Cara Ansley, supervisor of Native Station in Braselton, mentioned she anticipates this winter to have the identical impact as earlier winters.
Native Station has 10 tables on its patio, 12 inside and a bar. Although prospects do not sometimes use the restaurant’s out of doors seating within the winter, Ansley mentioned she isn’t apprehensive.
“We’ve been fortunate all through the pandemic,” she mentioned. “It’s clearly going to decelerate a little bit bit. With holidays we get a whole lot of giant events, so it evens out.”
Tina Roberts, co-owner of two Canine in Gainesville, mentioned her prospects will eat at her restaurant no matter seating house through the winter. If the indoor space is full, she mentioned they’ll probably seize their meals to-go as an alternative.
“They’re simply the very best,” Roberts mentioned. “I don’t assume a lot goes to alter. I feel the restaurant trade basically has completed an enormous shift. COVID has proven individuals a unique technique to dine.”
Roberts mentioned takeout orders embody 40% of two Canine’s enterprise, and catering equates to round 15%. Earlier than the pandemic, she mentioned 5% of gross sales got here from takeout.
For now, Roberts mentioned she is embracing no matter change comes her means alongside her husband and co-owner, Tim.
“We’re at 23 years now (in enterprise), and I feel Tim and I are prepared for one thing new,” she mentioned. “We’ll see what occurs in 2021.”