Strip club turns into topless food delivery service to stay in business during lockdown
Trying to keep his staff employed during the Coronavirus lockdown, a strip club owner in Portland, Oregon, has created the delivery service Boober Eats.
And it definitely delivers.
After Gov. Kate Brown’s mandate to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the strip club Lucky Devil Lounge was forced to close. However, the new order still allows food establishments to offer take-out or delivery. This was a perfect opportunity for the club’s owner to keep his dancers and the rest of his personnel employed.
Imagine being self-isolated at home, ordering hot-flaming tacos, and having them delivered by two even hotter barely clothed strippers. Wouldn’t that be the most awesome thing you’ve ever dreamed of? Well, now it is absolutely possible, thanks to Boober Eats. What a time to be alive!
The food delivery service in which two beautiful girls will deliver delicious hot meals to your doorstep started out as a joke. The owner Shon Boulden posted his idea on social media just for fun, but people started passionately inquiring about orders. Then Boulden saw potential in his idea and began seriously working on it.
The slogan of Bouden’s innovative delivery service says: “We’re bringing the party to you because you can’t bring it to us.”
Every day from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Boober Eats is offering the full Lucky Devil Lounge’s menu at the same prices as they were in the club. The only additional fee is $30, which is later split between the girls and other members of the staff. The owner admits that his employees are currently working for a little over the minimum wage. However, he managed to keep their jobs, which is truly what matters during the Coronavirus crisis. He shares with The Oregonian:
“If someone wants to give us a couple hundred bucks to go to the coast, we’ll do it as long as the girls are taken care of.”
All topless food delivery dancers are escorted by security guards. And the one rule that strip clubs and the quarantine have in common is still mandatory – no touching the dancers.
People’s response to Boober Eats has been surprisingly positive.
“All the calls, people are just giddy and fun. Sometimes it’s a surprise for someone, sometimes it’s a birthday, sometimes it’s people that are really stoned.”
All jokes aside, the lockdown has been extremely rough on thousands of people and has led to the shattering of many businesses.
Luckily, this club’s owner figured out a creative way to keep his employees working even during the pandemic.
About 25 dancers are involved in the new delivery service. Although they are making less money than they used to while the club was open, they are grateful for at least keeping their jobs. Kiki, one of the exotic dancers in the delivery business shares:
“Losing this job is devastating. For the majority of us, it’s been an almost complete loss of income. I’m here supporting my community and trying to keep maintaining an income flow as best as we can.”
During the club’s temporary shutdown, Boulden is trying his best to employ as many people as possible. The kitchen staff is still cooking orders. Security guards are now driving dancers to deliveries. Bartenders are accepting orders and maintaining social media. They are all working together to keep their jobs and to go through these hard times, at least without worrying about their living costs.