Alec Haesler, Director at Carl Marks Advisors, has decades of experience working with and advising restaurant clients through some of the toughest of economic times.
Alec Haesler, a director at Carl Marks Advisors, said it is likely operators will shift between proteins if one protein source is experiencing sustained price inflation or shortages.7 February 2022
Alec Haesler, director at Carl Marks Advisors, calls it a “delicate line to walk.” For now, it will pay off to remain transparent. “As this is occurring everywhere, consumers have been somewhat accommodating of the situation—whether that be a short-staffed rush hour or an increase in the price of a meal,” he says. “Some of this might be offset by consumer excitement to be back out-and-about. However, as the current environment persists, we may start to see cracks in consumers’ willingness to accommodate.”7 February 2022
"There are a lot of moving pieces to the staffing conversation,” says Alec Haesler, director at Carl Marks Advisors. “You will likely see a mix-and-match approach, with operators leveraging a combination of technology and location design to improve staffing efficiency as best they can."7 February 2022