Dining Out? Bad Weather Hurts Jersey Restaurants [AUDIO]
While snow plowing companies and hardware stores have seen a weather-related “bounce” in sales, restaurants are finding it harder to fill up their tables.
She said this Valentine’s Day weekend in particular is crucial for a lot of eateries.
“It’s always the best time to take your wife or girlfriend or boyfriend or husband or whomever,” Halvorsen said, “or just with your family and just go out and celebrate together.”
Among the national restaurant chains reporting lower sales this week because of the weather were Panera Bread and Cracker Barrel. Of course, some Garden State restaurants are still trying to recover from a previous weather event — Superstorm Sandy.