By Monica Hernandez, WMUR
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A popular Seacoast restaurant is speaking out after dealing with some unruly customers.
Bowl-O-Rama posted a surveillance video to its Facebook page after it said a group of patrons caused quite a commotion.
"Recently it's just been so out of control that we've seen our employees break down in tears and it just breaks my heart," said manager Andrew Maderios.
According to the post, a party of 12 was unhappy with their bill and large bar tab. The video shows a patron crumbling the bill and tossing it at Maderios, who said it was one of several recent incidents at the restaurant.
By Tom Eastman, Conway Daily Sun
CONWAY -- With the summer season coming to an end Labor Day weekend, and high school and college students heading back to school, the shortage of workers here in the Mount Washington Valley, as elsewhere, is becoming more pronounced.
“My job title is manager, marketing and events, but today I think I’m wearing the additional hat of station master and dispatcher and anything else that’s needed,” said Brian Solomon, overseeing the trains at the Conway Scenic Railroad’s North Conway station on a busy Tuesday afternoon.
By Scott Cook, WMUR
Newick's Lobster House in Dover has been the talk of social media after posting a sign at the front of the restaurant saying that customers who "feel the need to rant and rave like a spoiled child" will be asked to leave.
By Mike Cote, New Hampshire Union Leader
PATRONS who bemoan that T-Bones, Copper Door, Cactus Jack’s and CJ’s West Grill have been closed on Mondays will be happy to know Great New Hampshire Restaurants will end the policy Sept. 20.
The restaurant company recently opted to shut down on Mondays during a time when it can’t add enough staff to keep up with demand. So rather than burn out their workers, the management team decided to slow the pace for a while.
By Dan Alexander, Seacoast Current
A rude customer on Wednesday pushed the owner of a longtime Seacoast restaurant to post a sign telling customers to ask for him if they have a problem with the service.
It's been a long summer for the service industry which has been found itself short staffed while trying to take advantage of their busiest season. It's also resulted in some customers yelling at staff because of slow service and mistakes which has everyone on edge.
By Jeff McMenemy, Portsmouth Herald
PORTSMOUTH – Chef Bobby Marcotte won’t be able to open a new restaurant at the former Getty Station on Islington Street as planned after a city board narrowly rejected his request for an occupancy variance this week.
Marcotte, who is known for his appearances on the Food Network and for winning national culinary awards, said the proposed restaurant can’t open at the site with just the 50-person occupancy that’s allowed there under city zoning.
“That’s not enough for us. We’ll have to move along and find a new location,” he said when reached Thursday.
With dining tables emptying, some Nashua merchants say it is time for the downtown barriers to be removed
By Kimberly Houghton, Union Leader Correspondent
Some downtown merchants are calling for an end to expanded outdoor dining along Nashua’s Main Street, saying space taken up by now-empty tables would be better used for parking.
“There is no one occupying these spaces. It has served its time. It has done its purpose,” said Philip Bouchard, of Corriveau Insurance Agency at 115 Main St.
Since March, traffic flow on Main Street has been narrowed by one lane on each side to afford space for outdoor tables behind concrete barriers.
By Jeff Feingold, NHBR
A Burlington, Vt., software developer has developed an app that could help New Hampshire restaurants desperate to find help amid the state’s ongoing workforce shortage.
The app, called Fliptable, is a restaurant staffing app that offers a contactless digital hiring platform for restaurant owners and job-seekers. It is designed to instantly finds and connect job-seekers with relevant, open positions at restaurants within their desired area, while restaurant owners and hiring managers are matched with the best candidates for the job.
Earlier this summer, Fliptable officially launched in Burlington, onboarding more than 80 restaurants from throughout the country in less than two months.
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By Caleb Symons, Sentinel Staff
WINCHESTER — If Sue Bentley had hesitated about getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the past over concerns about side-effects, she certainly didn’t on Saturday.
Bentley, 54, of Swanzey, was first in line at The Outlaw Brewing Co. in Winchester when it opened at noon for a vaccination clinic. Her reward? A craft-made hard seltzer, on the house, as part of the brewery’s offer of a free drink to the first 100 people vaccinated.
“He made it simple here,” Bentley said of Outlaw Brewing owner Rick Horton, explaining that she learned of the event on the brewery’s Facebook page. “… And he bribed me with a free drink.”