Narragansett restaurant to continue with takeout through holiday weekend

With the unofficial kickoff to the summer season just days away, Scarborough Beach in Narragansett could be seeing a lot more people than it has in recent weeks.

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WLNE) –  With the unofficial kickoff to the summer season just days away, Scarborough
Beach in Narragansett could be seeing a lot more people than it has in recent weeks.

“The warmer the day, the busier it is,” Crazy Burger Owner Michael Maxon described of his business.

Since the weather has started to improve, Maxon says he’s seen a steady rise in customers on the weekends.

“April was down 50 percent from our normal April business, and so far in may it’s been down about 30 percent. So we seem to be improving, ” said Maxon. “Our weekends have been busy and they seem to be going really smooth.”

Despite the possibility of more people coming to the beach-side town this long holiday weekend, Maxon says they’re sticking to what’s been working so far by focusing just on takeout.

“Our customers, I think, are reasonable people. And that’s it. We’re just going with reason.”

Instead of opening up their patio for Memorial Day Weekend as is now allowed under the Phase One guidelines, he plans to use this weekend as a trial run to see how busy it gets.

“I think to mix the dining in with the takeout until we figure out what the proportions are going to be might be too harrowing on the guests and the staff,” said Maxon.

He hopes once they have an idea of how many people actually feel comfortable being out during a pandemic, they’ll be able to open up their patio.

“Everyone needs to understand how it’s going to work from now on. We’re in a new world and we’re trying to adjust as we can on a day to day basis.”

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