tag | restaurants


As restrictions lift, reopened Pa. businesses cast a wary eye towards the future

“A lot of restaurant operators are saying, ‘Lemme just get to April.’ It’s going to be warmer outside, windows open, people wanting to go out. So there is some hope.”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »


As Pa. cracks down on business defying shutdown, hundreds appear on scofflaw list

For some businesses, the decision to stay open is about staying afloat.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Updated: December 24, 2020 | 3:00 pm

Restaurants lose court bid against Wolf’s indoor dining ban

U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner in Harrisburg denied the petition filed by two restaurant owners and a Hershey-area restaurant trade association.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

‘There’s going to be a loss of jobs’: Indoor dining ban hits restaurants already in crisis

The economic hit will ripple outward as thousands of workers are laid off, downtown storefronts shutter and lenders withdraw support from upstart restaurants.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

For Pennsylvania restaurants, ‘the employment situation is catastrophic’

As of October, the region’s restaurants employed about 57,000 workers, a sharp drop from the more than 88,000 working in those establishments a year ago, according to an analysis by regional economist Chris Briem at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social and Urban Research.

By Kate Giammarise/WESA
LOAD MORE