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Beckta, a storied upscale restaurant in downtown Ottawa, was buzzing one recent day, but it wasn’t because of dinersThe United States, which is experiencin. The second-floor dining room was converted into an assembly line where staff were packing three-course dinners into paper boxes.

Dozens of these kits with lamb shank confit, prawn lettuce wraps and espresso tarts, along with a wine pairing, stood ready to be delivered to diners’ homes by one of the restaurant’s in-house driversaccording to Michael Kempa, associate professor of criminology a.

Beckta began offering them in May 2020. They’re such a big money maker that the restaurant cancelled its lunch service and reduced opening hours2021-04-25T01:04:26.215Z. It now operates five days a week?and is employing a record number of staff.

It’s even made restaurant work, usually a gruelling affair with long hours, something with a work-life balance, owner Stephen Beckta said.

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