Jefferson Park’s Sicilia Bakery Launching Food Truck After Worker Shortage Leads To Temporary Cafe Closure, Owner Says

Jun 17, 2021 314

BY: Ariel Parrella-Aureli

The owner of longtime neighborhood staple Sicilia Bakery Chicago plans to open a food truck service in the cafe’s adjacent parking lot after closing his storefront last week after struggling to find staff. The owner, Freddy Pecoraro, told Block Club he will reconfigure the store into a rental venue. He said his food truck should be open within a few weeks.

“We didn’t want it to come to this, but as of today our front of house is closed due to a lack of workforce,” Pecoraro wrote on Facebook. Restaurants and other businesses across the country have struggled to fill vacancies after laying off staff due to coronavirus shutdowns. Many people have left the food service industry as they look for better pay, hours and benefits.

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