LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Many businesses have had no choice but to close because of the novel coronavirus, but some are doing everything they can to stay open. While empty malls and restaurants may be the new norm for now, cooking at home doesn't have to be.
13 Action News is shining a light on local businesses who want to get the word out that they’re still open for business.
Despite the name, employees at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Las Vegas are working harder than ever to make ends meet, offering new takeout and delivery options like the friends and family pack. $25 will get you your choice of four family-sized meals, and for every meal that customers buy, Lazy Dog will donate a meal to an organization serving families in need.
"It's a no brainer. It's no questions asked. It just makes sense to do anything and everything we could to take care of all of our people," said Michele Patterson, general manager of the Lazy Dog at Town Square.
Lazy Dog just debuted its newest offer, the home essentials pantry pack.
"The bare essentials: milk, eggs, toilet paper, butter, rice, chicken, and we're doing it all for $40 and we're doing it just to keep doing what we do, which is keeping the community fed, happy, and healthy," said Patterson.
Meanwhile, at Marrakech, you can still order authentic Mediterranean meals to go, but these days, most customers are coming to the restaurant to pick up food in bulk.
"We're trying to help the community get goods that they can't find and also help ourselves stay in business at the same time. It enables me to keep 3 or 4 staff employed," said Tariq Ali, owner of Marrakech.
Ali has transformed his restaurant into a makeshift food supply store, allowing people to park out front while his employees load up their car with essential items like rice, beans, chicken, dairy, and toilet paper! Ali says it's about survival.
"it's survival instincts and also trying to help people. All my friends and longtime customers are like family to me, so if I can help them out in any way, I'm going to do it," said Ali.
13 Action News has compiled a list of local businesses that are still open and the deals they're offering. You can check it out here.