My name is Adam Baker, and I grew up in Norvelt, a few miles away from Acme. I’ve always had a love of the mountains and local community.
When I took over Rodney Corner one year ago on March 18, 2019, I never imagined having to close for all dine-in food and alcohol sales. Staying open following the new take-out only guidelines was the only option. Coming up with new ideas to increase take-out food sales was the top priority.
We have added online ordering through our point-of-sale systems or by using the Toast TakeOut app to make it easier to order, and also to add an essentially contactless, safe way to pick up food. The customer puts their order in and pays online so all they have to do is pick up their bag of food with no exchange of cash or a credit card.
The addition of a Gift Card Giveaway has been the newest. Every night we choose a winner of a $15 Gift Card from the day’s orders. We have also tried to promote daily specials using social media, primarily Facebook.
Being so new into owning a business and finally becoming accustomed to daily routines, the epidemic caused a lot of changes and adaptations to what was once a typical day. Through the perseverance and determination of our staff and with the tremendous support of our customers and the community we have been able to continue business as normal as we possibly can.
Monday is Taco Monday where we offer $1.25 tacos and $5.00 Doritos walking tacos.
Tuesday we have wings all day for $10 a dozen with 14 different flavor options.
Wednesday we create a different burger weekly to feature.
Thursday giant slices of pizza with 1 topping are $2.00
Friday through Lent we do the Fish Frydays and have decided to start doing the fish-fry the last Friday of the month as they did in years prior.
Once we reopen for regular business, we have karaoke and a DJ every Wednesday and Sunday night, and offer live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.
From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day we also have Sunday evening entertainment on the patio. I would like to thank everyone who has been a contributing part to Rodney Corner before and during all these changes and am excited for my future being a part of the MLCC!