'Are you breathing? Hired.' Why SoCal restaurants are still deeply short-staffed

Los Angeles and Orange County restaurants are still struggling to find adequate staff, resulting in shortened hours, smaller menus, longer wait times for tables and food, and angry customers.
Jenn Harris • Los Angeles Times • April 22, 2022
In the fall of 2021, assistant restaurant manager Jamie Wongaroon witnessed a disgruntled customer berate a host during a busy dinner service at Uzumaki, the small sushi restaurant she manages in Culver City. The next day, Wongaroon spent around...
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