DES MOINES, Iowa — We've seen local businesses do different and creative things to keep running during the pandemic.
Local 5 spoke with one local restaurant on how they had to pivot to a new restaurant model.
Local restaurants have had to change the way they do business completely due to the pandemic.
At Harbinger, they decided it was time to open another restaurant, within a restaurant, and they're only selling one item: Korean fried chicken.
It's the only main item on Basic Bird's menu.
Lets break it down.
Harbingers hasn't opened their doors to seating 100 percent just yet.
So they decided to get creative to keep business running by opening up a new menu called Basic Bird.
"We'll keep Basic Bird going until Harbinger can start seating diners the way we feel we were able to before," chef and owner Joe Tripp said. "In the meantime, Basic Bird will be there to help us along the way."
He said a single concept menu makes it easier to control what's going on in his restaurant during the pandemic.
With being one of the only single concept menu restaurants in town, Harbingers Basic Bird is doing well.
"Probably about 50 orders on a weekend," Joe said.
They're actively looking to put Basic Bird in its own location.
"I think this type of thing is going to hit the food scene more as we progress forward," Joe said.
Right now, they are only doing takeout except for on Friday's and Saturday's.