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Alpenglobes are ‘lifesaver’ for Midway restaurant

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 20:02:29-05

MIDWAY, Utah — The pandemic has been extremely difficult on the restaurant and bar industry in Utah. Many restaurants are trying to find new ways to stay open and keep business coming in.

The owner of Café Galleria in Midway decided to try something different and designed Alpenglobes.

“We wanted to create something that was special, that not only provided a quick solution but an experience,” said David Quintana, the restaurant's general manager.

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The globes are heated and can accommodate up to eight people. Each globe is decorated and includes blankets to keep extra warm.

The addition of the new outdoor up-scale snow globe style dining experience has created a major boost in business, Quintana said.

“It has been a lifesaver for us. There is no question that we could not have stayed open if it wasn’t for the globes,” he said.

The sight of the globes both in person and on social media has created a buzz. It was worth the month-long wait, Jake Reni said as his family ate lunch Monday afternoon.

“I can’t think of the last time I made a reservation a month in advance. I don’t even do that for Valentine’s Day,” he said.

The demand has been so high, the restaurant is adding two additional Alpenglobes this week. It is $25 to reserve the Alpenglobe for 90 minutes. There are several other restaurants offering snow globe style dining during COVID-19.