Hands-free NYC dumpling shop is literally giving away the store

The co-owner of the innovative Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is offering an aspiring African American or Latino entrepreneur the chance of a lifetime.
3:47 | 08/06/20

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Our next guest is the director of operations for new York's Brooklyn chop house. He has a brand new restaurant specially designed for our socially distant covid-19 world. Here to tell us about the Brooklyn dumpling shop is Stratis morfogen. Thank you for being with us. Again, as we mentioned you're director of operations for Brooklyn chop house here in new York. You had to make changes to keep your restaurant going during the pandemic. Tell us what they were. We had a striving business. Come March we didn't have a business at all. What we started to do at that point is look at how we could improve operations from down to the menus to the guest experience. What we did from the beginning is we started creating social dividers which are now pretty common. We converted a metal detector and turned it into a giant thermometer. It's against hospitality nature to put a thermometer to your forehead. Now you walk through the entrance and your temperature is taken. Where the city said we needed 12 steps, we created 40 steps at Brooklyn chop house. You're opening this brand new restaurant called Brooklyn dumpling shop. Tell us about this concept and how this is the way of the future. I thought it was an excellent opportunity to bring the automat back into the restaurant and quick service and fast casual like we're doing at Brooklyn dumpling shop. Basically what we've done is everything is controlled from your phone. You place the order. We get you -- you agree on a time. When you agree on a time, say it's 1:30 for example, you'll receive a barcode. As you walk into the restaurant you scan your phone, the walker open. The red lockers are 102 degrees carrying warm food. The blue locker is 38 degrees with your cold food or beverages. Once you remove your product from your lockers, it gets hit with a uv light and we start over. There's no interaction with our staff. We've been watching the animated graphics there to get an idea what it is. I also understand you have an exciting announcement you want to make today. We wanted to give back. We're going to give away a Brooklyn dumpling shop to a latinx or a black entrepreneur. You have to have five years experience in the culinary field or two-year culinary education. We're going to give a shop away to one of the contestants that applies on our website. Together with pg construction, they donated over $150,000 to make this dream a reality. That's incredible. So what do they do if they're listening and they want to take part or get the opportunity to try and compete for this? What do our viewers do? Go to brooklyndumplingshop.com. You fill out an application. We'll pick three finalists after labor day. They'll do three weeks with us at the flag ship opening on the lower east side. After the three-week boot camp is done, we'll pick the winner and hand over keys to the new location. We're really excited about that. That is really giving back at a very high level. That's a high level of excitement. I would agree with you. Thank you so much. Thank you for all you're doing. We appreciate that and your time today.

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