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is this the end of byo culture?

#1 Post by Michael Klein » March 24th, 2020, 10:58 am

Had a thought today - could this current covid-19 situation mark the end of BYO policies at restaurants? Discuss...

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#2 Post by Bud Carey » March 24th, 2020, 11:07 am

Hope not!!!
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#3 Post by Paul Jaouen » March 24th, 2020, 11:09 am

Why?
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#4 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » March 24th, 2020, 11:12 am

Don't see any correlation.

When restaurants re-open, I don't see any change.
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#5 Post by RyanC » March 24th, 2020, 11:15 am

I'm hoping for the opposite.

BYO basically doesn't exist in TX, which has bizarre and antiquated liquor laws. In this crisis, TX has relaxed many of its laws to help local business survive. My hope is that people will realize that the laws were dumb, that no bad came from the new relaxed stance, and that the more-relaxed approach will be here to stay.

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#6 Post by George Hejna » March 24th, 2020, 1:26 pm

I think the end of restaurants in general would be more worrisome.

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#7 Post by Kevin Porter » March 25th, 2020, 9:29 am

Substitute 'small chef-driven' for 'BYO'. There is no doubt that the corporate restaurants have a better chance of survival. I don't expect my favorites boites to survive but I can hope that the same relatively low capital need that enabled them to open in the first place enables others to open post-plague.

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#8 Post by mark rudner » March 26th, 2020, 9:39 am

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 11:12 am
Don't see any correlation.

When restaurants re-open, I don't see any change.
so, what is the correlation?
i don't get it

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#9 Post by Howard Cooper » March 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm

When I feel comfortable again going to a restaurant (which may be much later than when they reopen), the first thing I plan on doing is scheduling an offline.
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#10 Post by jordan jacobs » March 26th, 2020, 8:10 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm
When I feel comfortable again going to a restaurant (which may be much later than when they reopen), the first thing I plan on doing is scheduling an offline.
This exactly

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#11 Post by Randy Bowman » March 26th, 2020, 8:23 pm

I doubt the end of BYO but it may have restaurants reconsidering their mark up.
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#12 Post by Phil M » March 27th, 2020, 1:48 pm

It’s probably easier (in a relative sense) for a BYO to switch its business model to takeout/carry out then it is for a restaurant that counted on its wine/liquor program to help cover costs and generate all of its profit. BYOs are also not sitting on an inventory of alcohol.
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#13 Post by Craig G » March 27th, 2020, 1:54 pm

I think you misspelled “bro.”
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#14 Post by Scott Brunson » March 27th, 2020, 3:40 pm

jordan jacobs wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:06 pm
When I feel comfortable again going to a restaurant (which may be much later than when they reopen), the first thing I plan on doing is scheduling an offline.
This exactly
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#15 Post by Pat K » March 27th, 2020, 4:09 pm

Wondering first what % of restaurants (and wineries) will resume business operations. Don't want to sound gloomy, but....

That said, I would surely agree with waiting for some time before either dining in, or, more likely, doing takeout. Would also look for some type of welcome-back offers; these might include no corkage (and not just on Mon/Tues/Wed) and/or lower markups.
Reasonably-priced fixed price menu with wine pairings by the glass. The restaurant version of Berserker Quarantine Relief. My frugal perspective. Your mileage may vary, of course.

Have done no takeout since we began Shelter In Place. Considering this weekend, from a place that is reliable and is offering an attractive discount.

Noted that a few restaurant websites I checked out are listing the dates they expect to re-open. Based on what? Inquiring minds....

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