BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – For the reason that North Dakota Sensible Restart pointers have been launched in Might, many eating places and companies throughout the state try to bounce again from the financial impacts of COVID-19.
Like many restaurant homeowners, the proprietor of Noodlezip in Bismarck is attempting to maintain his institution afloat.
Earlier than the pandemic began, Noodlezip proprietor Marty Lee had 11 staff.
Now that quantity is down to 6, as a result of there aren’t sufficient prospects to warrant retaining a full workers.
Noodlezip proprietor Marty Lee’s dream, was to personal his personal restaurant, and issues have been going nice, till the pandemic put the financial system right into a tailspin.
“Financially we weren’t secure since July and June. I used to be not in a position to make any revenue off of my restaurant with the decrease gross sales,” stated Lee.
However in July, all the pieces got here to a screeching halt, as an worker was recognized with COVID-19.
“Let’s not get harassed about it; I imply it’s what it’s, I imply I really feel like I misplaced 2020, but it surely’s the character of the enterprise,” stated Lee.
Making much less cash, Lee needed to discover a option to pay the payments.
“So we requested for assist, with GoFundMe paging after which Shane and Stephanie from subsequent door from Butterhorn, they stepped in and stated, ‘ what, we have to assist one another. We’re simply going to donate a portion of our gross sales on this week,’ and I used to be like ‘wow,’ I might have by no means thought of that,” stated Lee.
After reopening for carry-out meals solely in early August, Lee stated enterprise remains to be gradual.
Nonetheless, he stated he’s not dashing to open the eating space whereas COVID numbers are climbing in Burleigh County.
Lee stated he isn’t letting COVID-19 get him down, and he appears to be like to 2021 because the 12 months to perform the numerous objectives he has for his restaurant.
You could find Noodlezip’s GoFundMe at: https://noodlezip.com/covid-19-donation
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