Local restauranteurs are making plans for reopening their establishments that will significantly alter the dining experience to better fit with the “new normal” dictated by the coronavirus pandemic, write Michael Klein and Sam Wood for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Owners of Stove & Tap bar-restaurants in Lansdale and Malvern, Justin Weathers and Joe Monnich, plan to implement touchless ordering and seating that would almost resemble “a beer hall,” said Weathers. The pair will offer disposable tableware as well as a smaller menu to help minimize labor.
“Are people going to walk into a restaurant that’s two-deep at the bar and an hour wait?” Weathers said. “My wife said that gave her the sweats.”
The partners, who also own the Bercy, a high-end French restaurant in Ardmore, are dealing with the downturn in the same way as they would with a recession.
“What services are we buying that are necessary?” asked Weathers.
Among other things, they have decided to cut their linen budget and have canceled the music-streaming service. They are also trying to negotiate more favorable terms with their landlords.
“This is a hard reset for a lot of us,” Weathers said.
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