Why Butlers Pizza Refuse to Open - YET!
Instead of capitalising on the easing of lockdown restrictions and rushing back to their pizza oven’s, Butler’s have taken a far more measured, responsible route.
"Butler's Pizza is taking a serious approach to social distancing,” explains Founder, Robert Wilkinson, “because we’re putting people first – our staff and our customers.
Butler’s Pizza, established in 1989, is the oldest delivery-only model in the country. This popular regional pizza chain currently services the Western Cape areas: City Bowl, N1 City, Bellville, Tableview, Newlands, Wynberg and Rondebosch. All kitchens are “dark” (the term used to describe a delivery-only restaurant) and have been since the company’s inception. Thus, Butler’s is well-poised to successfully navigate the constraints of trade within Level 4, where online ordering and home delivery of hot food is allowed.
However, instead of capitalising on the easing of lockdown restrictions and rushing back to their pizza oven’s, Butler’s have taken a far more measured, responsible route - with public health and safety in mind.
“Butler's Pizza is taking a more responsible direction under the Level 4‘s directive concerning the delivery of hot food,” stated Butler’s Pizza founder Robert Wilkinson. He adds “We want to assure all our customers of absolute peace of mind that when they order a pizza from us, they are getting the very best product produced with the very best protocols in place.”
What is Social Distancing
Social distancing is a set of guidelines that are taken to prevent the spread of a contagious pandemic, in this case, Covid-19 or Coronavirus and is the physical distancing or space between people. Social distancing is employed in order to reduce contact between individuals by keeping a safe distance apart and reduce close contact.
Under the safety guidelines for Covid-19 | Coronavirus, social distancing should continue until the threat of the global pandemic has been eliminated. It is advised that, in conjunction with good hygiene and the use of a face mask, a minimum of 2 metres (according to the Centres for Disease Control - CDC) should be maintained to avoid contact with anyone who may be infected with Covid-19 | Coronavirus.
Butler’s Pizza will open its Rondebosch outlet for beta testing of its new social distancing delivery model, before rolling out the learnings and successes to its other branches in the Western Cape.
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