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Now more than ever, Kentucky restaurants need your support and business — here’s how you can help


By Dan Liebman
特别适合Kyforward.

The National Restaurant Association estimates that by the end of the year, roughly 100,000 restaurants across the country will have closed permanently.

作为一个小型企业/餐馆ope体育正规大网老板,我被这个惊人的消息沮丧,特别是知道它不是因为食品质量或客户服务,而是由于全球大流行的不可预见的。

随着这些机构的关闭,成为勤劳的男女的梦想以及帮助他们实现这些愿望的数百万员工。

丹莱伯曼是法兰克福特斯塔克萨克萨克斯烧烤的老板。

What slips away are not just the familiar faces, but the places where we enjoyed not only a good meal or drink but laughs with friends and families, celebrations of all kinds, and trips down memory lane.

这些餐厅的消失 - 大而小,企业和独立,特许经营和家庭拥有 - 改变了我们社区的非常面料。我们都可以回忆一下我们曾经访问的地方,Covid-19如此残酷地带走了。

在现金流量ope体育正规大网至关重要的业务中,在暂时关闭和/或室内座位容量大大减少时,许多人根本无法保持。其他人没有设置以处理开运订单,或者通过减少运营时间崩溃。

所说的是,由于客户的慷慨,那些风化风化的人就是这样做的。虽然病毒导致许多人在家里花更多时间,因此烹饪更多,但他们仍然正在推出支持本地场所。

It seems forward, perhaps presumptuous, to ask you to do even more. But your neighbors need you now more than ever.

Why?

• As the weather turns colder, outdoor dining at most locations will end and many people, understandably so, are not yet ready to return to indoor dining.

• With the time change, it gets dark earlier and many people get home and don’t go back out, unlike in the summer when the sun shines to 9 or 9:30 p.m.

•这几天为客户提供更多服务。我们都被迫购买面罩,手和桌子消毒剂,组织,喷嚏防护罩,温度计等;许多人必须切换销售点系统以提供非接触式支付;并且包装的成本增加了,以便在用餐室为某人提供服务。

• Though many received PPP (Payroll Protection Program) funds, it was only a short-term help. The money is gone but the pandemic is not.

•虽然许多房东延长租金期限,但这些付款现已到期。

• Every restaurant that stays open continues to keep employees on the payroll … and off unemployment.

•我们不能说明明天会发生什么,下周或下个月,但冠状病毒案件的数量不断升级。英格兰刚刚关闭酒吧,餐馆和大多数零售商店,加入法国,比利时,德国和爱尔兰。

但还有更多。

我们的砖和迫击炮 - 企业不仅仅支付员工。ope体育正规大网我们的触手每周到达其他当地企业 - 电工,水管工,暖通空调和制冷ope体育正规大网修理,垃圾收集器,保险代理,效用供应商,金融机构,广告网点,食品和饮料供应商......列表继续进行。

不仅如此,对我们所在的社区来说,我们纳税 - 工资单,财产,学校,卫生部,图书馆,收入(城市,州和联邦),更不用说社会保障和医疗保险。还应注意到我们为当地慈善机构,公民团体,助推器俱乐部等贡献多少。

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• Keep supporting locally owned businesses. A dollar spent locally churns much more through a town’s economy. No, this doesn’t mean stop shopping at national chains or franchisee-owned stores. Yes, while some of those dollars flow to corporate headquarters, they too employee local citizens and make a continuing contribution to every town.

• On a night when you just don’t feel like going back out, do so anyway. The extra effort might just keep a locally owned business from shuttering its doors.

• While restaurants will always be busier — pandemic or not — on Friday and Saturday nights, remembers to visit on a Monday or Tuesday. It costs the same to turn on the lights and have employees working no matter what day of the week it is.

• 小费。请。即使在快餐或快速服务的餐厅,即使是留下一两美元的简单行为也可以对努力工作的员工进行巨大的差异。

• Need stocking stuffers or gifts for family, friends, and co-workers? Buy gift cards. The business receives the money now and the recipient can use the gift at any time.

•还记得强调我们都是。不,这是不t an excuse for say, an inferior meal or lackluster customer service. But stop and think how hard it is to work all day in a hot restaurant kitchen while wearing a mask, the extra work involved in making sure — even more so than usual — that everything is cleaned and sanitized, and the pressure of making and packaging orders quickly when there are 20 cars waiting in a drive-thru line for hours on end.

我们每天在餐馆行业中生存的人都不可能感谢客户足够感谢。我们永远感谢他们通过这种艰难和压力的时间帮助我们。

这是我们选择的生活,即使拥有一家餐馆的平均利润率为3-5%的知识。你可以想象即使在最好的时候也是如此艰难。

We certainly are not in the best of times today. But restaurant owners are collectively enriched by our customers, who are showing the best of spirit … the best of caring … the best of humanity.

We ask you to keep it up.

丹莱伯曼is the owner of Staxx BBQ in Frankfort, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in May 2021.


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