Restaurant Week in Enterprise kicks off
ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WTVY) --
One of the biggest hits due to COVID-19 has been to the restaurant industry.
The City of Progress is trying to do their part to give it a boost with restaurant week.
"There's not enough that I can say to express our thanks our gratitude to them for stepping up and really helping us all out," Corks and Cattle owner Dena Smith said.
"We all really appreciate when the city steps up and kind of takes control of this and says we're going to get the people in here and help y'all out," Cutts Restaurant General Manager Ashton Cutts added.
When restaurants closed for dine in, the community rose to the challenge to help.
“In the beginning, we picked up a lot from here when everything was totally shut down,” said Erin Tullos. “We ordered and they made it super easy. They had a bunch of options and they had specials and so we really really tried to support them even more so then.”
"They were doing the curbside pickup and we were trying to support them as much as possible during that period of time because we realize that it was a trying time for everybody," Alan Mahan added.
Once those doors opened back up, restaurants welcomed them with open arms.
"To finally be able to sit down and talk with the customers again was amazing because most of our business is people coming to sit down and eat," Cutts said.
For customers, it's not just about sitting down and eating food.
"Feel what it feels like to be around people and keep it as normal a life as we can during all this together and feel a sense of support," Lauren Lewey said.
“We’ll go out once a week or something like that and just spend time with one another and we missed that because when all of this was initially going on we couldn’t do that,” a Cutt’s customer said.
"Relationships are so important especially getting people around the table and being able to take intentional time away from cell phones and just making sure that you are generally caring for each other," another customer finished.
Restaurant week will continue through August 24th.
To learn more visit the city of Enterprise’s <A href=” https://www.enterprisealabama.com/restaurant-week” target=“_blank”>website</A>.
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