5% Off Curbside Pickup from The Ashford House Restaurant
Winston Market Fully Stocked, Open for Curbside Pickup
By Katie Iannitelli
Mike Winston’s greatest worry is about the employees at The Ashford House restaurant, 7959 W. 159th St., Tinley Park.
“The restaurant is very slow, just like every other restaurant right now. We’re trying the “To Go” route, but that doesn’t do much. Normally on a Sunday we would do 200 tables for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Last Sunday) we had 15 to go orders.”
In an effort to keep as many restaurant employees working as possible, The Ashford House is offering the full carry out menu as well as curbside pickup. For 5% off, mention you read this article in Irish American News.
“The more carry outs I get, the more people I can bring back to (work).”
During the dine-in closure, The Ashford House will keep the same hours as Winston Market: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mike’s other family businesses, Winston Market, next to The Ashford House, and Winston Sausage, opened by his father in 1965 at 4701 W. 63rd St., Chicago, are absorbing some of the restaurant’s losses. Mike attributes this to panicked shoppers wanting to stock up on food at home.
“A normal day we would go through 100 pounds of ground beef. Last week we were doing close to 500 pounds a day.”
But customers should not worry about Winston’s Market running out of supplies, he says.
“We have fresh supplies every day. We’re still getting shipments in from Ireland to keep our stock up. We have a full selection of everyone’s favorites from Ireland, as well as Easter eggs and holiday candy.”
Winston Market continues to be open for walk-in shopping. Alternatively, if you call ahead, they will take your credit card payment by phone and provide curbside pickup.
Through all of this, Mike feels fortunate and is grateful for his customers.
“Don’t feel sorry for me because we’re all in the same boat. I’m luckier than most,” he says. “Just the support we get is heartfelt. Our regular customers are amazing … the community we’re in and the Irish community. They’ve stood by our family for over 50 years.”
For more information, go to https://winstonsmarket.net/irish-market-grocery-tinley-park/ or https://www.facebook.com/winstonsmarket/ or call 708-633-7500.
IRISH AMERICAN NEWS WOULD LIKE TO THANK MIKE WINSTON AND HIS PARENTS (RIP) FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR PAPER SINCE 1995! MUCH APPRECIATED!