Brandon restaurants expand outdoor seating for an important patio season

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A sector of the economy that was hurt the most during Covid 19 is the restaurant industry.

Having the toughest health regulations in North America Manitoban restaurants have had to get creative.

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As is stands now indoor dining is at 25 percent and outdoor patios is at 50 percent.  In order to generate some funds during the current restrictions many restaurant owners have either created an outdoor patio space or increased the size of their current patio to enable more dining guests.

Darren Burdeniuk, owner of The Dock on Princess, told BDNMB.CA that it has created some difficulties adapting and adjusting to meet the often changing provincial government’s guidelines during the shutdown. Whether you have to set up the kitchen for 45 people or 150 guests your fixed costs remain the same either way.  Also Burdeniuk added he feels that people are craving human interaction.

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