Restaurants See Changes in Ordering Patterns Because of Weather

One owner says having delivery service has helped sales go up about 20 percent during the winter

FARGO, N.D. — Restaurants are seeing a change in how people are ordering because of the cold and snow.

The owner of Café Aladdin says business was slower Thursday with the blizzard, but they did see lots of takeout orders.

However, Food Dudes, Uber Eats and Door Dash weren’t active with the restaurant.

If a business decides to close early, they have to tell delivery services because many of those companies are based in places that don’t have harsh winters.

“Some other blizzards, bad weather, we got more delivery and people call in. I think the customers, they understand now when it’s really bad and they tell you not to be in the street, that’s why they don’t call in,” Younis Younis, owner of Cafe Aladdin, said.

He says having delivery service has helped sales go up about 20 percent during the winter.

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