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"Laurier leaves are like bay leaves, but they have a stronger taste. Four laurier leaves are equivalent to eight bay leaves," Veronica said. Van Den Bremt agreed, noting that the Belgian specialties are easy to adapt to the Indonesian market.
"[Our food is] halal because we use beef. If any of them contain beer, we would give a disclaimer on our menu," Michael said.
He added that while business is good, it was not easy. "Government ordnances, such as limited opening hours or limited capacity due to Covid-19 put Chicken Shack at a disadvantage," Van Den Bremt recalled.
"But they greatly improved after the [Yogyakarta provincial administration] allowed restaurants to open until 9 pm."
In the future, Michael and Veronica plan to provide delivery services. "We plan to buy a motorbike to carry out our own delivery service," he said. "This is designed to keep our customers from being charged additional fees for using online delivery."
Chicken Shack might just begin to spread its wings during the pandemic. But once restrictions ease and life starts to get back to normal, the sky is the limit for the business.
(Writer: Yogyakarta Contributor, Wisang Seto Pangaribowo | Editor : Khairina)
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