MILWAUKEE — Buffalo Boss should be celebrating its first anniversary with a bunch of customer appreciation events the owner had planned. Instead, he's imploring everyone to please keep supporting.
"We're in a state of confusion and uncertainty on whether we're going to be here for another year, or another month," said Taj Pearsall, the owner of Buffalo Boss. "It would be virtually impossible to start from scratch and try to build that momentum back up."
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Pearsall and his employees have extra cleaning measures in place around the clock.
"These are difficult times for all of us, and especially as a restaurant because you have perishable product, and you have to sell it, or it goes bad, and that's money wasted," Pearsall said. "It's a fight and an uphill battle every day."
Orders for Buffalo Boss's signature chicken wings, fries, and homemade sauces are accepted over the phone, online, or on a drive-up basis.
"We're available on all online platforms for deliveries, so thank you to all those delivery drivers who are out there going from restaurants to homes," Pearsall said. "They are really helping us stay afloat right now."
Buffalo Boss is attached to the Sherman Phoenix at 35th and Fond du Lac, which has had to shut down for now.
"That community atmosphere is part of our DNA, and it's missing, it's noticeably missing," Pearsall said.
Because Buffalo Boss has its own side entrance, it can stay open. Right now, it's operating seven days a week from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m
"Survival wise, we're not where we would like to be, but it's enough to keep the lights on, and our employees paid for now," Pearsall said.
He says he's determined to stay in the fight.