LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas favorite Lawry’s The Prime Rib reopened its dining room on Tuesday after temporarily closing due to COVID-19 staffing shortages.
Restaurant management announced last week that the staffing issues were related to challenges caused by the pandemic.
“The last thing we want to do is keep the team on a skeleton crew and people not have a good dining experience,” Lawry’s CEO Ryan Wilson said in an interview with 8 News Now. “It’s heavily depleted, we are waiting on results, so we are at a point where we can’t run the operation.”
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Las Vegas is part of the Lawry’s chain that includes locations in Beverly Hills and Dallas. The chain recently closed the doors of its Chicago location on Dec. 31 of last year, one of many recent restaurant closures amid the strain of the global pandemic.
As of Jan. 3 in Clark County, there have been 6,499 deaths and 953 hospitalizations due to COVID-19, with the county’s positivity rate shooting up to 17.7%.
All Lawry’s locations are now open for dine-in and to-go.