OK, in times of desperation for entrepreneurs of restaurants, small family eatery's, I can only imagine the cost and expense involved your business especially those enterprises that have dining rooms or eat in tables.
Today, I had to go to Petsmart to pickup some treats for my dog. I wasn't impressed walking into the store, no wipes, no employee greeting you and not sure and most probably the carts haven't been wiped down. I checked out w following social distancing tape and when I confronted the cashier, they did have plexiglass to protect the cashier. She was wearing a mask but the interesting thing was they plexiglass had droplets on it. Whether it was derived by customers without masks? not sure, but if that protection glass wasn't there the cashier was sure to catch the virus but thank goodness, she was wearing a face mask. But my concern was why wasn't the plexiglass clean? Not very reassuring for customers.
So, what I'm trying to say, all your efforts, can customers be fully reassured that your establishment is fully sanitized and clean and all precautions are fully followed?
Ok, well I've been seeing food trucks floating around neighborhoods? Yes, trying to be innovative and thinking outside the box is the most important view right now.
I'm sure that a food truck can be leased or rented. You save on expensive rents and expensive leases, save cost on all that is needed to comply in order to reopen.
It's something to think about! A majority of people are scared to frequent public dining no matter how much reassurances. So, the potential to go through neighborhoods like the ice cream truck that goes to all residential neighborhoods. Ok you'll have to offer a limited menu, but social distancing, maybe just a facemask and gloves. Develop an app so people can order seaamlessly, and you'll be able to let potentail customers a time you'll be in their neighborhood. You may ask, its too late, I would disagree because this virus will be with us for a long time. So, start today, rent a truck and plan on a strategy and if its good, then get a long term lease food truck or invest in a food truck. State and local governments have much more important things than to enforce ordinances right now. Their top priority is the Covid-19 pandemic, unemployment.
So, these are just my thoughts and I hope it might make a little sense by encouraging you to think outside the box. Forget about the government helping you. You'll grow old waiting for a response from them but if you believe they can heelp you give it a shot.
You have to do what you have to do to make money to pay bills and feed your family.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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