restaurant owner, ROOH Chicago