From offering curbside pickup service to operating a physically distanced patio at a time of the year when Mother Nature is still known to serve up a dose of morning frost, Brandon businesses are having to at times get creative in order to be of service during the current public health crisis.
As far as I know, local restaurant Hansel and Gretels Schnitzel House is now the first to go as far as cutting a literal hole in its wall as a way to bridge the gap with customers in the present environment which does not permit restaurants to offer indoor table service due to risks associated with COVID-19.
Temporarily closed since March, the restaurant shared in mid-April that it was taking the step of having a takeout window added to the South wall of its over 2000 square foot building on 1st Street.
With that work now complete, beginning today (Friday) the city’s only German eatery is officially ready to serve takeout from the new window from a full menu (see below) that ranges from small sides to family platters featuring its signature schnitzel.
Hours for takeout or delivery will initially be 3-7pm Fridays through Sundays, with special orders for 12 or more able to be accommodated on weekdays. Orders can be placed in advance online at https://www.hanselandgretelsbrandon.ca or by phone at 204-725-4400.
During normal times, Hansel and Gretels Schnitzel House features seating for 36 within the cozy confines of its 363 1st Street location. Last week marked the eatery's 24th anniversary, having initially opened in nearby Rivers. It has been at its current location in Brandon since 2010.