It’s awesome to see food outlets, popping up all over town passionate about serving good…
It may just be the only tour you experience in 2020—and it’ll certainly be the most delicious.
While physical distancing and hospitality limitations prevent you from pulling up a seat inside Lazy Su’s neon-lit interiors, they’ve decided to bring the party to you.
To fuel Canberran’s lockdown desires, Lazy Su is going ‘on tour’—offering free delivery to a different area of Canberra each Wednesday for six weeks.
“We weren’t able to logistically offer delivery all around Canberra so have just been doing pickup and takeaway,” explains Lazy Su Co-Owner Jared Calnan.
“We wanted to offer delivery in a different way that worked for us and also wanted to showcase each area of Canberra and share the love. The feedback so far has been very positive.”
With the first stop of Belconnen already sold out, I’d say that’s an understatement. So who else will feel the love on this tour?
Woden, Gungahlin, Molongo Valley/Western Creek, Inner North + Inner South, Tuggeranong and yes, even Queanbeyan will get their night, with each evening’s menu available to pre-order from the Thursday before.
Like all hospitality businesses, Lazy Su faced an uphill battle when it came to flipping their business model seemingly overnight. But once they found their groove it wasn’t all bad news.
“There were definitely some lows to begin with as we tried to navigate our way around completely changing our business model and how it would look and whether anyone would order from us,” says Jared.
“However, as soon as we launched our online ordering we were overwhelmed with orders. It’s actually been really fun having to completely rethink our business and focus just on takeaway—something we have never been able to logistically offer.”
“Now we are used to it and it’s going to be weird when we are eventually able to open again to have people sit inside the restaurant.”
For the Lazy Su team it’s about spreading the love beyond Braddon, with Jared adding that they’re open to the idea of multiple delivery ‘tours’ should the model prove successful.
“Obviously depends on how long the current COVID restrictions last and what the future holds, but we are open to doing anything that we can to keep our customers happy and offer a better service wherever or however possible.”
With a minimum spend of $40 needed to place an order for the tour, the only question will be—how many Wagyu Cheesesteak Springrolls?
What: Lazy Su on Tour—free delivery to various areas of Canberra across six weeks
When: Click here for full dates
Where: Click here for full locations
Cost: Minimum $40 spend, free delivery. Limited number of orders available
More information: lazy-su.com.au/ontour
Feature image: Ashley St George