CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 WHATS NEXT?
On Monday we were planning VGN Boulevards first birthday, today we are fighting for survival
The latest guidelines from the government are in our opinion short measures and ambiguous they pass the responsibilities on to us, the hospitality sector to a degree has been thrown under the bus.
The last 2 years
We are an independent family run business, we don’t know how lenient and understanding our landlord, loan company etc will be we would like to think that it would be in their best interest to try and help a very popular hard working business to stay afloat, but the future is uncertain.
The last 2 years have been the hardest of our lives, we have both regularly worked in excess of a hundred hours a week, we’ve been trolled by other local businesses that saw us as a threat, had fake reviews about us and our staff on TripAdvisor, but we stayed strong, and now this so to say we are gutted is an understatement, only in the last month had we started a new recruitment campaign due to the overwhelming success of the restaurant and it’s popularity.
So what next?
For the time being the restaurant remains open accepting card payments only, we are swiftly moving to a contactless food delivery service via our app, using our own drivers and deliveroo starting with the local community and monitoring the situation to see if this is a viable working solution for us and what impact Covid 19 will have on this type of business going forward.
We shall of course take every precaution with your food delivery from kitchen to doorstep.
The food will be ordered via our free app, website or over the phone, all payments will be taken by card prior to delivery and food will be left at your doorstep.
We don’t know what the future holds, but we aren’t giving up, we have worked too damn hard.
Ben, Nicola and all Team VGN