Local restaurants showing progress since reopening


DOTHAN, Al. (WDHN) — Buisnesses around Alabama are reopening after Gov. Ivey’s safer at home order.

While this is definitely good news not all businesses will open, Atlanta Bread announced that they would be permanently closed.

Other businesses are happy and positive about the future.

“I’m very positive about the future of red elephant,” Red Elephant Owner John Schrowang said. “Like I said the sales continue to increase week after week. Think we’ve done a good job executing in the early days, so the community of Dothan is confident that Red Elephant is doing things correctly.”

Places like Meme K’s on Reeves Street has also seen business pick up since reopening with dine-in.

“It’s slowly getting better,” Meme K’s General Manager Jacob Herrera said. “You know we have a lot of the guest who are repeat customers that keep coming back.”

One place that said they are doing well and believe they will continue to do well is Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe.

“Since reopening we’ve done really well,” Catering and Marketing Manager of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe Moria Kirkland said. “Our Taziki’s customer family has been completely supportive. They come in drive through, curbside since we opened dining room now dining in complete support of us.”

Taziki’s said they’re confident about the future.

“We have talked with a lot of our investors and owners, and they’re completely confident that we will come out of this just fine,” Kirkland said. “We are all in this together.”

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