As Michigan continues to open up, can most restaurants stay in business without enough staff members to keep them going?

That's a good question that only restaurant owners and managers can answer.  We all see signs everywhere these days that read "Now Hiring."

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According to the Lansing State Journal:

This week, restaurants and bars are allowed to stay open past 11 p.m. for the first time in months.  Capacity restrictions were also loosened, allowing facilities to be at 50% indoor capacity.  Previously, indoor capacity restricted to 50% or 100 people, whichever was smaller.

Even though we're all waiting for July 1st when full capacity will be in effect, it's nice being able to go to a restaurant knowing that full capacity is fine on terraces and patios.

I think if you're being smart about what you're doing, being cautious no matter where you and your family dine in or out is extremely important.  Not everyone is wearing a sign that states they are fully vaccinated.

And hopefully most restaurants that are not fully staffed will be able to hire more individuals to keep things running smoothly.

The Lansing State Journal adds:

Staffing shortages have affected numerous industries in the wake of the pandemic, but perhaps none more so than the restaurant industry.  If those shortages continue, the "pent-up" demand for dining out could outpace what restaurants and bars are able to provide.

Well for now, at least we as patrons can continue dining at local restaurants to help them stay in business and hope they will be able to hire enough staff members to keep up the pace with demand.

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