WAUWATOSA — The Lowlands Group newest addition, Buckatabon, was slated to have a grand opening in early 2020. However, COVID-19 closed the doors as they were just cracking open.
"We had to close down and go to carry out business," Tyler Nation, general manager at Buckatabon, said.
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Which thankfully for the new restaurant, wasn't as terrible as it sounds.
"The carry-out business was fantastic because we had a ton of support from the community. We were the first Lowlands restaurant to open and the support that we received was phenomenal," Nation said.
Looking to still give customers an experience, Buckatabon went all out.
"We gave you the wedged salad with the trio of dressings, we gave you the relish tray, so you could take it home and spread it out on your table and have that supper club experience at home. We saw a ton of posts on social media which was fantastic to see and exactly what we were going for," Nation said.
Now open for dine-in, Tyler said his staff is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Buckatabon open and guest safe.
"I probably got 20 phone calls a day when we were planning to reopen, of them asking when can I come back to work? What can I do to help? Our people were willing to do everything and that's what makes our team so amazing and so inspirational." Nation said.
Around for barely a month before the pandemic changed everything, Tyler said it was all worth it to be on this corner in Wauwatosa.
"We really love being apart of the Tosa village and being able to provide a great dining experience for the community. When we felt that back from the community when we pivoted to carry out service was amazing, so we can't thank the Tosa community enough," Nation said.