Coronavirus Community Help
By Matt Button / The Aegis/Baltimore Sun Media
With the coronavirus keeping people in their homes now, Cowboy Eats food truck chef and owner Randy Reinecke has started taking orders online for neighborhoods, setting up his truck in the neighborhood and delivering orders to residents at their homes.
The coronavirus pandemic and the stay-at-home orders have led local businesses to tap their creativity and find new ways to serve customers. Local restaurants have adapted by offering carryout or delivery only.
Randy Reinecke, owner of the Cowboy Eats food truck, came up with a way to continue to operate as food truck in these conditions. After discussing options with his team, he decided to use the power of social media and offer a slightly specialized service by taking his big yellow truck to neighborhoods and deliver orders directly to customers’ doorstep.
“I get a point of contact in the neighborhood and that person helps get the orders, a $400 minimum for the neighborhood. They get them to me, [and] we will fill and deliver to the customer’s door fresh from a minute down the street,” Reinecke explained while standing at the back inside his yellow truck with his stations prepped and ready for the batch of orders on the line.
“It’s going pretty well so far. I’m just glad we’re considered essential so we can keep doing this for people.”
A longtime volunteer firefighter in Harford County, he knows about handling difficult situations.
“With what I did in the fire department and really anybody that volunteers, it’s in you to do things that you can do to help anybody,” he said.