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How restaurants are coping with the labor shortage

A&W CEO Kevin Bazner joins this week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to talk about labor challenges and what his company is doing to overcome them.

Is there any positive outlook on the labor front?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Kevin Bazner, the CEO of A&W Restaurants, talking about the impact of the labor shortage on his company’s restaurants.

The shortage has been the most significant issue facing restaurants. Locations are closed early or for days at a time. Some are closing dining rooms. Operators say they’re leaving money on the table because of the lack of workers.

The quit rate for the industry hit an all-time high last month, while many more workers say they plan to leave their jobs in the coming weeks.

Bazner talks about the impact of the shortage on his chain and what kind of efforts A&W is making to cope with the challenges.

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