Delawareans turn to takeout during the pandemic
The BidOnEquipment.comsite ranked Delaware No. 8 when it came to residents turning to takeout during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The site that offers used equipment used in food services analyzed Google search volume and surveyed 2,000 Americans on their experiences with takeout.
Overall, 65 percent say they’ve been ordering more takeout since the pandemic. On average, Americans are spending $67 per week on takeout and are placing orders about 2.4 times per week.
Delaware regulators were quick to embrace takeout and loosened the state’s arcane liquor laws to allow carryout service for beverages, including mixed drinks. Restaurants were also quick to respond, with promotions.
States in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic ranked toward the top in takeout searches, with Covid-19 restrictions played a role.
New Jersey ended up in the middle of the carryout pack despite a high population density, due in all likelihood to restrictions stemming from its battle with the virus and continuing caution.
Interestingly enough, Louisiana ranked toward the bottom, with residents embracing home cooking of its cajun-creole offerings.A common expression and the title of a cookbook is “Who’s Your Mama, Are You Catholic, and Can You Make A Roux?”
Le Cavalier opening on Sept. 1
Le Cavalier at the Green Room will open on Sept. 1 at the Hotel DuPont.
As previously reported, the dining spot with a French flair will initially open for dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and brunch will be offered at a later date.
Pure Bread Deli reopening
A personal favorite, PureBread Deli, is reopening.
The locally-owned breakfast, lunch, and coffee spot will open its Greenville and Pike Creek locations on Aug. 31.
The Christiana and Kennett locations will open on Sept 14. No date has yet been announced for the Wilmington and Glen Mills locations.
M2O Burgers to open in Newark
M2O Burgers & Salads plans to open next month in the former Central Perk location on Newark’s Main Street.
M2O was founded by three brothers and their father, who immigrated from the war in Kosovo in the late 1990s.
They now have locations in Queen Village Philadelphia and Wynnewood, PA.
Burgers are custom made with ordering from touchscreen kiosks. Other selections include drinks, sides, and smoothies, the company’s social media page noted. – Doug Rainey