The week-long celebration will benefit local restaurants as well as the community non-profit Leadership Toledo.
Toledo, Ohio — Day 1 Restaurant Week Toledo has been featured in books, local spots offer special menus and deals to attract new customers and support Leadership Toledo, a local non-profit organization.
Deet’s BBQ owner Trevor Deeter said:
Leadership Toledo helps prepare adults and high school students to become leaders.
“It’s a good time for us because I really believe in leadership Toledo,” said Tony Fronck, owner of the White House Inn. I think it’s a target.”
Over the past few years, as restaurants have dealt with staffing shortages and supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing health and safety restrictions, adaptive restaurants have learned to thrive in difficult times. I called.
“COVID and everything that has happened in the last couple of years has trained us to adapt and overcome it,” Dieter said. have been adjusted.”
Deet’s BBQ is primarily known as a takeout and food truck franchise, and Deeter keeps the menu small to facilitate employee training. Also, the restaurant is closed he one day a week.
Meanwhile, restaurants are paying their employees more. Add the rising costs of inflation and the restaurant’s margins are smaller than they were pre-COVID.
“We have to pay these people a different wage than they did two, three, four years ago,” Fronk said. “We already started with a small margin, and now the margin is just a little smaller.”
While sit-down restaurants like the White House Inn are grappling with skyrocketing ingredient and labor costs, Front said business is doing well as usual.
“For us, Restaurant Week Toledo is great,” says Fronto. “The people of Toledo support us by driving a short drive across the country to this wonderful village. We really appreciate it.”
https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/restaurant-week-toledo-community-support/512-f36d3b82-d739-41e8-9607-e72ce8d61088 Restaurant Week Toledo supports local community restaurants