Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia is encouraging customers to be kind to restaurant staff amidst the vaccine mandate

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Steve Geffen poses for a photo at Once Upon a Bagel restaurants in Highland Park, Ill., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. U.S. restaurants are entering their second winter of the pandemic on firmer footing. Their doors are open, and many dining rooms are full again. But the industry remains anxious, squeezed by labor shortages and food prices and unsure if the omicron variant will once again drive diners away. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Steve Dale speaks with Sam Toia, President and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association, about how restaurants are handling the newly implemented vaccine mandate. Sam explains why he supports the mandate, emphasizes the importance of customers getting vaccinated and boosted so that businesses are able to stay open, and more.

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