TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Local restaurants are finding innovative ways to get customers through the door in the safest way possible.
That’s exactly what the owners of The Parish restaurant at 6453 North Oracle are doing. Co-owner Steven Dunn they were shut down at the start of the pandemic and reopened with a new strategy.
“Day to day you never know, but we have a great support base. We keep communication with them through social media to let them know what we’re doing. We’ve done some things to help make sure guest experiences are nice and they feel a little safer,” Dunn said.
Some of those techniques include major steps to make the restaurant as much of a contactless environment as possible.
"We stepped up our cleaning from every hour to every half hour. Put foot hooks on the door so you won’t have to use your hands. "we have paper menus that are disposable, QR code menus for people to use their phones, we offer curbside service,” Dunn said.
While business can change at any moment The Parish is more than ready to make adjustments.
Right now, owners are sticking to one menu for orders. Another step is when customers sign their check, they get a handi-wipe to sanitize the pen, however a new more innovative option is on the way.
“We sanitize before and after uses. Any contact with our server books and reserve signs are sanitized. Anything guest come into contact with is sanitized as well. We just invested in a touchless system where people can just tap and pay,” Dunn said.
At the end of the day Dunn says supporting local business is the key to survival.
“The extra costs have been there and they’re expensive and they are continuing but that’s part of the business right now. It's important to focus on our friends in the community that are here that are fighting together,” Dunn said.