Help restaurants survive COVID-19: Locations offering no-contact pick up

Help restaurants survive COVID-19: Locations offering no-contact pick up
Cheeseburger from Billy's Sports Grill. (Source: billyssportsgrill.com)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - As the coronavirus crisis continues, many bars and restaurants are reeling from the short-term effects on business, and they are anxious about the potential for long-term impact. As you continue to take care of yourself, consider a few ways to help.

Online delivery services are getting on board with no-contact delivery policies. GrubHub announced that it has suspended commission fees for independent restaurants, up to $100 million.

Leave cash at home. Paper money is gross. Use an alternative form of payment. Order online and pay with your credit card to minimize handling check presenters and pens. In-person, ask a restaurant or store if you can read your credit card number to them verbally, or even use your phone to pay.

Support local restaurants right now, even if you don’t want to leave your house, by purchasing a gift card over the phone or through a restaurant’s website. While buying gift cards doesn’t necessarily put money in the pockets of servers and bartenders, it does help the businesses make it through this uncertain time.

Tip well. Always, but especially now.

Be patient with slower service. It might be due to understaffing caused by efforts to keep you safe.

If you are working in an office, consider ordering in lunch from an area restaurant.

Offer assistance to those at-risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the elderly and people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease to be at higher risk. If you’re in a lower-risk group, reach out to your higher-risk community members and ask them how you can help.

Here is a list of local restaurants that are offering pick up:

Abhi

Area 41 Pizza Co.

Ash (Homewood)

Ashley Mac’s (All locations)

Bawarchi Birmingham

Beehive Baking Company

Bertolone’s (Clanton)

Big Spoon Creamery

Black Market Bar and Grill (both locations – 5 Points and Colonnade)

Black Pearl Asian Cuisine

BLU Chophouse (Gadsden)

Bobby Carl’s Table

Bongiorno

Brick and Tin (both locations)

Buttermilk Hill (Sylacauga, Alabama)

Cahaba Brewing Company

Cajun Cleaver (Hoover)

Cajun Seafood House

Chicken Salad Chick (some locations)

City Bowls

Costa’s (Huffman/Hoover/Wildwood)

Cracker Barrel

Dave’s Pizza (Homewood)

Diplomat Deli (Hoover)

Dreamcakes Bakery (starting Tuesday at Ross Bridge and Homewood locations)

Dyron’s Low Country (Mountain Brook)

EATS Highland Restaurant

Edgar’s Bakery

Farm Bowl (Homewood)

Finch Fine Wines

Fig Tree (Cahaba Heights)

Filter-Coffee Parlor

Firehouse Subs (Trussville)

First Watch

The Fish Market (All 3 locations)

Five Guys (Birmingham, Hoover, Tuscaloosa, Fultondale, Cullman, Oxford)

Fleming’s

Front Porch

Frutta Bowls (The Summit)

Gilchrist

Golden Rule BBQ (Trussville)

Great American Cookie Co./Marble Slab

Gyro’s Cafe (Trussville)

Habaneros (Trussville)

Harp and Clover (Gadsden)

Hot and Hot Fish Club

Iron City

Jim ‘N Nicks

Joel’s

Johnny Brusco’s Pizza (Hoover and Vestavia Hills)

Kemp’s Kitchen

Konomi (Trussville)

Lala’s Big Burger

La Paz

LongHorn Steakhouse (Inverness, Alabaster, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and Gadsden)

Magic Muffin

Marty’s GM (Irondale)

Masaman Thai Kitchen

Mellow Mushroom

Melt (starting Tuesday)

Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q (Cahaba Heights)

Miss Dots

Moe’s BBQ

Mudtown (Vestavia Hills)

Nathan’s Neighborhood Grill (Springville)

Nothing But Noodles

O’Carr’s (Homewood)

Otey’s

Ousler Sandwiches

Paw Paw Patch

Pies & Pints

The Pita Stop (Cahaba Heights)

Real & Rosemary

Ruscelli’s at Mojo Pub

Rock and Roll Sushi (Gadsden)

Satterfield’s (Cahaba Heights)

Sherry’s Cafe (Trussville)

Shu Shop

Soho Social & Soho Standard

Sol Azteca

Southern Kitchen and Bar

Taco Tech (Vestavia)

Taziki’s (all locations)

The Club

The Rail Public House (Gadsden)

The Ridge (Vestavia Hills)

The Purple Onion (all locations)

The Whole Scoop (Hoover)

Tostadas in Homewood

Tre Luna (Hoover)

Tortugas (Hoover)

Urban Cookhouse

Vecchia Pizzeria (Hoover)

Vino (Mountain Brook)

Waffle House (Tuscaloosa and Northport)

Watkins Branch Bourbon & Brasserie

Wild Roast Coffee (Hoover)

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