Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, stay-at-home orders and dine-in restrictions, fast casual Mexican restaurant chain Ori’Zaba’s just reported record-breaking single day sales.
Ori’Zaba’s marked the largest sales day ever in the history of the company on Cinco de Mayo. The company credits its strong showing on the holiday to its brand appeal and ability to adapt in light of the pandemic. While the company already offered proven, flexible dining options, during COVID-19, Ori’Zaba’s took additional steps to streamline online ordering and make it even more convenient for customers to enjoy its food, including:
• Call-in orders for less tech-savvy customers
• Continued delivery through DoorDash, GrubHub and Postmates
• Family-sized catering packages
• Grocery/alcohol options
While all these options include Ori’Zaba’s fresh, award-winning menu items that can be ordered a la carte or in combos, on Cinco de Mayo, the company also offered specials. All day, customers could enjoy any classic entrée, with any meat option, for just $6.
“We’re thrilled that our sales on Cinco de Mayo outpaced previous years when there were no restrictions in place,” said President and Franchise Director Lee Cartledge. “We believe our success is due to the long-standing reputation we’ve built for quality food and our ability to give customers what they want and need during the current crisis. With a sound strategy to weather the pandemic, we’re confident that we’re on good footing to emerge from the situation stronger as restaurants being to reopen. We thank our diners for sticking with us and look forward to opening our doors once again.”
Operationally, the company has also implemented strict protocols to ensure the safety of its employees and customers during the pandemic. These include encouraging sick employees to stay home, requiring face coverings, and performing rigorous cleaning and disinfection at all of its locations.
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About Ori’Zaba’s – Ori’Zaba’s is a fast casual Mexican restaurant chain whose mission is to feed the soul of every guest with old world Mexican flavors, made every day with care in our scratch kitchens, with the finest, freshest ingredients. Originating in Las Vegas in 2001, Ori’Zaba’s multiple locations can now be found throughout the city. To learn more, visit https://zabas.com/franchising.