Restaurants in Maine: How They Have Adapted During the Pandemic
Winter is traditionally the toughest season for Maine restaurants — but this year, because of the pandemic, it’s even more challenging. Local restaurant owners say revenue this winter so far has been about half of what it usually is. Several Maine restaurants have closed during the pandemic, others have changed the way they operate, setting up to-go windows, outdoor seating options and food trucks. A few new restaurants have even opened. Maine Restaurant Week is different this year, too, hoping to underscore how creative solutions might keep the restaurant industry afloat.
Krista Cole, owner, director of operations, Sur Lie in Portland
Matthew Lewis, president & CEO, Hospitality Maine
Gillian Britt, organizer, Maine Restaurant Week
Zachary Pratt, owner, Boba in Lewiston
David Turin, owner, David’s Restaurant 1
Todd Eaton, Just Down the Road Craftique in Hermon, a former restaurant turned into gift shop