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Zesty's keeps scooping custard during pandemic

Posted at 5:52 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 16:48:36-04

HOWARD (NBC 26) - If you're wondering what's for dinner why not support our local businesses? While the majority of the state is closed down, local restaurants are still open trying to make ends meet and keep us full.

You'll find some comfort food if you take a drive through Zesty's Frozen Custard and Grill on Lineville Road.

"People want the burgers and the custard," said co-owner and manager Janelle French.

But this change to a 'new normal' hasn't been easy. French said they've had to make their own adjustments, including some staffing changes, a lot like many other businesses.

"It's a lot of the high school kids that take a hit," she said. "We want to make sure our full-time people get the hours they need."

While safety is at the top of French's mind, she said she understands if her workers need to stay home. Adding, Zesty's will still be here to bring you warm food and frozen treats.

"We want to be here to help people," she added.

While the only interaction with customer's these days are through a window, French said she's feeling the support from her community as we navigate through this uncertain time together.

As for the future..."I don't want to think that far ahead," she said. "I'm hoping within a couple weeks we can be somewhat back to normal."

Zesty's in Allouez has turned to take-outs only. Their seasonal De Pere location is only open for morning coffee at this point. To find out more about their hours, click here.