Newsmakers: ‘We can’t win for losing’

Diners have plenty of pent-up demand, but workforce woes throw cold water on grand reopening

An Iowa City McDonald’s advertised boosted wages where it is most visible — at the drive-thru. CREDIT KATHARINE CARLON
MAY 24 When the Centers for Disease Control opened the floodgates May 13 to vaccinated Americans getting out and congregating, many who had ordered out or cooked at home for 14 long, lonely months heaved a sigh of relief. Then they dialed up their favorite restaurant to make a celebratory reservation. Restaurant owners are more […]
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