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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2020, 11:17:46 PM »
Before you get slammed try setting an alarm on your phone every 45 min, Walter, and give one of the kids the job of keeping your lidded cup w/straw topped off with water or ice water. Good luck to you taking care of you.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2020, 11:27:20 PM »
Before you get slammed try setting an alarm on your phone every 45 min, Walter, and give one of the kids the job of keeping your lidded cup w/straw topped off with water or ice water. Good luck to you taking care of you.

Thanks.  We have only 1 phone line with a call waiting.  I am going to force myself to stop for water breaks.  Normally I drink 4 - 16oz bottles a night that I keep in front of me but only had 1 Friday.  It was an insane rush like we never had last week and it is a new routine that will take a bit to get use to.  It is day to day for everyone as things can change in a minute. 
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2020, 06:09:40 PM »
Interesting idea from Cousin Vinny's Pizza - Midlothian, VA.  If you can't keep up with demand...   

The DIY kits are now available!

Do you want to eat, have fun, and support a locally owned restaurant that supports your neighborhood?

Well, here is your chance! Carry out or delivery.

You can call it in or order online (only from our website, not third party like DoorDash) just don’t come sit in our lobby even though we love you like family...

Make sure to check our hours. Pick one up to keep your kids busy for tomorrow’s lunch.

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2020, 06:23:01 PM »
Great idea!!!
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2020, 06:23:13 PM »
That looks like fun for families locked up in the house but I am not interested in doing pizza that way.  Fortunately we are doing good with our normal model.  The main problem right now is I can't get basil.  With the casinos, bars, schools closed, my distributors are not ordering.  I was there the other day and they had 2 pallets chest high of boxed basil (1 lb each) rotting. 
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2020, 04:39:53 PM »
our 3 local pizzerias here in westchester have all shut down, even the one that was doing brisk takeout business. 
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2020, 04:47:55 PM »
  Couldn't take a sip of water for 3hrs?   C'mon man, really!??

I worked my way through college as a waiter in an ultra-busy steakhouse. Dinner service ran from 6-10pm and I ran nonstop from about 630-930 with no chance of bathroom or water breaks. another point of reference is a forum member that ran back of house for a famous NYC pizzeria. He told me he took precautions in case he couldn't get to the bathroom...
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2020, 05:22:58 PM »
Last night was almost unprecedently busy for an hour and 1/2 then it dropped off.  Still we made more $ that on a normal Wed.  I got to drink a lot of water :) but wish things were back to normal.  We shall see what happens tonight.  Walter
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2020, 05:45:10 PM »
I want to go to restaurant depot, but library's are closed. So I can't print off my membership card.
It's probably been a year since i made a pizza it feels like.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2020, 05:48:23 PM »
Call and check but you shouldn't need it. They opened to the public for now. Just need a drivers license to get in.

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #50 on: March 26, 2020, 06:19:04 PM »
Call and check but you shouldn't need it. They opened to the public for now. Just need a drivers license to get in.

https://blog.timesunion.com/tablehopping/65011/yes-you-can-shop-at-restaurant-depot-no-they-dont-have-toilet-paper-yet/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Oh REALLY???

Going EARLY Tomorrow morning.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #51 on: March 26, 2020, 06:23:51 PM »
Confirmed, going tomorrow.

Going to  bring home whatever pizza ingredients i can get.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2020, 11:35:14 PM »
Tonight was insane.  We did 1.5 a normal Friday and it was nonstop phone ringing and pickups.  I stopped Sicilians 1/2 hour into the shift to free up the ovens for NY pies.  Tips were double normal as well. People are really supporting us in these times.  We are blessed for sure :)
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2020, 07:30:23 AM »
...People are really supporting us in these times.  We are blessed for sure :)


And you're supporting them as well. As someone who's been stuck at home for 3 weeks, being able to break the routine and order in a pizza feels like an amazing bit of normalcy.


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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2020, 01:31:01 PM »
And you're supporting them as well. As someone who's been stuck at home for 3 weeks, being able to break the routine and order in a pizza feels like an amazing bit of normalcy.

Thanks.  That is what people are telling us.  I say we are just doing what we do and are fortunate to still be able to do it. We have had a 1/2 dozen customers contact us to see if we needed financial help/start a fundraiser.   That was very kind of them for sure but we told them all is good on our end so far and maybe they can help a restaurant that recently opened.  They are in dire trouble with being new, unknown, and most likely in debt.  I wish I could do something to help them.  We opened in the month of January and if it was this year would have been out of business before we started most likely.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #55 on: March 29, 2020, 02:15:16 AM »
Thanks.  That is what people are telling us.  I say we are just doing what we do and are fortunate to still be able to do it. We have had a 1/2 dozen customers contact us to see if we needed financial help/start a fundraiser.   That was very kind of them for sure but we told them all is good on our end so far and maybe they can help a restaurant that recently opened.  They are in dire trouble with being new, unknown, and most likely in debt.  I wish I could do something to help them.  We opened in the month of January and if it was this year would have been out of business before we started most likely.

Reno must be a ghost town with all the casinos closed.

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2020, 02:40:38 AM »
Reno must be a ghost town with all the casinos closed.

Downtown is for sure but once you  get out of downtown it is a normal suburb like place.  Our shop is  in the wealthiest part of Reno a few minutes from downtown and it is quiet for sure but still people are moving about.   I could never have a shop downtown.  It is full of mentally ill, homeless, and unpredictable violence at any moment.  Our place is like a million miles away and peaceful.  We closed tonight at almost a record amount and ran out of dough.  I am glad we have the next 2 days off to stay at home and walk around.  We live 15 minutes from downtown and our block dead ends into the desert and I can walk for days and never see a soul.  It is lovely to be surrounded by mountains, crime free, and peaceful.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #57 on: March 30, 2020, 08:59:31 AM »
 I cannot believe the generosity of people during this crisis. I offered all of my employees advances to hold them over till Thursdays pay. no one took it. the amount of money being left as tips is crazy. a 30 dollar tip was left on a 17.95 bill.
 this has been a challenge to all we are distancing customers 6 feet. doing curb side delivery. pushing on line ordering by credit card. setting up stations to allow distance between employees.
 we check temperatures sanitize ,disinfect, wear gloves that are changed often. very stressful and at times question if staying open is the right thing to do. main worry is employee safety.

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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #58 on: March 30, 2020, 09:06:54 AM »
I cannot believe the generosity of people during this crisis. I offered all of my employees advances to hold them over till Thursdays pay. no one took it. the amount of money being left as tips is crazy. a 30 dollar tip was left on a 17.95 bill.
 this has been a challenge to all we are distancing customers 6 feet. doing curb side delivery. pushing on line ordering by credit card. setting up stations to allow distance between employees.
 we check temperatures sanitize ,disinfect, wear gloves that are changed often. very stressful and at times question if staying open is the right thing to do. main worry is employee safety.

Good to hear Larry. All the best through these tough times.
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Re: how is the Corona virus affecting business?
« Reply #59 on: March 31, 2020, 12:00:46 AM »
I cannot believe the generosity of people during this crisis. I offered all of my employees advances to hold them over till Thursdays pay. no one took it. the amount of money being left as tips is crazy. a 30 dollar tip was left on a 17.95 bill.
 this has been a challenge to all we are distancing customers 6 feet. doing curb side delivery. pushing on line ordering by credit card. setting up stations to allow distance between employees.
 we check temperatures sanitize ,disinfect, wear gloves that are changed often. very stressful and at times question if staying open is the right thing to do. main worry is employee safety.

Why am I not surprised to hear that you are doing the best you can for the folks that depend on you? Keep on as best you can.

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