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Too Few Cooks In The Kitchen: Local Restaurants Face Labor Shortage

Washington’s food scene is expanding rapidly, with new restaurants popping up along the 14th Street and H Street corridors on a near-weekly basis. Yet, even as the local industry flourishes, restaurant owners are finding it increasingly difficult to find qualified staff to run their kitchens and serve the ever-growing dining crowds. We explore the reasons behind the shortage of restaurant workers and what this means for the city’s diners.

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