In an effort to support local businesses during this time, many are joining the Take Out Tuesday Campaign. It's a way to do your part to help restaurants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, KATC is highlighting Jeaux's restaurant in St. Martinville.
Employees are serving up more than just food, but help to those who need it the most during this time. "This is my job. This is how I survive," owner Marcus Cormier said. "My community keeps me alive and in a way I want to keep them alive as well."
Cormier's family has been in the restaurant industry for decades serving customers he says still support him to this day.
It's one of the reason's why he's not only making adjustments to the restaurant but adjustments to cater to customers. "I am doing deliveries anywhere in the Saint Martinville area," Cormier said. "I know there's a lot of elderly in my community. A lot of kids out of school that's why i've been doing a lot of hotdogs, hamburgers , and hot wings."
He added, "The other day they had a house full of kids. I did a lot of hot dogs and dropped it over there. I don't mind that. So you know when I drive up they just get the food. Some people don't have vicehcles and I understand that."
While he says foot traffic has decreased for the restaurant, business is okay. However, for Cormier the pandemic has impacted more than his restaurant.
"It's been a rough month for people I know," Cormier said. The virus has affected people he knows. His friend died from COVID-19.
"It kind of took me for a loop," Cormier said. "He was 41 years old. I'm 43. [Coronavirus] doesn't have an age, color, or any of that. It's just spreading. We need to be careful and take precaution."
Now he's doing his part to help flatten the curve and his restaurant is a reflection of that.
"I'm one to do what I need to do for my community and to keep things rolling," Cormier said. He's also encouraging everyone to do their part to help flatten the curve, so we can all get back to a sense of normalcy.
If you'd like to order some food or have it delivered to your home you can call the restaurant at (337) 342-2477 for more.
Cormier also updates the restaurant's daily menu on facebook.