ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) — As many companies in Japanese North Carolina wrestle due to staffing shortages, one restaurant alongside the Crystal Coast is operating with simply two workers.
This Labor Day, Shark Shack’s proprietor stated they needed to shut their doorways due to the staffing scarcity. They are saying that is an ongoing scenario.
“Our reply is at all times we’re doing one of the best we are able to with what we’ve got,” stated Taylor Thomas, proprietor of Shark Shack.
Shark Shack homeowners Taylor and Jeremy Thomas say they don’t consider their staffing scarcity is because of COVID-19. They are saying this time final yr that they had a full employees. They consider this fast-paced surroundings shouldn’t be all people’s forte.
“It’s conserving my workers in a wholesome mind-set like we needed to cease working weekend nights as a result of they might be on the road for about 10 hours straight,” stated Taylor.
The couple stated proper now they’ve one common cook dinner and one prep cook dinner, whereas Taylor runs the entrance of the home and her husband, Jeremy, runs the kitchen.
Taylor’s 73-year-old father is available in day-after-day, too, to assist out. On the weekends, they’ve two household pals drive over three hours to come back work on the restaurant.
“We’re taking it week by week to see principally what we are able to do to even keep open at this level,” stated Taylor.
Regardless of all of it, the restaurant nonetheless provides out a neighborhood hero deal to first responders. They are saying it’s the least they’ll do for the people who find themselves continually working for the neighborhood.
“Simply going out day-after-day, they don’t know in the event that they’re coming residence. So, a free meal for them goes a good distance,” stated Taylor.
The meal prices $5 and individuals who go to the restaurant have the choice to pay it ahead.
“It consists of a whole checklist of things from recent seafood like shrimp and fish sandwiches, wraps, tacos, burgers, scorching canines, rooster dishes, and consists of their facet merchandise of alternative and a drink all for $5,” stated Taylor.
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