We had such a phenomenal day yesterday for National Pi Day, thanks to everyone for coming out and celebrating the biggest day of the year for us, WITH us! Yesterday we exceeded our sales from last year’s National Pi Day. Our community is so strong and we persevere no matter the challenges.
So many of us now are figuring out how to work from home with kids off from school. While necessary, this shift in our everyday lives is going to be hard to maneuver. And with the grocery store shelves dwindling, this causes even more uncertainty. However, with certainty, most all of your local restaurants, including ours, offer a great takeout menu…we offer our entire menu in fact! You can pick up Take and Bake Pot Pi’s and Sweet Pi’s that you can store in your freezer for up to 3 months. Or pick them up hot and ready to eat, as well as Chicken n’ Waffles, Salads, Sammies, Quiche and more. We can even accommodate curb side pickup, just call us and tell us you’re in the parking lot and we’ll take it out to you.
Although our sales have been great thus far, we know that COVID-19 is cause for concern and this could be devastating for a lot of people and our economy. The good news is, it will eventually end. But the long-term effect of this could take a toll on our local businesses and in some states, if not all, be devastating to local economies. All those small, local restaurants and businesses are going to feel it the most. Those bakeries, cafés (like ours), and bars, flower shops, hair and nail salons in your community will be hit. Those little places are what make the place you live, the place you love!
With that being said, we wanted to take a few minutes to reassure our community that we are taking all the steps necessary to help you through this and keep you and your family safe. As well as bringing to your attentions some things you may not be aware of that our restaurant is doing daily to keep our community safe, and what all restaurants should be doing.
As always, we are bound by very strict Heath regulations and use cleaning solutions and sanitizers that are designed to combat viruses and bacteria, such as COVID-19. We sanitize our restaurant throughout the day, paying special attention to door handles, tables, chairs and menus, from cooking equipment, eating utensil, glassware and restrooms to ensure we have the cleanest space possible for you and your family.
We use gloves, beard guards and hats when handling your food in the kitchen and keep a close eye on cooking and holding temperatures. However, there is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food products.
As always, restaurant employees are to wash their hands before handling clean dishware and utensils and before and after they put on or take off their gloves to avoid any cross contamination.
Additionally, employees are told to stay home if they are not feeling well. We are super fortunate to have a great staff that thinks of your health and environment first.
We need to continue to support our small businesses. If we don’t, there will be more and more unemployed people in the community. And when this crisis passes, the only restaurants and businesses left will be those owned and operated by corporations who have mass amounts of capital to weather the storm.
So keep yourself safe and the people in your community safe. However, don’t hide in your house for weeks on end either. We cannot abandon on our communities. Take precautions, wash your hands and strike a balance somehow. We appreciate each and everyone of you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support that you have shown us over the years. Please, keep healthy and don’t let our neighborhood restaurants and businesses go dark.
3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar
Carma & Rodney McMichen & the 3.14 Team