Kansas City, Missouri 2021-09-15 06:50:42 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Mildred has been a Kansas City fixture for many years.
Like many of its restaurant neighbors, breakfast and lunch locations are still navigating pandemic changes.
“It’s a life we always know,” said Evan Ashby, who grew up in Mildred.
His parents opened a restaurant in the 1990s.
“It supported me and my two brothers through high school, college, etc., and as you know, we grew up working in the family business. After school, weekends, getting up very early,” Ashby said. look back.
He is now a manager and he and his colleagues struggled for a year and a half.
“It’s an incredibly stressful time when we’re wondering if we can survive this,” Ashby said.
They navigated late 2020 and then rose rapidly a few months ago.
“We were 30% busier than we were more than 20 years ago. We didn’t have the staff we needed to catch up,” he said.
Little by little, they are returning to full staff, but the breakfast business is still a challenge.
“Coffee is big … the price is going up. And that’s been the case for a long time. It’s one of the products that is always getting more expensive. This is the quality of coffee. It’s great because it’s improving, “Ashby pointed out. Of the problem.
It’s not just breakfast drinks.
“Pork is getting higher and higher. We eat a lot of bacon because the breakfast sandwiches around here are so big. We eat about £ 50 a day of bacon,” he added.
According to Ashby, the menu hasn’t changed and there’s no stable customer flow.
“I am very grateful for the number of people who come here every day. They are eager to help local SMEs and are happy to wear masks,” he said.
The door remains open and the family tradition continues.
“I’m really honored to love taking over that heritage. The family business has been around for a long time. I’m very proud. I’m very proud to be in a position where I can. I hope my mother and father can retire. ”
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