New Hope Restaurant Closing Due to Staffing Shortages, Supply-Chain Issues
The global pandemic and supply-chain issues are blamed for the closure of a local restaurant. The owner of Jewel’s Cave Diner in New Hope, Jewel Plocienk, says she can no longer keep operating and is closing for good.
Jewel’s Cave Diner has served up home-style meals for almost five years. The restaurant serves up everything from salads to eggs and hash browns. Plocienk says it’s a move she didn’t want to make.
“It’s pretty hard,” Plocienk said.
The family-owned restaurant says it has had a tough time keeping up with supply-chain issues.
“We made it through COVID. It’s just now to the point where you can’t find half the stuff that we need,” explained Plocienk.
She says it also has been challenging dealing with staffing shortages.
“It’s hard to find cooks nowadays. Even if someone’s sick, we’re going to have to shut down because we don’t have someone to cover the shift,” Plocienk said.
The owner says she will miss the customers and the joy they brought to her life. Jan. 31 will be the restaurant’s last day open.
“Thank you everybody for all your love and support over the years,” said Plocienk. “It’s been a very hard decision to decide to sell, but it is what’s best for my family right now.”