Pearland's Dream Dinners sees positive feedback for curbside pickup

Dream Dinners is now exclusively offering 'Made For You' meals with curbside pick up. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Dream Dinners is now exclusively offering 'Made For You' meals with curbside pick up. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Dream Dinners is now exclusively offering 'Made For You' meals with curbside pick up. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Dream Dinners in Pearland is one of many restaurants across the country that has made the move to curbside orders to follow COVID-19 safety precautions.



During normal operations, Dream Dinners allows customers to prep their own meals and leave with several pre-made lunches and dinners. Owner Tania Monroy describes it as taking away the shopping, chopping and cleanup aspects of making dinner.



Moving entirely to pickup orders was a fairly large change, Monroy said.



“Now that we’re a month into it, I think we’ve learned how to make things more efficient and are starting to hit a stride,” she said.



Now, when a customer places an order, it is prepared by restaurant staff and handed off during certain designated curbside pickup times.



“We’ve always offered a ‘Made For You’ service where we make the meals to be picked up, but typically 70% of our guests liked to come in and do their own assembly,” Monroy said. “We went completely to ‘Made For You’ in the last week of March.”



Monroy said the feedback she’s gotten has been positive, with guests grateful they are able to get dinner for their families without having to wait in line at the grocery store.



“I think some guests are missing being able to come in and do the assembly, but that also might be a general feeling we’re all going through,” Monroy said. “It’s difficult now but I know we’ll all come out of this in a better light some time in the future.”