Restaurants take months, even years, to go from idea to reality. But, no one ever really plans for a pandemic during the planning of a business. More than 72,800 restaurants have permanently shut down between June and early July since COVID-19 began earlier this year, according to a Yelp economic impact report. So, what do you do as a business that opens dining experiences based more on atmosphere than food? Chef Ian Winslade and Jonathan Akly came up with a pandemic-central idea: a to-go only eatery.
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