Can We Survive?
Chef Manny Martins of Spanish Potato Grill in Brick, NJ sends a message of hope to his customers and the community.
We have invested our love and sweat into our business and we have been able to survive many challenges over the years, such as Hurricane Sandy.
Do I believe we will survive this? YES
We understand that it’s going to take time for customers to feel safe when dining at their favorite restaurants. We feel that people will not want to eat fast food for the rest of their lives. There is going to come a time when people will have a craving for fine dining. That leads me to believe that Spanish Potato Grill will survive. We feel that we are a unique dining experience. We offer Portuguese and Spanish cuisine and I think people will look forward to my Steaks, seafood dishes and Paella.
It’s all about our government and when they think it’s safe to dine in. We have already begun to prepare for dine-in customers. We have eliminated tables in our dinning room and brought our seating capacity down to 50%. From our staff to our customers, safety will be our #1 focus at SPG.
I want you to feel that you can dine in our restaurant safely with minimum risk. We are bringing all of our years of experience and knowledge to ensure the safety of our customers.
I can’t wait to open the doors of Spanish Potato Grill and treat our customers to a fine dining experience. And when we do, I will make it my business to provide a safe and enjoyable experience with the following:
- Lower dining capacity to 50%
- We will have disposable paper menus
- Our menu will change every few weeks
- We will keep traditional dishes such as, Paella, Mariscada and offer new dishes not currently on the menu
- And we will continue to offer our pick-up platters that have become popular since the shutdown.
I know this has hit so many people. I feel for all of us, and not everyone will be able to spend $40 or $60 on dinner. So I am going to create a menu to make our food affordable to almost everyone. Because if we are going to survive, we are going to have to band together and do this together.
I’ve managed to cook all these years for one reason only — for the love I have for the kitchen…cooking… creating… and most of all, the happiness and smiles of my guests. Thats how I managed to stay in business so long… Not for the paycheck, but for the love of it.
I want to thank every single one of our supporters. For supporting us at the old location on Matoloking Rd., the new location and especially the support we’ve received during the pandemic.
Thank you for being there for us and we promise to be there for you.