I’ve written a couple of times about the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce “Order Direct/Pick It Up” initiative. The goal is for Westporters to use restaurants’ actual websites (or phones) to place pick-up orders. That’s because services like Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub take meal-sized chunks of the bill for themselves.
Which got me thinking: Most of us have no clue what it’s like to run a restaurant, even in the best of times. It’s unfathomable what owners, chefs, cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers — and yes, delivery drivers — go through every day just to keep the doors open.
We probably wouldn’t want to know, either. We’re just happy to have a menu and a meal. Hopefully we leave a decent tip.
So if you have anything to do with any restaurant in town –all of the above positions, plus everything else from landlord (if you cut them a COVID break) to the valet parker — you are our Unsung Heroes of the Week.
And if you are an “06880” reader: Remember those heroes the next time you visit a restaurant.
Whether you’re dining in, or picking up an order.
(Do you know an Unsung Hero? Email email@example.com)