Hash Tayeh has been back behind the counter at the burger chain he founded, Burgertory, for the first time in three years as he struggles to keep the business going in the face of the Omicron wave.
He has been doing night shifts at his outlet on Chapel Street in Melbourne, a fashionable shopping and entertainment strip which local traders say has been overwhelmed by Covid-related staff shortages.
The pandemic taught him to “just never get too comfortable and always be humble,” he said.
“So I was helping them take orders, take out the rubbish, mop the floors, do the dishes – wherever they needed me.”
Two hundred and sixty of Burgertory’s 400 staff have had Covid.
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