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Local restaurants hope Lexington Pizza Week draws in customers

Posted at 8:10 PM, Nov 17, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — For many restaurants, 2020 Has been a turbulent year. Locally owned spots continue to rely on the community's support. Lexington Pizza Week is just another event owners are hoping will draw in customers.

The coronavirus has impacted the way restaurants operate. The owner of Mellow Mushroom says everything from their kitchen to interacting with customers has changed.

"Hiring, the ability to get food or alcohol, I mean, it's impacted us greatly," Mellow Mushroom Owner Ryan Miller said.

For the last five years, Lexingtonians have enjoyed several restaurants around town participating in pizza week. Although pizza week this year is unusual, Miller said it's the support from the community his restaurant needs.

"Every restaurant, not just us, is struggling in every way. From getting traffic back inside the restaurants, to go and carry outs. I think every part of it, every facet of our business has changed. We've had to literally relearn who we are, how we operate and how we do things. Everyday it's something different," Miller said.

Miller said the restaurant has already seen an uptick in sales this week.

"So we've got a backyard barbeque pulled pork pizza and then we're also doing a traditional cheese. We have a whole milk mozzarella, that we are doing with a feather shredded cheddar cheese," Miller said.

For just $6, you can enjoy a little slice of heaven.