It’s been a Tale of Two Seasons at Angela’s Takeaway Food Company at 45 Broadway in Tillsonburg.
“The first year was really, really hard – incredibly hard,” said owner and chef Chad Richichi, who opened his takeout restaurant in April 2019. “If it wasn’t for us doing the food for Sammy Krenshaw’s – and the help of Sammy Krenshaw’s – we wouldn’t have made it.”
The challenge, he said, has been getting their name out into the public.
Angela’s second year was directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – but not in a negative way. When restaurants were limited to takeout or pick-up service, Angela’s discovered its groove.
“Everything closed and my fridge was full,” said Richichi. “And the next day was a landslide. I remember I was supposed to do (Thursday) Wing Night for Sammy’s. We went through those – it was six cases that night. I’ve never seen anything like it – and everything else on my menu. It was the biggest single night that I’ve ever had. It was unreal.