Local restaurants continue to adapt to carryout and curbside pickup, and are thankful for the continued support of their patrons despite the challenges.
Those wishing to enjoy a restaurant meal might have to contend with busy signals and long wait times, but supporting local is critical to restaurant survival during this challenging time.
“It’s been a challenge,” said Andres Aguirre, general manager at El Mezcal in Marshfield. “Our phone system was not equipped to handle such high volume, but we do the best we can and are thankful to everyone who continues to support us.”
Offering their full menu, plus carryout beverages like margaritas (alcohol is sealed), Aguirre and El Mezcal staff are grateful for everyone that continues to order.
“We love serving delicious Mexican food to our community and can’t wait to see everyone in the restaurant again when this is over,” said Aguirre. “In the meantime, we hope everyone stays healthy and enjoys our carryout.”
Downtown, family-owned restaurant Mojo’s has also been in overdrive to continue serving their delicious Cajun-themed food to hungry residents. After a recent incident in which a customer swore at the owner’s daughter, they posted a plea for patience and kindness.
“We know in the current climate nerves can be a little on edge, but we do ask to please remember we are a very small, family owned and run business that is working very hard to accommodate the new ‘normal’,” they wrote in a recent Facebook post. “We truly appreciate that this is a stressful time but please remember to choose kindness and patience:)” Read the post here.
Marshfield’s ever-popular Nutz Deep II continues to serve their award-winning burgers, as well as cocktails in carryout crowlers and growlers. They are currently running a Hamburgers for Heroes promotion where customers can add an additional burger onto their order to be donated to the front line people helping out in our communities during these difficult times.
“This is definitely an adjustment for our business,” said Ann Dieringer, manager. “We have been forced to redirect our entire business by doing curbside takeout and delivery services. There is a lot of tension throughout the entire community, but we are very blessed to have people support us and being understanding as we continue to learn and grow through this.”
“We would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the love and support the communities of Marshfield and Spencer have shown us through this time,” she added.