SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It's almost business as usual at The Burger Patch in Midtown Sacramento after restrictions were put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This is one restaurant that has been forced to work solely as pick-up or delivery, but while the restaurant has seen a 20% decrease in sales, owner Phil Horn says their customer base continues to place orders.
"We are happy we are only down 20 percent. We are still serving hundreds of customers a day," Horn said.
Horn said many restaurants are modeled for their dine-in experience, so these closures really impact them the most. But at The Burger Patch, they'll keep serving their customers in order to give back in this uncertain time.
Horn said they've since modified the restaurant, creating a walk-up window for customers.
"As long as people are willing to do that, then we are willing to do it," Horn said."
Still, even with the uncertainty, Horn announced today they will be donate 100% of the store's profits to the #OURSacramento Save Our Restaurants fund, established in partnership with the City of Sacramento.
The fund has raised more than $12,000 with a goal of $1 million.
"Mayor Steinberg and Region Restaurants have established this GoFundMe to help support the survival and reopening of our locally owned independent restaurants and bars," the GoFundMe post reads. "We ask that you donate to help support this cause."
Horn said donating the money to the fund feels like the right thing to do.
"If we can profit in anyway, it feels weird to keep that profit for ourselves when there are so many restaurants forced to close," Horn said. "So if there is any money we can do that was an easy decision to make."
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