Labor shortages, supply chain issues and high food prices force Newport News to postpone restaurant week

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News has postponed its annual Restaurant Week due to several widespread concerns.

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The 2022 event, hosted by the Newport News Hospitality Association, has been postponed due to “labor shortages in the restaurant industry, supply chain issues and soaring food prices.”

The two-week event normally takes place each January, but officials say they hope to host the event next summer instead.

Last year, the event also took a different form due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed Awareness Week,” officials say it was an effort to promote participating restaurants that signed up to offer specials in-house or to-go.

Hospitality officials hope to announce new dates later in 2022.

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