We've got to take the risk - Co-owner of Hudsons on reopening despite booze ban
The government gave restaurants the go-ahead to reopen from Monday under strict conditions.
Regulations stipulate that alcohol cannot be consumed on-site, something the Restaurant Association of SA wants to challenge.
Ross Collins, the co-owner of Hudsons, says operating without sit-down liquor sales is better than staying closed.
He says that the business will have to adapt to the circumstances as they did with their improvised takeaway service, which has been successful.
Collins says Hudsons is an established brand with loyal patrons who have shown interest in supporting the restaurant chain's revival.
It's going to hurt our turnover, but our business has learned to adjust.Ross Collins, Co-owner - Hudsons Burger Joint
We did more than double of what we expected on the takeaway side.Ross Collins, Co-owner - Hudsons Burger Joint
Hopefully, with a bit of effort, the sit-down can also be better than we hope for.Ross Collins, Co-owner - Hudsons Burger Joint
Alcohol is a huge draw to our business.Ross Collins, Co-owner - Hudsons Burger Joint
We've got to take the risk and invest our own new future.Ross Collins, Co-owner - Hudsons The Burger Joint
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