As local restaurants struggle to survive and compete with chains and third-party food ordering sites, a Mexican restaurant in Queens is standing out by offering a drag show with every order over $50.
Drag queens are regular performers at Fresco Cantina, where their shows contributed to the fun atmosphere at the restaurant — so much so that when shelter-in-place was implemented, the owners decided if the customers couldn’t come to see the show, then the show would come to them.
They coined it a “drag-livery” service.
“This was like a crazy idea that we just thought of… and the response was amazing,” owner Brian Martinez told NBC New York. “We have people calling from all over, from Brooklyn, from Harlem, from Forrest Hills asking for the service.”
Customers who place orders $50 or more will be treated to more than just burritos and chips. A select drag performer will come — wearing face masks and gloves, of course — and perform a personal lip sync show.
The restaurant owners hope the experience will keep business alive and on track until quarantine is over. Plus, it gives drag queens extra income to perform too.
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