As pandemic restrictions begin to lift, small family restaurants like GG’s Bistro face the challenge of adhering to local and state guidelines to ensure patron health and safety.
“It’s like running on a treadmill,” says Francesca Gundogar, co-owner of GG’s Bistro in Laguna Beach, California. “We’re not moving forward, but we’re not going backwards either.”
Running in place is big accomplishment during the coronavirus pandemic, with almost half of American restaurants closed at least temporarily. “We didn’t want to shut down because people forget you and other places take your customers,” Francesca explains. To keep the doors open, she’s taken a number of ingenious measures designed to help her gain market share and hold onto her best employees. Among them: printing signs, specials, and menus on her new Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 A3 Printer.