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‘It’s like a war,’ restaurateur says of struggle to find workers

Corvette Diner, which only recently reopened for indoor dining in San Diego, had a tough time finding employees at a time when restaurants and other hospitality businesses are all competing for workers. (Eduardo Contreras / San Diego Union-Tribune via TNS)

It's difficult enough to find cooks, dishwashers, servers and bartenders in San Diego that many pandemic-battered restaurants are dropping lunch service, closing earlier than normal or staying open fewer days a week because they lack the manpower to serve the guests they know are eager to eat out.

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