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Orcutt pizza shop sees big decline in business, lets go of nearly all staff

Giavanni’s Pizza makes big cuts to keep restaurant serving customers
Posted at 5:10 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 22:28:25-04

An Orcutt pizza shop is trying to stay afloat after shut-down orders have had a major impact on business.

Giavanni’s Pizza owner Brenda Rowe says business is down about 50 percent during the week and 70 percent on the weekends, a time when many families would come in to enjoy a meal together or others would come to watch sports.

She says there have been ups and downs over the years at the business, but so far, in their 10 years of owning it, like many, this is the worst issue they’ve faced.

"You can't ever say nothing is too drastic, you know, and I want people to be safe and I want people to be healthy, so, you know, we're gonna do our part and do what we need to do,” Rowe said.

Only the two owners and two delivery drivers remain on staff.

Located at 1108 E Clark Ave. for the last 25 years, Giavanni’s is open for pickup and delivery.