Dayton restaurants seek ways to extend patio dining

Shaniqua Juliano

That’s not good news for Miami Valley restaurants, which were rocked in the spring by the mandatory statewide shutdown of dine-in services that lasted nearly two months, as Gov. Mike DeWine and state health officials sought to minimize the spread of COVID-19. When dine-in service was restored in May, restaurants […]

Restaurants get creative to keep outdoor diners warm

Shaniqua Juliano

People enjoy outdoor dining amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 14, 2020. Jeenah Moon | Reuters Ice huts, yurts and tents have been growing in popularity over the last several years as restaurateurs looked to extend the life of their outdoor patios. This year, […]

As colder weather nears, restaurants rethink outdoor dining

Shaniqua Juliano

CLOSE Courtney Plaskitt, a server at Health House Foods and Taste of New York in Johnston, helps a customer on the patio Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register) At Jesse’s Embers, a steakhouse and seafood restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa, summertime diners took their business to the parking lot. Owner […]

Restaurants Prolong Outdoor Dining With Igloos, Heaters

Shaniqua Juliano

Restaurant owners say they have grown accustomed this year to constantly reinventing themselves to survive. Getting around Mother Nature as the U.S. heads toward winter may be their biggest challenge yet. Sales from outdoor dining, reduced indoor dining, delivery, and takeout haven’t equaled what most restaurants expected to earn this […]