Acute labour shortage hits diners hard
A busy night at a restaurant can look like this: irate customers waving frantically for their orders to be taken, dirty plates waiting to be cleared and empty glasses in need of topping up.
This is becoming a common scene in restaurants here, as the labour shortage hits hard.
It comes at a cost to diners.
The rising costs of manpower, rental and raw ingredients are also translating to higher menu prices.