Exotic dancers who were forced out of work following the coronavirus pandemic are now delivering food door to door under the name 'Boober Eats.'
Like other bars and restaurants across the United States, the Lucky Devil Lounge in Portland had no choice but to shut its doors for the public in a bid to help stop the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
However, under the mandate enforced by state authorities, dining establishments can still offer take-out orders or deliveries.
And what started as a joke about turning a street club business into a food delivery service has now become the real thing.
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Explaining the concept, Shon Boulden, the owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge strip club, said:
"I originally did it at first as a joke, and it got 150 shares on Facebook—like nothing we've ever had before. So I was like, 'Well s**t, why don't we just try to do this?'"
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From 7 pm to 1 am, customers can order any meal they like from the Lucky Devil Lounge, with favorite dishes, including steak bites, chicken fingers, and mini corndogs.
The average delivery rates are $30, but this varies depending on how far a person lives from the club.
The meals delivered by the club looks exactly like the kind of filling, tummy-warming stuff we all need right now.
Shon's new venture means he's able to keep his staff in a job, with security now driving dancers around, dancers delivering the food, and bartenders answering phone calls and updating the club's social media pages.
Speaking to The Oregonian, Shon said:
"We are now a food delivery service that provides customers with food with a side of boobs. Try not to laugh, I know."
"So, this originally started as kind of a joke. We had to shut down, and I said, 'We're gonna try and keep the kitchen open and deliver dancers to your door, topless, and we're gonna call it 'Boober.'"
"The feedback just started going crazy, people were asking if we could send their favorite dancers and if we delivered to Vancouver, Salem, Gresham, Hillsborough, and I just asked everybody, 'Hey, do you wanna try and do this?' and everyone was like, 'Yes.'"
"We're keeping our prices the same. The only thing we're charging is a $30 service fee for the two girls. We're splitting that between the two dancers and the security. Everyone is making just over minimum wage."