A restaurant in New Orleans is going
viral for the innovative way it’s managed
to serve its customers fried chicken .
while maintaining strict
social distance guidelines.
The eatery, called McHardy’s
Chicken & Fixin’, has been serving
customers with an inventive, DIY zip line.
The restaurant debuted its “distanced fried
chicken delivery” in April, when Louisiana was
still under a statewide stay-at-home order.
Local news outlets immediately began covering the inventive
pulley system, which allowed employees to hoist food from
the counter to customers standing a safe distance away.
“Zip line fried chicken?”
Ian McNulty, a food culture reporter
for Nola.com wrote on Instagram.
“Clothesline fried chicken? Whatever it is, the
contraption @mchardyschicken rigged up early
in the coronavirus crisis always makes me smile".
"Behind it though there’s a serious
message for small businesses like
this trying to get through these times".
Rahman Mogilles, who runs the eatery
with his family, told Nola.com that “you’ve
got to be creative” during times like these".
“Don’t come in between a
man and his fried chicken,” an
Instagram user joked on McNulty’s video