DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) –
The restaurant business has taken a success this 12 months through the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we head into the colder months, many will lose the choices for out of doors seating, probably taking one other hit in enterprise as some prospects are cautious of consuming indoors.
In response, Go to Quad Cities is internet hosting QC restaurant week, an initiative to maintain prospects purchasing native. That is the primary 12 months restaurant week can be held twice this 12 months for 2 weeks and freed from cost for companies.
“It’s more durable for them. We’ve acquired to keep in mind that they’re a small enterprise and they’re individuals who must be supported and they’re a part of our genuine story and our locations model and the way we promote the Quad Cities. So we wish them to not solely survive however we want them to thrive,” says Dave Herrell, President and CEO of Go to Quad Cities.
Buying a meal from one of many 56 eating places taking part and submitting a photograph will enter you right into a drawing to win present playing cards, one other push for an business that’s struggling and adapting.
“You already know when every part shut down we stored Oh So Candy open and switched gears and we’re very grateful that the neighborhood rallied round us and we had been capable of keep open to make it by way of and actually survive,” says Tiphanie Cannon, Proprietor of Oh So Candy bakery downtown Davenport.
“It’s been tough, you already know not the busiest however we have now been staying busy. Fortunately, we have now a brand new spot open the place we do supply and take out and catering,” says Andrew Lopez, co-owner of Lopiez pizza. “We did misplaced about 50% of our seating capability within the downtown location however we appear to nonetheless be doing fairly properly.”
Managers fear if one enterprise closes it’s doorways, it would impression your entire downtown district.
“You’ve got to help your vacation spot. You’ve got to find it irresistible, you’ve got to point out up, you’ve got to construct it and assist inform these tales as a result of if you’re doing that, that’s going to assist our customer economic system. Eating places are some extent of gathering spots. They’re a way of place and neighborhood and we want them to achieve success as a result of they’re so vital to our vacation spot,” says Herrell.
QC restaurant week runs till October twenty fourth. For an inventory of taking part companies, go to the QC restaurant week website.
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