TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — "It's a huge impact because of the sales we were doing," said Ryan Flury, a managing partner of Hangar 38. "You're talking dropping by like over 90% of your sales by doing just to-go orders."
Hangar 38 has been open for a year. The business is a restaurant, bar, bowling alley and arcade. All of that shut down due to the Coronavirus.
"I never expected in my lifetime to see something like this. To shutdown pretty much America and the world," exclaimed Flury.
Hangar 38 has 70 employees. The business has only been able to do to go orders, with only half of those employees being able to pick up any hours. So, business partners decided to step up to make sure employees are taken care of.
"I've been in this business a long time and your biggest asset is your employees," explained Flury. "With something like this happening, and you can take care of them, that is huge."
Flury also explained how the payroll is working. "Some people were full time employees, some people were part time. With the payroll, I kind of did an average of what they've made while they've been with us and that's kind of how we have been able to pay them."
All employees will get a paycheck regardless if they’ve worked or not. They will receive those paychecks for the next few weeks.
Hangar 38 server, Serena Ramos said, "They want to help them out as much as they can during these hard times and just make sure that they are not struggling, and as much as they can give us, you know, I'm very grateful for that."
It’s a decision that’s shown employees like Ramos just how much she has to be grateful for. "It really teaches you to be grateful and more respecting of people who are really struggling."
Hangar 38 is still receiving take-out orders, and starting on Monday, April 27, the restaurant will be extending their hours to 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.