Restaurant operators turn to insurance and benefits as attraction, retention tool – but at a steep cost

Staff wait on diners at Buttermint, the newest concept by Black Shoe Hospitality that opened late last year in Shorewood.
Staff wait on diners at Buttermint, the newest concept by Black Shoe Hospitality that opened late last year in Shorewood. Credit: Kames Photography

As the service and hospitality sector continues to face workforce challenges coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurant operators are putting in extra time – and money – to be an employer of choice. One tactic that has gained traction, even in the years prior to the pandemic, is offering access to health insurance and

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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