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Lisa’s Pizza in Toms River Goes Back to Take Out and Delivery After Murphy Squashes Grand Indoor Dining Reopening

TOMS RIVER, NJ – Lisa’s Pizza and Restaurant in Toms River was excited for a grand reopening this week, but because Governor Phil Murphy decided to punish thousands of small business owners because of the reckless actions of a few, things have changed. Surviving only on takeout, because they are in a strip mall with no outdoor dining, Lisa’s is going to have continue weathering the COVID-19 storm on takeout and delivery alone.

“After 3 plus months of offering delivery and takeout only, we heard some great news that starting Thursday July 2nd we can finally have patrons dine in at 25% max capacity,” Lisa’s said.  “We called our staff back over the weekend to get everything in order to abide by the rules and set for a big opening only to find out Monday afternoon that Governor Murphy  pulled back abruptly.”

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They had to let their staff know of the change of plans and now, they are back to COVID-19 square one, but with an even bigger problem.  What to do with the extra supplies and food they bought in anticipation of a huge Fourth of July weekend coming up.

“We ordered more supplies and food because who knows what to except opening back up after all this time,” Lisa’s said.  “It’s a major blow to our wonderful staff eager to get back to work.  Unfortunately being in a strip center, offering outdoor dining wasn’t feasible for us, so for now it’s still only take out and delivery 7 days a week.”

Let’s help support Lisa’s Pizza and Restaurant in Toms River this week!

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