We would like to thank everyone for their support as we made an overnight transition from a very successful dine-in restaurant to a scrappy to-go, delivery, meal kit, grocery business. It certainly has been a challenging few months. With that said, we cannot put into words how excited we are to re-open our doors for dine-in business. We are a social species and the physical/mental health benefits of face to face human interaction are well documented.
As Americans transition from “Stay at Home” to “Safer at Home” to “Protect our Neighbors,” we will also need to transition our processes as we try to get back to normal. Our goal is to remain relevant to the community for decades to come. In light of that, we will begin offering dine-in service at 4 pm on Wednesday, May 27th, then resume dine-in and takeout lunch and dinner service on Thursday and thereafter. We plan on only opening with a portion of our restaurant for seating through the rest of this week. This gradual process will give us the opportunity to ensure we can successfully implement all the mandates put forth by our local government. Our goal is to have all sections open beginning Monday, June 1st, and starting back to offering our weekend brunch on Saturday, June 6th.
Below we have highlighted a few of our new practices:
- Increased frequency of sanitizing flat surfaces, bathrooms, and high touch point areas.
- Hand sanitizer available at multiple locations for guests and team members.
- Strict and documented opening/closing cleaning procedures.
- 6′ spacing between tables.
- Limited patrons to 50 inside the restaurant.
- PPE worn by team members as required by state and local authorities.
- Reservation Mostly Policy: We encourage reservations of any party size up to 8.
- Outdoor Host Stand in order to promote proper distancing and no waiting inside the restaurant.
- Menu simplification to allow us to manage all four delivery methods (dine-in, to-go, delivery, and meal kits). This will also allow for more storage and refrigeration, better service, and better labor and inventory management. See the new menu here.
- Beer list simplification. This will also allow us to ensure that we only serve the freshest brews. We will continue to actively rotate tap handles.
- A strict policy on table times limiting to 1 hour 45 minutes in order to allow for proper sanitation between seatings and to keep on the reservation schedule.
- Adding additional outdoor seating to the west lawn.
In the long term, we hope to get back to the “old normal” supplemented with best practices that we have learned in regard to sanitation and safety. This would include:
- Normal table spacing
- Full bar service
- Full menus
- LOTS OF HAPPY CUSTOMERS
In the meantime, we ask for a little more of your patience while we create, yet another model for our business. All we want is to be able to provide the hospitality you deserve while following the guidelines set forth by the authorities for the safety of our staff and patrons.