CHEF WOO CAN IS BACK AS RESTAURANT CRITIC WITH A TWIST!
As restaurants get back to some sort of normalcy they are facing a drastic change in how they'll be doing business. They will have new priority and that is offering a safe dining area that potential customers can trust. Whether it through advertising or positie word of mouth, the marketing of their brand with precautions taken in compliance with State requirements is essential for reopening. Obviously this will pose to the establishment additional expense for compliance, rehiring furloughed employees who may or may not return, cost of food hs gone up dramatically because meat packing plants have closed and sensing whether customers will want to come back for their favorite dishes or just for the sake of getting out considering everyone has been in "shelter in place" for a couple of months? Is there a guarantee that business will be up and running right away or will it be slow process.
My responsibility is the at this point order curbside pickup right now and determine if the quality has been compromised. Now more than ever is it important if the quality of these fine establishments have been compromised. I could have done this review of take out or curbside pickup earlier but in all fairness to restaurants, it was a chaotic time. Now, while things have slowly begun to reopen, I felt this is the best time to see how's it going. I won't be very strict considering that the mom and pop business has invested their life earning in their business and only fare to promote their brands on my website because I believe whole heartedly that given time, they will bounce back!
So, stay tuned. I will not be eating in any dining room as the silent enemy is still out there and to be frank, I don't want to catch this contagious virus. Sometime in the future maybe but not right now.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com