Some information posted on social media that some traders may have missed.

In a proactive move, restaurateurs in the St Francis area met at the Links on Friday morning to compare notes and combine efforts in prevention and management of the uncertain times we currently find ourselves in. Hours affected by new liquor trading regulations, interpretations of the regulations (with the help of the Restaurant Association of South Africa), the slowdown in business, staffing, suppliers and an uncertain future was discussed.

The positive outcome was that our guests may rest assured that restaurateurs are taking this pandemic seriously and are doing everything in our power to safeguard our patrons. Covid-19 has hit the hospitality industry hard and there are ways in which you can assist with the livelihood of those in the industry including their employees.

Please support them by making use of limited trading services and take-aways on offer. Many are even offering free delivery services. And respect the new regulations which everyone agrees must be adhered to: When last rounds are called, let’s not challenge the managers or staff. It’s good to see local business stand together during this time of crisis. We will continue to meet as the Coronavirus unfolds.

NOTE TO RESTAURANT OWNERS

Should you wish to publish your take- away menu online St Francis Today will happily publish it at no charge on a section of the newsletter we are creating for these menus. For more information call Colin on 082 554 0796 or mail colin@stfrancistoday.com. Menus can be in MSWord format, as PDF’s or Jpegs / PNG format.