Strippers staff ‘Boober Eats’ delivery service during coronavirus lockdown
By Hannah Sparks, New York Post
March 23, 2020
Uber Eats has nothing on these hustlers.
In an effort to keep his dancers and kitchen staff employed during the coronavirus lockdown, a strip club owner in Portland, Ore., has created “Boober Eats.” The service brings pub fare, delivered by strippers clad in booty shorts and nipple pasties, straight to the customer’s door.
Shon Boulden, owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge, came up with the ingenious rebrand following Gov. Kate Brown’s mandate to shut down all “non-essential” businesses, which follows the national trend of restaurants and bars remaining open on a delivery and takeout basis only. Boulden tells The Oregonian that the idea began as a joke he’d shared on social media. But when his community began to ask him for details on the service, he realized the business model had real-world potential.
“So, while the rest of Portland was hoarding toilet paper and pasta,” writes local reporter Samantha Swindler, “he bought out one local store’s stock of pasties.”
“All the calls, people are just giddy and fun,” Boulden says. “Sometimes it’s a surprise for someone, sometimes it’s a birthday, sometimes it’s people that are really stoned.”
Uber Eats, which recently waived delivery fees for struggling restaurants, did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment about this enterprising homage to their service.
Boulden tells Willamette Week News that Boober Eats delivers the club’s full menu, including chicken fingers, steak bites and mini corn dogs, at their standard prices. Also available from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: alcoholic drinks, ginger beer and Red Bull. A delivery fee of $30 is also added, depending on the customer’s distance from Lucky Devil Lounge. (A generous tip is also welcomed.)
“If someone wants to give us a couple hundred bucks to go to the coast, we’ll do it as long as the girls are taken care of,” Boulden says.
Dancers arrive escorted by a formidable bodyguard — to ensure their safety, foremost, and also be sure that potentially COVID-19-infected customers don’t try to get handsy with the women. Boulden is also outfitting his staff with face masks, disposable gloves and sanitizing wipes...
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