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Father-daughter duo helps local restaurant with building of partitions

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Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 20:04:06-04

A local man and his daughter helped a San Luis Obispo restaurant keep their customers safe from the coronavirus.

Richard Grantham and his daughter, Janice, frequently eat lunch at Pancho's Mexican Food in San Luis Obispo. Recently, they noticed every other booth was sectioned “off-limits” to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The father-daughter duo decided to build partitions for every booth, so the restaurant owners could accommodate more customers.

Janice built them at Richard’s house over a two-day span and installed the partitions on her own. They completed the work for free.

“They are really nice persons, you know? When she told me, I was like really surprised, are you sure you want to do this? And I was like let’s do it because I know she wanted to do a really good job,” said Rafael Hernandez, owner of Pancho's.

"You know, it felt really good," said Janice Engle. "The supplies weren't gonna break me, so when i came in here, and he wanted to know what he owned me. I said nothing."

Pancho's Mexican Food is a family-owned business located at 1321 Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo.