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We're Open: Kewaunee Custard and Grill

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 23:43:04-04

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (NBC 26) -- It's Takeout Tuesday and Kewaunee Custard and Grill is ready to serve its customers as they walked through the door or pull through the drive-thru.

Owner Jeremy Chevalier said he closes the business each winter. Usually, he'd open back up during the last week of March or first week in April. This year, though, he held off a bit before reopening the drive-thru on May 1st.

"We had a line out the parking lot down both sides of the road. I actually ran out of custard on Sunday in the middle of the day," added Chevalier.

He said they actually had to close early. Adding that in his 21 years working there, they've ran out of a flavor but not completely out of custard.

Before reopening, he said he did a lot of research on how to open and guidelines needed. Employees working near customers are wearing masks and hand sanitizer is provided.

Chevalier said the pandemic hasn't been slowing down business, in fact, he said they're busier than usual.

"I just think maybe people aren't traveling as far away from home. Now, I'm starting to see the traffic like going up north past here. Our local response around here is awesome. A lot of local people have been supporting the business. Not just mine, but the other businesses in town," added Chevalier.

He said a lot of people are still using the drive-thru but customers are able to sit inside if they'd like. They also have outdoor seating available. Chevalier said many customers have been calling in orders and picking them up.