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Restaurant Blames Government Handouts for ‘Short Staffed’ and ‘Slow Service’

Honesty is the best policy, and that’s exactly what one Taqueria restaurant is providing for its clientele.



Honesty is the best policy, and that’s exactly what one Taqueria restaurant is providing for its clientele. Specifically, the restaurant is asking patrons to be patient with “slow service” because they are short-staffed thanks to the government.

In an honest plea to customers, the owner of the popular Folsom, California restaurant, Taco Loco, posted a “slow service sign” warning which reads:

“To our loyal customers. Sadly, due to government and state handouts, no one wants to work anymore. Therefore, we are short-staffed… Please be patient with our staff that did choose to come to work today.”

The owner of the restaurant did not immediately want to speak to Sacramento’s local CBS news station about his sign, but John Voelz, owner of a restaurant just down the street from the Taqueria had similar sentiments. “It’s hard to find people who want to work right now,” said Voelz.


“They want us to hire more people right now. We’re trying to hire more baristas, we’re trying to hire cooks. It is really hard” added Voelz. A restaurant frequenter Erica Oresky says with layoffs, “why not go on unemployment? It is an easy paycheck.”

President of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Barry Broome explains, “until the government check stops coming out, which is September, we’re going to continue to have labor shortages and that’s going to continue to challenge small business.”

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  1. American Patriot

    July 17, 2021 at 10:47 am

    The teacher’s union rep is stating an opinion. She couldn’t possibly know how this will play out. the vaccine is being used outside the normal years long trial periods. The other side of her argument might sound like this. How does anyone know what the long-term ramifications are of these EUA (Emergency Use Vaccines) when no time to test them has occurred? Thousands of people have already died from the vaccine and many others have suffered health issues due to the vaccine. She is pushing her own agenda and taking advantage of her perceived power position by spouting her opinion. Maybe she should read the studies that show that adequate Vit D and other supplements keep the immune system on guard against the virus. And common sense says that people in Florida have better direct sun from which Vit D comes. Come on, people…use your intelligence.

  2. Penny Howland

    July 18, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    People would hopefully make more working as servers than on unemployment….can’t see them choosing “handouts”. Insulting to workers.

  3. '76

    July 21, 2021 at 5:17 am

    It’s not about “making” more or less. It’s about not working and making “enough.” This automatic assumption that unemployment pays more is idiotic. It doesn’t have to pay MORE to convince thousands of people to choose to sit home, eat cereal and play Xbox.

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