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Restaurant forced to close ‘for weeks’ due to staffing shortages

Restaurant forced to close ‘for weeks’ due to staffing shortages

by Tom Martin (October 2021)

A RESTAURANT in Crosby had to temporarily close after owners took to social media to say “the hospitality industry is on its knees” due to staffing and delivery issues.

The Seafood Kitchen, on Liverpool Road, shut its doors on Wednesday, October 6 “for the coming week or so” due to staffing and delivery issues.

It has been reported nationally how a lack of HGV drivers has resulted in shortages of some ingredients and products, affecting thousands of businesses.

A social media post by the owners of The Seafood Kitchen said: “Unfortunately we have had to temporarily close for the coming week or so due to staffing issues.

“As most of you are probably aware, the hospitality industry is on its knees with staffing and delivery issues.

“Due to a chronic staffing shortage at The Seafood Kitchen we have been left with no choice to close for the time being until this has been resolved.

“We need to ensure when we do reopen, that we have a full staff quota so that we can stay open rather than trying to remain open with a skeleton staff.

“To say the last few weeks has been stressful would be an understatement, with huge after-effects still affecting our industry.

“Please continue to support all the other local independents in the area, chances are they are experiencing similar circumstances to ourselves behind the scenes and would appreciate your kindness too.

“Many thanks for your continued support, we will be back as soon as humanly possible.”

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