Food & Drink

The Food & Drink section brings you news about the Seattle restaurant and bar scene such as openings, closings, news about chefs and advice on where to go for a great meal or happy hour in Seattle, the Eastside or Snohomish County.

Fast-food customers are back, but workers are not. It’s triggering major change

A hiring banner hangs outside a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant in Stanton, Calif., Monday, May 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A resurgent virus, powered by the delta variant, has compounded staffing shortages, forcing many fast food store managers to reverse recent dining room reopenings or extend closures that took effect early in pandemic.

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