New Hampshire Restaurants Reflect on Challenges and Resilience in Hippo Press

Red Arrow Diner Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer Amanda Wihby featured in Hippo Press in an article by John Fladd.

Navigating the restaurant industry has always been a journey filled with challenges and triumphs. However, the past four years have presented us at Red Arrow Diner with a unique set of obstacles to overcome. From the closures mandated by the onset of the pandemic in March 2020 to the subsequent effects of supply chain disruptions, staff shortages, and inflation concerns, our team has been tested in ways we never could have imagined. Despite the challenges, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to serving our community with unwavering dedication and resilience.

In a recent interview with John Fladd of the Hippo Press, we had the opportunity to reflect on these experiences and share insights into how we have adapted to the evolving landscape. Click here to read the full story on page 12 of the March 7 – 13 edition of Hippo Press or check out the quote from Red Arrow Diner Co-Owner & Chief Operations Officer Amanda Wihby.

Amanda Wihby, co-owner and COO of Red Arrow, agrees that business is good. During uncertain times customers crave comfort food – something that diners like the Red Arrow specialize in.

“It’s been a tumultuous four years,” she said. “We’re finally coming out of the effects of the pandemic. Because of inflation, we’re seeing the customers coming back.”

Later in the article, Amanda also agrees that the New Hampshire restaurant community is embracing diversity and food from around the world.

“I’d like to see even more diversity in fine-dining restaurants,” she said. “It would be great to see more places popping up.” She expressed a fondness for Thai Food Connection, which has restaurants in Manchester and Bedford.

In facing unprecedented challenges in the New Hampshire restaurant industry, Red Arrow Diner has remained resilient, dedicated to serving the community with unwavering commitment. As we reflect on our journey, we are grateful for the opportunity to adapt and grow.

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