Restaurants moving more toward delivery and takeout
Restaurant owners are taking many precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus and now, they’re starting to move in a direction to allow more people to enjoy restaurant food at home.
At the Funky Mermaid Lounge and Oyster Bar, staff tells us they’ve created a new takeout and delivery menu for customers.
Since seating capacity can now only be at 50%, this is one way restaurant owners hope people can still enjoy a chef-cooked meal.
Restaurant managers tell us delivery is another way to help their staff keep money in their pockets.
"They're losing tips, and they're losing money because we're having less people coming in to actually sit in the restaurant so this gives them the opportunity to make some deliveries and to make a little extra money, because we care about our employees, and we don't want them to lose their jobs. We're trying to do anything we can to make sure that they are secure in their job and that we can help the community as well,” said Shari Etienne, a manager at the Funky Mermaid.
Many restaurants are also cutting back on hours. If you have questions for specific places, make sure to give them a call beforehand.