The Newtown restaurant specializes in seasonally inspired Modern American fare. They have offered take-out since the pandemic started, and are now serving dinner in house as well as brunch on Sundays. The restaurant has been taking extra precautions. “We continue to remain positive, get creative, and listen to the guidelines and experts and adjust our approach accordingly,” says father, Terry. We have worked diligently to take every precaution to ensure out guests will have a safe and enjoyable experience. Those precautions include a request for reservations to limit the amount of crowding at the entrance, temperature taking upon arrival, and limiting payment to credit cards only, through a contactless system at the table. Menus are available to browse on mobile devices, and patrons are asked to practice social distancing rules. On the restaurant side, staff have personal protective equipment, a color-coded glove system to limit cross contamination, and upgraded cleaning schedules and procedures.
“It has definitely been a challenging time for everyone, especially restaurant owners,” says Rick. “This being our first restaurant project, it was scary.” With creative thinking and adjusting, the business has made the most of a difficult situation. Shortly after being forced to close because of COVID-19 restrictions, the family was able to reopen for take-out and delivery. They restaurant also started a GoFundMe to provide meals to frontline and healthcare workers. “That enabled us to continue serving our community while keeping our staff employed,” says Rick.