Manifesto Markets will reopen for dining-in experiences, two long months after its original opening date due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Following a ghost kitchen model, takeaway, and unique delivery aimed to substitute some level of the market’s normal operations for the past two months, people will finally be able to relax and enjoy freshly cooked meals and draught beer.
“It’s a first step into better times after the heavy, once-in-a-century crisis threatening Manifesto’s existence,” states Manifesto’s Founder Martin Barry who mobilized creativity and innovative projects to allow the markets and their vendors to overcome the shock. “After two months of isolation, we can be a place for people to get together safely in an open-air environment to have some fun, some food and lots of drinks while respecting a few necessary limitations.” Now is also the moment when Manifesto’s cashless operations show its biggest advantage – hygiene.
Safe relish, with horse length distance
“We can tell Czech people are very disciplined and they have learnt the routine of how to protect themselves and others. But the desire is in the air to get back to social life and reconvene the life that has been paused for over two months. We can’t wait to put our chairs back and become a pleasant place to spend time together. We’ve already been following enhanced hygiene protocols and taking the temperature of all employees who enter the market. Those measures will continue in the future,” Martin Barry describes. Moreover, hygiene was one of the main reasons we decided to be a fully cashless environment.
The operational updates focus now on distancing between customers – Manifesto uses the unit of a horse length to help people visualize the rule – and the layout will increase gaps between the tables to meet the 1,5 m mandatory distance.
Manifesto installed disinfectant dispensers across its markets back in March as well as informative posters and carried out several trainings for the crews. Dining-in and off-premises will co-exist after the reopening. People have a different threshold of defining their comfort zone and they will be able to order meals from Manifesto to their homes.
Until now, Manifesto has been offering one-of-a-kind bundled delivery and takeaway as life-saving solutions for the vendors under its umbrella. The market observes people reaching out and being curious and impatient about the full reopening.
Manifesto will continue to offer its bundled delivery with menus from up to 14 restaurants being delivered within one swipe and one courier. Delivery was available from Manifesto Florenc while Manifesto Smichov remained completely closed during the crisis. The Smichov district community will finally see the gates open on May 7 for takeaway only, and on May 11th for seating. Manifesto is partnering on both locations with Pilsner Urquell brewery and Vinohradsky Pivovar this year.
- Manifesto Florenc and Manifesto Smíchov will be open daily 11-22
- Manifesto Delivery and takeaway will continue to be available
- Manifesto is cashless. Dogs on leash are welcome
- Info, updates, opening times: manifestomarket.com