BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Whether eating out or staying in, your dining options will most likely be impacted by this weekend’s winter weather.
With anticipated snowfall nearing two feet in some parts of the Bay State, local restaurants are trying to get as much business as possible on Friday before the storm hits.
Eni Bashllari is the manager at Donut Villa Diner in Malden. She said they plan on closing Saturday despite concerns over potentially lost business.
“Weekends are our busiest periods but I think safety first,” Bashllari said.
Mimoza Stefo works at Classic Café in Medford and said Saturday is going to be a tough day for the family-run business as they also plan to close down for the day.
“We are going to close but it’s going to be open the following day,” Stefo said. “We are based on our regular customers and they try to do their best to support us on those bad days.”
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Therefore, businesses like these benefit tremendously from extra support they receive ahead of these closures. Meanwhile if you’re planning to order in, it could be more difficult to find someone to deliver your food.
WBZ NewsRadio reached out to DoorDash about how they plan on handling deliveries over the weekend.
“The safety of our community is paramount, and we always encourage all members of our community to follow local guidance and exercise additional caution during severe weather,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “Dashers are always free to decline any order, and should a Dasher choose to be online, we remove any customer ratings that are below 5 stars in cases of severe weather.”
The company added they are closely monitoring the weather conditions and will communicate any operation changes to Dashers and customers.
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