Rather than waiting around for someone to fix the employment situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, one Pakistani restaurant in Ireland has managed to keep their staff employed. Kinara, the eatery, is doing what it can to cater to customers and keep employees safe.
Kinara is a seaview restaurant that specializes in Middle Eastern and Pakistani cuisine. They opened their first ‘Clontarf branch’ almost two decades ago. This branch, which takes in the scenic view of Dublin Bay, has earned quite a name.
Once business their business started booming, they expanded with ‘Kinara Kitchen‘ in Ranelagh and ‘Kajjal‘ in Malahide, soon followed.
Kinara is a boon for the local economy
Besides the delicious food, the place is famed for its practices, using trusted local suppliers and recipes that have been passed down through generations. Both Kinara and Kajjal have loyal fanbases of foodies.
The Kinara Group took it upon themselves to cater to the cravings of their loyal customers. Right now, they have created a specific takeaway menu for these lockdown days.
“By operating our collection take away service, we are doing our best by our staff, suppliers and customers, many of whom have been with us for 19 years.”
For those that still want to soak in the view, not just the great food, the restaurants will offer dining services starting July 8th, but with only two patrons in the restaurant at a time. There is also a sanitizing station for customers when they enter.
The restaurants also encourage contactless payments and placing orders on a separate table for collection.
“Our mission is to continue to provide our customers with excellent middle eastern take out cuisine, that replicates the memorable experience they receive when dining in any of our three restaurants.”
There’s no knowing when the pandemic will subside but we shouldn’t have to stop eating from our favorite eateries in the meantime.
Another reason to keep the business going was to keep as many of their staff employed as possible. The scare from the virus is bad enough, why add job insecurity to that if you can help it.