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We're Open: Benji's fighting the numbers

Capacity limits tough for small venue
Posted at 7:39 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 20:39:23-04

MILWAUKEE — We're Open is circling back to check on Benji's, a deli and restaurant that has been operating in Milwaukee since 1963. They've figured that they've lost half of their business when they couldn't do dine-in for their customers.

"Well we lost all of our dine-in obviously so there was a fear of people wanting to go out and trying to adjust to how to do things," says owner Michael Price. "I think it took people a while to get comfortable to come out."

The size of a restaurant really matters during a pandemic. Unfortunately, Benji's does not have much room.

"I guess we're in Phase C now, so I guess what that means is that we can go to 75 percent capacity, unfortunately, our restaurant is not very large," Price says. "So really we're still at about 25 percent or half capacity."

If you do stop in, the recommendations are the Hoppel Poppel or the Reuben sandwich.

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