The current homelessness problem is a barrier to attracting visitors and investment, growing our downtown businesses and generating revenue for the city and state. We all have a stake in its success.
Today, we’re talking about beverages—next year, we could be talking candy bars or books. Once government officials step in to regulate prices on one item, raising costs for people across Indiana, what’s to stop them from trying to put controls on the prices of everything else?
The pandemic has left our industry facing some cold, hard facts. In January, 8% of restaurant operators rated the recruitment and retention of workforce as their top challenge; by May, that figure had risen to 72%.