If you're dining out and noticing open tables and long ticket times, you're not alone. Restaurant insiders say it's an industry-wide problem that stems back to the beginning of the pandemic.

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Restaurants Not Having Easy Time HiringIf you're dining out and noticing open tables and long ticket times, you're not alone. Restaurant insiders say it's an industry-wide problem that stems back to the beginning of the pandemic.
Fort Worth Massage Therapist Reinvents Small Business To Survive COVID-19 Pandemic ShutdownsNearly one year later, her small Fort Worth massage and boutique store, Danette’s Urban Oasis, is back open but Danette Wicker said it is far from business as usual.
Fort Worth Massage Therapist Reinvents Small Business To Survive COVID-19 Pandemic ShutdownsNearly one year later, her small Fort Worth massage and boutique store, Danette’s Urban Oasis, is back open but Danette Wicker said it is far from business as usual.
Visit Fort Worth Launches Campaign Promoting Businesses That Encourage Mask-Wearing“It’s trying to speak to that very concern that consumers will have - visitors or locals - about how their experience is going to change,” said Bob Jameson, President and CEO of Visit Fort Worth.
North Texas Salon Owner Gives Clients Option On Masks, Says She'll 'Continue To Wear Mine'Working in a small space providing cosmetic and skincare services, Lindsey Przano knew she’d have to let clients know about her mask policy following the removal of COVID-19 restrictions Gov. Abbott announced.
Dallas Barbershop Owner Looks Forward To Ditching Mask Requirement: 'Should Be The Individual's Decision'Dooney’s Barber & Beauty Academy will be taking down their “mask required” sign and masks will be optional.
Fort Worth Restaurant Owner Excited To Be Able To Fill Every Table With Texas '100% Open' Next Week“We had to downsize,” said Martin Thompson, owner of Cat City Grill. “We’re running pretty much a skeleton crew right now.”
Watchdog Groups Fear More Fraud With New Round Of PPP Loans For Small BusinessesAs business begin apply for the second round of COVID-19 relief funding, federal investigators continue to uncover alleged fraud from the first round of loans.
Spike In Guns, Ammo Purchases Seen For MonthsGun dealers also say demand has been building since long before the assault on the U.S. Capitol.
Christmas Is 'Busiest Day Of The Year' Say Owners Of Richardson Chinese RestaurantThe restaurant filled 250 to-go orders on Christmas Eve, and they expect to do just as many or more on Christmas Day.
North Texas Business Owner Locked Out Of Shop By Landlord Days Before ChristmasLike thousands of North Texas businesses hit hard by the pandemic, the owner of a popular Plano donut shop, WOW! Donuts and Drips, is behind on rent.
New Stimulus Package Means Hope For Restaurant IndustryJust days before Christmas, lunch at Bugatti Ristorante in Dallas would normally be packed. Not this year.
Delicious Dallas DessertsAfter this year, everyone deserves a treat. Taryn Jones hits the Dallas streets on the hunt for amazing sweets. Cookie? Cake? Pie? Ice Cream? Which is the best dessert? Tag us in a photo of your favorite! @eastseeplaydfw
CBD Business Doing Well During PandemicCBD retailers are reporting seeing a spike in sales of CBD products by customers who are using them to help calm anxiety and stress during this chaotic year.
Grant Money Coming To Southlake Small Business OwnersKen Molestina reports.
Christmas-Themed Campo Verde Adjusting To COVID-19 RestrictionsKen Molestina reports on a restaurant that lives for the holidays.
Restaurant Owner Talks Challenges With Capacity RollbackRobbie Owens reports.
Customers May Not Notice New Coronavirus-Related Capacity Restrictions In Texas BusinessesIn the Fort Worth Stockyards Friday, Dec. 4, managers told code officers their own distancing protocols already had them well under the new limit.
Pandemic Doesn't Stop Grapevine's Lighted Christmas Parade, But Does Change ItThe floats and bands taking part in the Grapevine tradition remained stationary on Main Street, so spectators could safely drive by in their own cars.
Business Occupancy Rollbacks Triggered In North Texas After 7 Straight Days Of High COVID-19 Hospitalization RatesDallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in order for the rollbacks to make a difference, everyone will need to exercise personal responsibility.
North Texas Restaurants, Bars Talk Of Impact If Openings Scaled Back Due To High Covid-19 HospitalizationsMichael Levy, General Manager of Desperados, his family's Mexican restaurants in Garland and Dallas, put it this way. "If you're going to be a bullrider, and they open that gate, and tell you to hold on for that eight seconds, that bull is knocking all over and that's what it's been like."
New PPP 'Loan Necessity' Questionnaire Raises Concern Among Small Business OwnersMonths after thousands of small businesses accepted government aid to help them get through the pandemic, some borrowers are worried the government is changing the forgiveness rules.
Big, Unexpected Tax Bill Could Be Coming For Small Business Owners Granted PPP Loans“That’s not what (the government) said back in late March when these businesses took out the loans,” said accountant Glen Birnbaum, a partner at Sikich LLP. “They are moving the goal posts.”
'This Is The Worst Thanksgiving Of My Life': Arlington Mechanic Watches Shop Crumble During Tornado“We had already been struggling because of corona (virus). We got the good days and the bad days, but this is the worst day,” Joanna Ulloa said.

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