Restaurants prepping to offer delivery options during outbreak

Posted at 10:25 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 07:14:37-04

(WXYZ) — A huge effort is underway by restaurants in metro Detroit to keep up with customer demands during the coronavirus pandemic.

Local eateries are focusing on delivery and pick up in light of having to stop in person dining.

This is a big adjustment for restaurant workers and their customers.

At Prime 10 Steakhouse at 10 Mile and Greenfield in Southfield there’s a sense of responsibility you can feel.

Alan Cohen, who helps run the restaurant, tells us curbside pickup and delivery are the new normal, along with lowered prices in the wake of Governor Whitmer ordering a stop to dine-in service.

At Andiamo in Warren an impressive display of pasta and sauces is also being prepped in the kitchen, with Executive Chef Jim Oppat saying coronavirus concerns haven’t prevented high quality food being made for local families - families who now have a variety of delivery options plus quick pick up.

Chef Oppat says gift card sales are also helping to pay waitstaff who are going without tips at this time.

In the meantime, the rise in uncertainty around the country also has some asking about potential issues having food delivered.

One doctor telling us it’s important to be informed.

The Royal Park Hotel in Rochester and Batch Brewery in Detroit have closed temporarily, but both are hopeful they can re-open in the near future.