Hotel Thaligai on Luz Church Road is all set to open for takeaways from May 6. However, owner Nalina is unsure if people will turn up to buy food.
Says Nalina Kannan, owner of this restaurant on Luz Church Road, “Though our restaurant will be opening for takeaways from May 6, we are not sure if people would come to buy food. Many are sceptical about having food from outside. I think it will take some time for us (restaurants) to regain the customers and be back to the usual business.”
Meanwhile, the restaurant, known for its traditional recipes has taken all the necessary precautions to start providing takeaways.
Nalina says, “Through the lockdown, we have been serving fresh food from our restaurant for migrants across the city. Hence, precautionary measures are already in place in our kitchen. We will be continuing the same. As part of the safety measures, the kitchen is sanitised regularly. All our staff wear masks and gloves. And their temperatures are monitored regularly using infrared scanners.”
Nalina also feels that the state government can allow dining with some precautions in place.
She says, “Considering the business loss we have had since the past one month, we can be allowed for dining with some precautionary measures in place. To start with, we can regulate social distancing by seating just two people in a table of four. Door knobs, tables, chairs and all places that are touched could be disinfected regularly. Customers should also ensure self-regulation and maintain social distancing and personal hygiene while at the restaurant.”
The restaurant is at 60, Luz Church Road, Opposite Nageshwara Rao Park, Mylapore. Ph: 9791272888. Open for takeaways from May 6 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Items including variety rice, biriyani, sambhar rice to be available.