Mississippi Lt. Governor visits restaurants in Jackson

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann visited restaurants in Jackson today as they attempt to deal with the ongoing water crisis and bring the water to a boil. this place is crowded here,” Hosemann said. “They’ve taken all the sanitary precautions and stuff…our servers and our cooks are all there and they’re ready to serve us.” According to Johnny T’s owner John Tierre, it’s not just the boil water advisory adding pressure to the restaurant. “This is a tough time for restaurants in Jackson,” Tierre said. “Not only in the face of the water crisis, but on top of the shortage of labour, rising food prices, things of that nature, now is the time to collectively come together and really supporting local restaurants.” The Manship in Belhaven was another Jackson restaurant the Lieutenant Governor visited. “This campaign for restaurants in Jackson is extremely important. Our confidence as restaurateurs probably hasn’t been this low if it ever has been since March 2020 during COVID,” managing partner of The Manship Steven O’Neill said. O’Neill says they experienced low water pressure at one point due to the recent water crisis, forcing them to bring a water tank and portable bathrooms. “It’s safe to dine in Jackson. We’re taking every precaution Bringing bottled water, sodas, bagged ice and different things and compounding those extra costs with a drop in customer traffic has really put our restaurants on the line. great danger,” O’Neill said. Hosemann and the restaurant own Customers say that despite the water crisis, restaurants in Jackson remain open and ready for customers. “Creating this whole event where they go to different restaurants and hang out and eat local. It’s fantastic because what it does is it shows the rest of the clientele what should be done at a time like now “Terre said. “Anyway, we’ll get back to normal. And we need them to be there when we get that,” Hosemann said.

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann visited restaurants in Jackson today as they attempt to navigate the ongoing water crisis and bring the water to a boil.

Johnny T’s Blues and Bistro on Farish Street was first on his list.

“They’re open for business, this place is packed here,” Hosemann said. “They’ve taken all the sanitary precautions and stuff…our servers and our cooks are all there and they’re ready to serve us.”

According to Johnny T’s owner John Tierre, it’s not just the boil water advisory that’s adding pressure to the restaurant.

“This is a tough time for restaurants in Jackson,” Tierre said. “Not only to deal with the water crisis, but also to deal with labor shortages, rising food prices, things of that nature, now is the time to collectively pull together and truly support local restaurants.”

The Manship in Belhaven was another Jackson restaurant the Lieutenant Governor visited.

“This campaign for Jackson Restaurants is extremely important. Our confidence as restaurateurs probably hasn’t been this low if it ever has been since March 2020 during COVID,” the managing partner said. by The Manship Steven O’Neill.

O’Neill says they experienced low water pressure at one point due to the recent water crisis, forcing them to bring a water tank and portable bathrooms.

“It’s safe to dine in Jackson. We take every precaution. Bringing bottled water, sodas, bagged ice and different things and compounding those extra costs with a drop in traffic has really put our restaurants in great danger,” O’Neill said.

Hosemann and restaurant owners say that despite the water crisis, restaurants in Jackson remain open and ready for customers.

“To organize this whole event where they go to different restaurants and hang out and eat locally. It’s fantastic because what it does is it shows the rest of the clientele what should be done at a time like now “Terre said.

“Anyway, we’ll get back to normal. And we need them to be there when we get that,” Hosemann said.

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