Magnolia Pancake Haus closing on Tuesdays to give staff ‘balanced life,’ popular San Antonio eatery says

Restaurant owners say they will re-evaluate at the end of the month

Magnolia Pancake Haus was ranked as the most popular restaurant for breakfast in Texas. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio breakfast and brunch favorite, Magnolia Pancake Haus, is making some changes for the sake of a more “balanced life,” the eatery said on social media.

On Monday, the owners posted that the restaurants will be closed on Tuesdays during the month of April. The change affects the business’ three locations — Embassy Oaks, Medical Center and Cibolo.

The post states that the day off will give staff members time to recoup.

“A balanced life is important to us and it’s been extremely hard to obtain that this past year so we are doing what we feel is in the best interest of our teams,” the post reads.

A statement on Magnolia Pancake Haus’ website adds that the past year “has really challenged us in so many ways.”

The restaurant stated that it will re-evaluate the closure at the end of the month.

Restaurants across the U.S. faced the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic’s effects, from forced closures and labor shortages to rising prices and supply issues.

Out of 11 major industries in the U.S. economy, six have regained all the jobs they lost during the pandemic recession. Most other industries are fairly close.

The one exception: Leisure and hospitality, which includes restaurants, bars, hotels, amusement parks and other forms of recreation. One of America’s biggest employers, leisure and hospitality still has 1.5 million fewer jobs than it did before the pandemic, a decline of 8.7%.

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