Graeme McDowell feeling enterprise affect of pandemic with Nona Blue Taverns closed
Like each PGA Tour participant, Graeme McDowell has spent the final two weeks contemplating his aggressive future. However the Northern Irishman can also be coping with different skilled issues.
McDowell was amongst a gaggle of founding companions of Nona Blue Trendy Tavern in 2013, and the idea expanded to a second location simply outdoors the gates of TPC Sawgrass in 2016. Like many food-service companies, each Nona Blue places have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We closed our doorways as a result of our mannequin isn’t primarily based on take-away meals. We’re a come-and-be-present restaurant. We needed to take the powerful choice to shut the doorways in each eating places,” McDowell stated throughout a convention name with reporters on Wednesday.
BY Rex Hoggard
— March 25, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Graeme McDowell wish to see the Ryder Cup happen this yr, however he stated main championships take precedence when play resumes.
McDowell and his companions are working to guarantee his employees of 70 staff proceed to be compensated by means of the tip of this month. After that, he and his operators are wanting into numerous small-business choices which are being made out there that might permit them to resist continued cash-flow points.
“It offers me an actual perspective from the working American’s standpoint simply how huge that is financially. That is all around the world, proper?” McDowell stated. “Now we have two fairly profitable restaurant companies going, and now we’ve got to shut our doorways, and it’ll be powerful to maintain them going for the subsequent three months. That’s scary. It’s scary to see how rapidly a enterprise, all all over the world, may be impacted by this.”