Chicago restaurants are coping with a steak glut

Omicron is causing diners to cancel reservations, and meat is piling up in Chicago restaurant fridges.

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Nicholas M Esposito
Nicholas M Esposito
1845 days agoTwitter

You should change your headline. Vaccine passports to dine-in has reduced demand! Seriously!!! What a joke! What are your thoughts @AmyJacobson

WFJ
WFJ
1175 days agoTwitter

Not omicron but illegal government mandates are driving this, but you know this 馃檮

snyder21
snyder21
915 days agoTwitter

Not Omicron. Vax mandates.

People are driving out of town.

Blasting Faces ReneeHart 馃し鈥嶁檧锔忦煉咅煆
Blasting Faces ReneeHart 馃し鈥嶁檧锔忦煉咅煆
614 days agoTwitter

What a joke headline. It鈥檚 not omicron, it鈥檚 Lightfoot and Preckwinkle and their discriminatory vaccine mandates

Shane 馃榾
Shane 馃榾
584 days agoTwitter

Weird. The restaurant I ate at in Chicago yesterday, which doesn鈥檛 enforce this unlawful racist mandate was packed.

Mommar
Mommar
565 days agoTwitter

LOL

Then why is every restaurant in Miami packed to the rafters if it's Omicron and we have record covid cases.

Oh, here's a hint, Miami doesn't have a stupid vax pass policy.

Madeline Swan
Madeline Swan
484 days agoTwitter

I am vaccinated but will not be patronizing city restaurants while this pointless mandate is in place.

Tamara Mannelly 馃榿
Tamara Mannelly 馃榿
344 days agoTwitter

Yeah I am sure it is omicron 馃檮 and not these immoral v passports. Way to try to spin it tho.

Ravenswood Mommy
Ravenswood Mommy
334 days agoTwitter

22% of eligible residents in Ravenswood are unvaccinated and cannot patronize restaurants. also, my 6 year old, who recovered from covid, cannot attend birthday parties because of this pointless mandate.

Plague Rat
Plague Rat
334 days agoTwitter

Weird how restaurants were packed in Wauwatosa last weekend, despite the frigid temperatures, freezing rain, and OMICRON.

馃嚭馃嚫
馃嚭馃嚫
215 days agoTwitter

Vaccine requirements couldn't have anything to do with a reduction in diners. Impossible.

cjk95
cjk95
214 days agoTwitter

Omicron is not the problem. It is the political elite that have caused this for the city. I have been downtown twice in 2 years since I am now wfh. Spent 28 years working in the loop. Happy to go to dinner in the burbs now and spend money at family owned restaurants!

yesbutimright
yesbutimright
194 days agoTwitter

How much is Omicron vs Vax mandate? Ate at a fantastic small restaurant in Orland Park tonight, Tradycja. No personal medical information required

Elizz
Elizz
154 days agoTwitter

鈥淥micron鈥 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ 馃ぃ ok that鈥檚 what we鈥檙e calling Vaccine Passports now.

Amanda
Amanda
154 days agoTwitter

This is hysterical. Our restaurants are packed where we don't have vaccine passports. Hope all of the people who voted for the mayor stay in Cook County. Don't make my county blue.

my algo is better than your algo
my algo is better than your algo
154 days agoTwitter

Bring to Nashville they need help here with better beef options. It will sell out in a weekend鈥.

Bubba33
Bubba33
154 days agoTwitter

Jab mandates in the city that鈥檚 why. Democrats determined to ruin businesses and they are succeeding.

Mike Digits
Mike Digits
124 days agoTwitter

Spent a week in Texas over the holidays. Literally impossible to get a reservation if not booked a day or more in advance at the better restaurants.

Omicron is not the problem here. Government is the problem.

jobu doll
jobu doll
125 days agoTwitter

Did you think to look into the mandate? Or do you guys research anything or鈥. https://t.co/鈥婳IMQT3IOkb

Formerly Dr. Venkman, 2 PhDs
Formerly Dr. Venkman, 2 PhDs
124 days agoTwitter

You are so full of 馃挬 and you know it. Morons

Denise~"Red"
Denise~"Red"
124 days agoTwitter

It's not omicron, it's the dictatorship of @chicagosmayor and @GovPritzker so stop placing blame elsewhere

19_mo_86
19_mo_86
104 days agoTwitter

Illegal, unconstitutional, IMMORAL government mandates are causing this. Intentionally so.

Go play your word games elsewhere.

Marianne von Lingenfels 馃帄
Marianne von Lingenfels 馃帄
114 days agoTwitter

Try to spin that harder. How about it has everything to do with the vax pass.

H.E. "#DidEverythingRight鈥 Pennypacker 馃檪
H.E. "#DidEverythingRight鈥 Pennypacker 馃檪
94 days agoTwitter

Blame it on Omicron...wouldn't have anything to do with the Lightfoot/鈥婸reckwinkle vax passport, would it? People are voting with their $$ and going to places that are not enforcing or outside of Chicago/鈥婥ook County.

Josh McClure
Josh McClure
104 days agoTwitter

Or maybe people are voting against @chicagosmayor Lightfoot's vaccine mandate with their pocketbooks.

Judah Benjamin
Judah Benjamin
94 days agoTwitter

I'm in Florida supporting Florida businesses using the money I make in Chicago. Thanks lightbutt

Mary Callison
Mary Callison
94 days agoTwitter

No, the BS show us your health papers before dining in is what caused the decline in demand... y'all just don't see how absolutely ridiculous this is.

jennifer
jennifer
84 days agoTwitter

Vax mandate more like it! I go to other counties now. My card is mine only.

Sportsfanann (we beat ohio)馃挋馃挍鉂わ笍馃張鈿斤笍鈿撅笍
Sportsfanann (we beat ohio)馃挋馃挍鉂わ笍馃張鈿斤笍鈿撅笍
84 days agoTwitter

No, vax passes has reduced dine in demand. Fixed it

eugone2
eugone2
85 days agoTwitter

Ridiculous Chicago and Crook county vax passport mandate doesn鈥檛 help. Just following the science.馃槀

my algo is better than your algo
my algo is better than your algo
74 days agoTwitter

Meanwhile we can鈥檛 find enough for real America. Tell the facists in Chicago there is an arbitrage opportunity, call me.

CHISPRTS1
CHISPRTS1
74 days agoTwitter

Don鈥檛 comply 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檪锔 Only 17% of kids 5-12 are vaxxed across the country parents can鈥檛 bring their kids to restaurants right now. They better start thinking what best for them 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檪锔

steve
steve
74 days agoTwitter

Are you people that obtuse with your headlines? I will never eat or go anywhere I have to show my papers

Ellesworth Toohey
Ellesworth Toohey
74 days agoTwitter

Crain's is clueless once again: Everyone knows it's not "omicron" -- It's the imposition of the "vax" passport as the price of going to a restaurant.

About 30% of the public can't dine out in Chicago right now.

GlamGram
GlamGram
64 days agoTwitter

Well, let鈥檚 not forget that if you drive to a downtown Chicago restaurant you also may not have your car for the return trip鈥 there鈥檚 that.馃槼

Tim Turner
Tim Turner
64 days agoTwitter

What is it exactly that you are smoking @CrainsChicago?

Anyone who has been dinning out for the last year still is. They are just eating outside of Chicago and Cook County because of tyranny.

Citizen007
Citizen007
54 days agoTwitter

Vax requirements crush already strugging small businesses.

There, fixed it for you

Paul Youman
Paul Youman
54 days agoTwitter

I鈥檓 beginning to think that these liberals (media included) are not evil, but just plain stupid.

makinthemagic
makinthemagic
54 days agoTwitter

Went out to eat last Friday for lunch but got turned away due to the V mandate. Waiter says, "I have to get a new job. You're the 4th group we've turned away today." It was noon on a Friday. I wonder how many they turned away since then.

RarePlusElkMeat
RarePlusElkMeat
54 days agoTwitter

Perhaps the enforcement of segregationist policy is also deterring the principled public from partaking https://t.co/鈥媙Br7ysKNSK