The old saying about necessity being the mother of invention sure is true at this Minnesota bar during our on-going coronavirus outbreak.

When Gov. Walz issued that order that closed all bars and restaurants in Minnesota to dine-in service Tuesday, while it was necessary to try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, it was quite a blow to the hospitality industry and those who work in it.

But leave it to good old ingenuity on the part of a few Minnesotans to come up with a way to still attract take-out customers during this on-going pandemic-- one that's seen hoarding and then shortages of toilet paper at times across the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The crew at the Cambridge Bar and Grill (located just over two hours north of Rochester along Highway 65 in Cambridge, Minnesota) have developed a unique offer: They're giving away a free roll of toilet paper with every take-out order over $25.

According to a post on their Facebook page from Tuesday night, "Any to-go order over $25 gets a FREE roll of toilet paper! Let me tell you does that put a smile on a customer's face! #bestcustomersever #eatlocal #lovecbg" the post says.

What a great idea-- and judging by the many positive comments on their post, it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks so. Well done, Cambridge Bar and Grill! I've never been there, but I might have to stop in next time we're headed up north!

Listen to Curt St. John mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. on Quick Country 96.5
and afternoons from 2 to 6 p.m. on 103.9 The Doc

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