A Mexican-American style restaurant, Mis Suenos in West Allis, is doing what they can to survive.
"Our business before COVID was a lot better. Right now we are probably down to a third of what we normally did," says Debbie Ramirez, owner of Mis Suenos.
Even with dine-in now available, Debbie says customers are still opting to carry out or eat on the patio.
"The first Friday was really good, but since then we barely get anybody dining in," says Debbie.
However, she is still extremely grateful for customers willing to order their favorite dish to-go.
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"We had a lot of good support from a lot of our customers. they would come in weekly and do carry out. We would run specials to give them a break and include free chips and sauce with their carry out orders," says Debbie.
Debbie has also chosen to no raise prices on the menu, despite the price of meat skyrocketing as a result of the pandemic. This makes it possible for customers who are going through a tough time themselves to continue to try something new with each visit.
"We have an excellent mole, that a lot of people love, chicken mole. We have traditional enchiladas like they make in Mexico, plus the Texan style that a lot of Americans are used to," says Debbie.
Hoping to see a full dining room of familiar faces in the future, Debbie plans on Mis Suenos being open when everyone feels safe to return.
"It's nice being able to see the customers but there a lot of customers we haven't seen since this all began and we miss seeing them. All you can do it pray day by day and hope you make it another day. That's all I can do," says Debbie.