An espresso drink from Victory Coffee. COURTESY OF VICTORY BRANDS
Throughout June, additional Victory Brands restaurants will open one at a time, including Victory Sandwich Bar, Lloyd’s and Little Trouble. Changes are being made at each location to ensure the comfort and safety of guests as the coronavirus lingers.
“We're remodeling all of our restrooms to be mostly hands-free, installing some public handwashing stations, and going outdoors as much as possible,” said Jones. “This takes some time, but we feel that it is worth it in the long run to inspire consumer confidence.”
Jones said he had grabbed takeout from a couple restaurants that he declined to name and that he felt concerned about their safety procedures. The experience convinced him that investing in extra safety precautions would pay off in the long run. “We just can't allow that sort of doubt to manifest at our stores,” he said. “I'd rather take the time now, get screwed one more month, and get it right.”
Online ordering from Victory Coffee is available at vicsandwich.com/coffee/.
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