New 'circuit-breaker' restrictions once again impacting restaurant industry
DAWSON CREEK -- Browns Social House in Dawson Creek used to be one of the busiest places in town on a Saturday night, now the owner says he's lucky if there's one table after 10 o'clock.
BC Health officials announced 'circuit breaker' restrictions on Thursday, to combat rising cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health.
Restaurants are once again bearing the brunt of public health orders.
Full service dining resturants are allowed to stay open but alochol service must stop at 10:00 p.m.
Bars and clubs without meal service or now temporarily closed.
The restaurant says there was a dramatic drop in customers when the vaccine passport was implemented, and right now they're not making any profit.
"Everytime there's new restrictions, there's a huge impact to our business," said Darcy Dober, Owner of Browns Social House.
Dober says he will likely start closing the restaurant early because he doesn't expect any late night crowds, but he's happy to do this part and help support the healthcare system.
“As far as the business goes I know we’re just trying to do our part to help the system out. Does it suck? I mean, ya it does a bit, for our staff, for our business, for our customers but at the end of the day the reality is it’s about doing what’s right for our hospital system and I support it in that aspect,” he said.
The restaurant owner says his business will get through this but he can't speak for all the restaurants in the area.