SAN ANGELO, TX – One of San Angelo's favorite taco shops is being forced to cut hours due to being severely understaffed.
Many food service employees who lost their jobs due to the Covid lockdown haven't returned to the workforce because of the Biden unemployment stimulus weekly payments.
According to Reyna's Tacos, on Jun. 8, there are not enough employees and applicants so the taco shop will be changing its hours to12 p.m. to 8 p.m. only Tuesday thru Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
A member of the Reyna family, Anna Reyna, ensured the public on Facebook that the reason for the shortage in staff is not because of pay.
"Our pay starts at $10 hourly during training which lasts approximately 3 weeks depending on the skill level of the person," stated Reyna. "After training we pay $12 hourly plus tips and sales bonuses based on performance of their shifts worked."
To apply visit Reyna's Tacos located at 226 S. Abe.
"As hard as it is for us to make this adjustment, we Pray that this too shall pass and we can be back to our normal hours," stated Reyna's Tacos on Facebook "Thank you all for your patience and we will update everyone soon on when things will be normal again for us small businesses. It's not easy but we won't give up!"
Reyna's Tacos is famous for their "taco box" which is a pizza box filled with tacos.
Reyna's Tacos was featured in a "Trammell Eats" episode on restaurant who excelled during the pandemic. See: Trammell Eats: These 4 Businesses are Thriving in the COVID-19 Economy