The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world to come to a standstill. With social distancing being the need of the hour, dining out in restaurants and eateries is a luxury that people in many countries cannot enjoy. But that isn’t even the biggest problem. The bigger issue here is, how are businesses adapting to the new normal? Will they be able to make it into a post-COVID-19 world?
Bringing things closer to home: what is El Sushi Loco doing to ensure that the people who love our food continue to relish our dishes while still being safe?
The U.S. Restaurant Industry in a COVID-19 World
It is estimated that in the U.S. alone, the restaurant industry employs over 15.5 million people. It is an industry that contributes to about 7% of employment in the country. Given the current state of affairs, many restaurants are being forced to shut down either temporarily or permanently. And the restaurants that are surviving are being called to adopt and adapt to new ways to keep their businesses afloat.
This rather sudden and unwelcome call to pull the brakes on normal life affects the entire economy. The shutting down of restaurants causes job losses. It also sets off a cycle of loss for suppliers, local farmers (in the case of small businesses), and a chain of other service industries linked to an otherwise normal operational restaurant. The shutdown of one business sector causes a ripple effect that affects many different business sectors.
How El Sushi Loco and Other Restaurants Are Adapting to New Norms
Businesses that had a strong digital presence before the coronavirus pandemic has recorded a lower sales dip than restaurants without a digital presence. Restaurants in the latter group are now forced to revise their business models to match the needs of the times. Many restaurants and bars have come up with innovative ways to continue servicing their customers.
Some restaurants offer different menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all of which are made available to people through a drive-through operation. Then there’s the home delivery option, which many people took advantage of even before the pandemic. In a COVID-19 world, ordering meals on food delivery apps is an easy and effective way to engage in contactless delivery.
Other food businesses offer curbside pick-ups and delivery. Curbside delivery targets customers who don’t want the home delivery option but also don’t want to get out of their car. Meal kit deliveries, pick-up services, and combo meals/bento boxes passed through protected conveyor windows are among the new norms of interaction between restaurants and their customers.
Relish El Sushi Loco’s Favorites Any Day, at Any Time
Love our food? There’s no reason to curb your cravings. Times are rough, and we’re here to do our bit in making your days less bleak – even if it simply means you enjoying our food for just one meal.
Currently, El Sushi Loco is open for orders every Tuesday to Sunday between 12-8 pm. We are temporarily closed on Mondays and are waiting for a green signal from LA county for an open date. Find El Sushi Loco near you and discover a wide range of fresh and savory food. We are happy to let you know that our stores are now open in all locations – Pomona, La Puente, and Downey.
Mexican Sushi with an Asian Fusion, That’s El Sushi Loco for You
The El Sushi Loco story had its humble beginnings on a Tijuana-Mexico trip, which led to the purchase of our first ever sushi cart. This was in 2010. Our then ‘Sushi Island’ steadily grew and transformed into what our customers today know as El Sushi Loco. We pride ourselves in being a place that serves not only delectable food but also one that delivers quality service. We are a family-friendly restaurant that wishes to continue delighting your taste buds with our foods. At El Sushi Loco, we make food that is simple and relatable, yet different.
Our food marries the spicy zest of Mexican dishes with the savory goodness of Japanese dishes. The result of this combination is food that is not only classic and familiar but also new and exciting.
The Many Ways You Can Access & Enjoy Food from El Sushi Loco During This Time
Order your El Sushi Loco favorites through food delivery apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub, Ubereats, and Eat24. While we may not be able to offer you the in-house customer service that our restaurant outlets are known for, you can get a taste of what we are all about through our food.
We have gone to great lengths to ensure that our food is hygienically prepared, packed, and delivered. Our delivery personnel is well trained, and they understand the importance of ensuring that your food is delivered to you without any infection threats. To ensure that delivery executives do not become mediums for transfer of the coronavirus, care is taken to provide them with gloves, masks, and alcohol-based sanitizers.
What’s Cooking at El Sushi Loco?
Our menu covers appetizers, seafood, rice, tostadas, natural rolls, dishes, hot rolls, and desserts. Check out and follow our social media to keep up with our daily specials. We offer a limited-time menu – you don’t want to miss out on our spread of lip-smacking specials!
Thanks to digital platforms, restaurants today have the luxury of continuing their relationship with customers, even amidst a lockdown. Connect with your favorite restaurants on their social media pages, and don’t hold back from treating yourself to their food whenever you want.
Businesses are being forced to come up with measures to stay in the game and prevent sacking their employees. All this while also continuing to offer customers their signature dishes. You, as a customer, can support the restaurants you love by ordering their food. We are both in this together, and hopefully, both sides of the party will be able to continue our relationship well into a post-COVID-19 world.