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Restaurant gets creative to ensure 'no contact' food delivery

Posted: 7:15 AM, Mar 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-22 18:50:55-04

Social restrictions have impacted how restaurants operate and one Lompoc spot is getting creative.

Tom's Burgers has added an order to service allowing people to drive into the parking lot and a server will bring the food to the car in an effort to keep business going.

"We've noticed a little down on customers coming and i know people are a little bit hesitant to go out and about to places so we decided to offer up a phone in pay over the phone and we'll bring it out to your car so you don't even have to come inside," Jennifer Villarreal said, manager of Tom's Burgers.

Meanwhile, DoorDash is encouraging uses to take advantage of its "No Contact Delivery" option.

You can leave instructions for your delivery driver in the app or select "Text Your Dasher" to send a photo of the spot you'd like your order dropped.

If a No Contact delivery is requested, the dasher will leave your food in a safe place and alert you when it is ready for pickup.

DoorDash says it will roll this feature out in the coming days.