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How Black Bear Diner is combating the labor shortage

Bruce Dean, CEO of the family-dining chain, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the challenges of finding workers for a growing company.

This edition of A Deeper Dive is brought to you by CrunchTime! Information Systems.

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The labor shortage is difficult for all companies. But it’s particularly challenging for growing chains looking to add more locations.

This week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive" features Bruce Dean, CEO of Redding, Calif.-based family-dining chain Black Bear Diner. Dean discusses the labor shortage and how his chain is combating that challenge, both by attracting workers and keeping good employees.

Dean also discusses labor costs and his views on automation, technology and other strategies some chains are deploying to address the issue.

He also talks about how his chain grew from a single concept in a small Northern California town. Please have a listen.

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