Flying Saucer among small businesses taking a hit due to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 5:34 AM, Apr 05, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Under both the Metro Nashville mayor and governor's Executive Orders, you can still buy food from restaurants, but you cannot dine in.

Many locally-owned restaurants have tried to make it work to keep their employees working. Unfortunately, the pandemic has been too much for some small businesses to stay open.

The Flying Saucer management team implemented curb-side up and used food delivery apps to stay open. However, they say that still wasn’t enough the keep the doors open.

"It’s been a challenge to learn this whole new curve," said Kacee Funk, Flying Saucer general manager. “We are learning a whole new way of doing things, but it’s been great. We’ve had a lot of little beer nerd and supporters who have been coming in."

Funk, posted an update on the business’ social media saying they will be temporarily closing Sunday, April 5. The restaurant will be doing a liquidation sale to get rid of as much food and drinks as they can before that happens. The goal is to not waste their food or beer. Funk is doing what it takes to make sure the business is able to come back after this pandemic.

"We wanted to make sure that we were going to be able to reopen, that we didn’t dig ourselves in a hole, and we were going to be able to hire our staff back and provide Nashville with the Flying Saucer we always had‪," Funk said.‬

For more information on the Flying Saucer's liquidation sale, visit the restaurant's Facebook page.

They plan to reopen as soon as COVID-19 clears.