As companies wrestle via the pandemic, some restaurant homeowners are staying open this Christmas hoping locals flip to them for to-go meals.
“With what’s occurring and what’s happening, we contemplate ourselves fortunate as a result of we’ve a full employees immediately,” mentioned Niccolo Angius proprietor of Cesarina in Level Loma.
Angius instructed NBC 7 they usually shut on Christmas however figured they may use the increase in gross sales and now they have been utterly booked with to-go orders for the day.
“Christmas is an important vacation and final 12 months we determined to remain closed as a type of respect for our household and to our household of staff and this 12 months we mentioned with them and mentioned, ‘Possibly this 12 months we wish to be open,’” Angius mentioned as a chance for extra gross sales and hours for workers
“Clearly, the primary concern since we realized that there was going to be a second shut down was towards our employees and household. This week we virtually introduced everybody again, I wouldn’t say they’re regular hours, however to a good variety of hours than earlier than,” he mentioned.
The crew ready contemporary dishes for choose up and supply with rows of to go luggage filling the restaurant.
“First time it is simply us in the home. We often prepare dinner at dwelling, however I imply this 12 months it was a mix of being lazy and making an attempt to assist the small companies, plus, I imply this place is superb,” one buyer instructed NBC 7.
“That is considered one of our favourite eating places in San Diego and so we wish to ensure these guys keep open via the vacations,” one other buyer instructed NBC 7.
“Nothing can cease Christmas not even a pandemic, so Merry Christmas,” Angius mentioned.
Their Christmas orders did so nicely they’re already taking orders for New 12 months’s Eve.