It seems like every time you turn on the news or open the Facebook app, there’s another announcement about a beloved local restaurant closing its doors. Restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, cafés, grocery stores, farmer’s markets, specialty food stores–no business is safe in the time of COVID-19. With rapidly dropping sales, difficulty in obtaining ingredients, and increasing rent prices, many businesses have no choice but to shut down permanently. The ones that stay open find themselves frantically trying to drive up sales, wondering if their turn will be next. Delivery and take-out can sustain a business temporarily, but will it keep them alive for the next several months?
While our business has done well thus far, we have no idea what the future holds. We have been dealing with challenging food chain issues, such as food shortages, increasing prices, and delayed shipments. As the food chain starts to break down, prices go up, ingredients become scarce, and customers go back to the chain grocery stores. When you buy one of gourmet meal kits, you are not just buying a gift for yourself–you are helping our business weather this
1. You’ll Be Helping a Local Business
It is easy to grab some food from the local chain grocery store, but they are not the ones suffering. If anything, they have seen an increase in sales from people buying large quantities of canned food, toilet paper, and cleaning supplies. Meanwhile, local businesses are draining profits, cashing out their life savings to pay rent, and wondering if they will have to make the difficult decision to close their doors altogether.
2. You’ll Be Treating Yourself (Or Someone Else)
In these unprecedented times, everyone needs to take time to relax and de-stress. But when you’ve got dishes in the sink, piles of laundry in the basket, and a hungry family to feed, it’s hard to find time for yourself. Why not let us do the cooking? Simply place an order on our website and we will ship out a delicious gourmet meal that requires little effort on your part. No stress, no cooking, no shopping for ingredients. You’ll enjoy a restaurant-quality meal at home that allows you to take your mind off your worries for a while.
3. You Won’t Have to Worry About Food Safety
If you’re a consumer, you’re probably justifiably concerned about food safety. You miss going out to restaurants, but how do you know that the food wasn’t contaminated? Even going to the grocery store can give you anxiety, as you have no idea who has touched the produce. Occasionally you will hear a news story about a restaurant that shut down because one of the employees contracted COVID-19. Think about all the customers they could’ve potentially infected!
4. You Can Enjoy Restaurant-Quality Food Without Leaving the House
You’ve tried mixing it up with new recipes and different ingredients, but you’re starting to get tired of cooking at home every night. You have made a few trips to the local fast food restaurant, but you cannot help but worry that you will end up infected, even when you go through the drive thru. Wouldn’t it be easier to just have the food delivered right to your house?
5. You Can Try New Dishes and Expand Your Palate
Sick of having pizza and hamburgers every night? Maybe it’s time to expand your horizons a little. When you order one of our gourmet meals, you’ll get a meal that was designed and prepared by one of the top chefs in the industry. You will be able to try new foods and ingredients that you have never tasted before, and you might even surprise yourself. Who knew that these rare ingredients were so delicious?
6. You’ll Save Money on Groceries
Buying groceries during a pandemic isn’t just risky–it’s also expensive. The prices of basic ingredients have skyrocketed due to food shortages and high levels of demand. When you shop with us, you’ll skip the grocery store altogether. You will save money on groceries by paying only for food that you are going to eat, not bulk ingredients that sit in your fridge for weeks until you finally throw them out. And no more wasting gas money by driving back and forth to the store because you forgot a couple of ingredients. Your package in the mail has everything you need for a hearty, home-cooked dinner that will not break your budget.