Atlanta restaurants are getting ultra creative these days in order to stay afloat while dining rooms remain closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to offering takeout and delivery from its Poncey-Highland restaurant, Sweet Auburn BBQ just launched a pop-up food truck experience.
“In an effort to make ourselves more accessible to all of Atlanta, we’re bringing our food truck with family-style comfort meals to different neighborhoods each week,” a post to Instagram reads.
The truck plans to pop up in various Atlanta neighborhoods each week — announced on the restaurant’s website — or people can schedule the truck for neighborhood barbecue delivery by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meals are preordered prior to the truck’s arrival. People then pay via a contactless card reader when they pick up their food from the truck.
Sweet Auburn BBQ joins a growing list of Atlanta restaurants reconfiguring their businesses beyond serving takeout food. Some restaurants have transformed patios and dining rooms into neighborhood markets. 8ARM on Ponce de Leon Avenue shut down its takeout service in late March and now offers CSAs containing produce from local farms for pickup on Thursdays and Fridays. Refuge Coffee Co. is scheduling coffee deliveries via its food truck to neighborhoods and offices within 20 miles of the shop’s Clarkston location.
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