Starbeam Restuarant will be re-opening for TAKE OUT ONLY this Friday, May 1

Discussion in 'Starbeam Restaurant' started by Cent, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Cent


    Starbeam Restuarant will be re-opening for TAKE OUT ONLY this Friday, May 1 2020. To order call 044-519-629.

    Same menu as before we closed, which we will post here before we open Friday for our customers to see and order from.

    Our hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    We will still be closing every Wednesday as usual.

    Last orders must be called in by 7:30 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Due to the curfew we want out customers to be safely home by curfew time.

    We hope to see you all safe and healthy when we open again this Friday morning. Come and get your favorite Starbeam foods, both Thai and Western dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menu served all day.

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  2. Cent


    Starbeam Restaurant is now open as of today for Take Out orders only.

    We do not use Food Panda, but if you ask your Thai significant other there are 3 Thai delivery services that our Thai customers use instead that they seem happier with. The problem with Food Panda is their services are expensive for both the restaurant and the run on cost to the customers. So it is either come and take away, or use these other Thai delivery services the Thais all use in Surin. I will try to get the url links to these other delivery services and post them here. The majority of our customers these days are Thais and their families and friends.
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  3. Rice

    Rice Surin Founding Father

    Did you actually get around to those renovations you wanted to do @Cent ?
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  4. Cent


    All set, Rice. Took a bit over two weeks daily to get it all done. Looks good and a lot of new area opened up for them to work more efficiently and comfortably.
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  5. Cent


    The Prime Minister is still being very strict about dine in restaurants with air con. We have had a few people who have come in and thought they could sit and eat at Starbeam's Restaurant. We cannot let people sit down and eat as of yet (as the sign says in English and Thai on our front entrance). The fines for a place like ours for doing so are VERY stiff. We would love to have this different if it was safe to do so.

    We ask that you call ahead for our TAKE AWAY foods so it will be ready for you to pick up when you arrive. We will let everyone know when we are allowed to let customers dine in in our restaurant. Until then we are strictly observing the government restrictions, for your safety, and ours as well.

    We hope you all can understand our position. Not only are the fines imposed by the government large (tens of thousands of baht), but they can also close our restaurant down 'indefinitely' if we are caught breaking the rules.

    Until then please be patient, and stay safe and healthy.
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  6. Cent


    Xinhua News Agency
    May 13, 2020 10:00 am
    PM Prayut Chan-o-cha visits a charity event on May 12, 2020.

    BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reconfirmed on Tuesday health safety measures will be continually given higher priorities in face of the global pandemic than social and economic ones.

    Asked how soon emergency rule and curfew could be lifted, the prime minister, who concurrently acts as head of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), said the government will continue to put the health safety measures above the social economic relief measures to which the sustained emergency rule and curfew may be considered as obstacles.

    Prayut made his comments in response to news reports that he had ordered the National Security Council and the Internal Security Operations Command to conduct an opinion poll to find out whether most people may prefer to see emergency rule and curfew effective beyond the end of this month or not.

    The CCSA will continue to take into account the public health measures to stem the pandemic ahead of the social and economic measures, Prayut said.

    The authorities cannot become reckless about the health safety measures even if the number of newly confirmed cases might come down to zero, he commented.

    Meanwhile, the prime minister said the CCSA is scheduled on the upcoming Friday to consider easing up restrictions under anti-pandemic measures for department stores, shopping malls and other businesses.

    Prayut said the authorities are currently assessing results of the waiver of the ban on relatively small businesses in order to consider how the restrictions to the big businesses will be eased up as well.

    That referred to the reopening of restaurants, food shops, cafes and open-air markets where the seating for customers may only be provided under social distancing rule and the sales of alcoholic beverages at supermarkets, convenience stores and liquor stores.

    Those restaurants and others might be ordered to close again only if they failed to observe the social distancing order among their customers, he said.
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  7. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Dinosaur

    This is the correct mantra at the present time. :innocent:
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  8. CO-CO

    CO-CO Surin Founding Father

    I agree entirely with your sentiment but I can see at some point we will converge at the "sledgehammer to crack a nut" point.

    A sensible, cautious, but balanced approach should work................. nothing is 100% risk free (unless you really want to fuck the economy).

    Thailand has been so, so fortunate and it has an opportunity to rebound more quickly than many countries. The simple fact is that Covid-19 is now VIRTUALLY non-existent in Thailand. Only 161 active cases and nil, or single figure, new cases cropping up from know sources. 50 out 77 provinces have had no reported cases in 28 days + another 9 have never had a case.

    To me, this says it is OK to roll out the recovery stage.

    However, that 'mantra' will be regurgitated at every daily English language briefing video from CCSA. Don't lower your guard, don't become complacent, remain vigilant.

    Had anyone been in Makro, Buriram yesterday you will understand that is bollocks... as is Buriram Healthy lockdown as Nookie will prove with his travels to Pattaya today, Khon Kaen tomorrow and Surin on Friday. I have rarely seen Makro so busy but Robinsons was sparse, as was Immigration (where the IO didn't wear a mask) and Homepro was only place correctly recording contact details for all arriving customers.

    There are more risks crossing the fucking road than there are in a dozen people taking a meal at Starbeams restaurant. Yes, practice sensible social distancing, provide sanitiser, adopt good hygeine practices and record contact details for everyone in the restaurant. For Cent and his customers any risks are minimal - certainly no worse than, say, the risk of food poisoning.

    Just my 2 Cents... Cent
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  9. Cent


    You're right, Coco. But we do what we have to do to stay in the law and keep from having any problems until we can open fully. No sense in causing ourselves any fines or even being closed down for what will likely only be a couple/few more weeks time. We also are located two doors down from the neighborhood pu yai bahn (retired Thai army Sgt - good guy who I get along with very well, but I would hate to put him in an awkward position), who has had numerous government employees stopping in to talk to him about this very thing. Not a problem for us. We do okay with the Take Away food for now, and as you point out it will all be open soon enough I believe.
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