A Strip Club was Forced to Close Because of the Virus. So Now the Strippers Deliver Food

Would you like fries with that?

There’s no escaping the coronavirus. Businesses across the world have been forced to shut down following government orders in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

That includes the Lucky Devil Lounge, a strip club located in Portland, Oregon.

According to Oregon Live, the digital platform of local news outfit The Oregonian, club owner Shon Boulden started the food delivery service initially as a joke after the Lucky Devil Lounge was shut down.

But after he started getting serious inquiries from people, he realized the idea’s potential.

He named the new business Boober Eats.

It basically works like any food delivery service: customers can call up the club, order what they like and the food would be delivered to their doorstep. The only difference is that the delivery girls are a pair of women wearing booty shorts and pasties. 

The foodincluding popular orders like chicken fingers, steak bites and mini corndogsis priced the same as when you order in the club. Boober Eats only tacks on a minimum of $30 delivery charge, which can be more depending on how far away the delivery address is.

Customers are reminded, however, of one very important rule: just as how it is in the strip club, they are not allowed to touch the dancers. Of course, in the age of COVID-19, that rule is doubly important.

According to Boulden, the new business is helping keep all his staff employed—the security guards double as drivers in addition to keeping an eye out for the dancers; the bartenders are manning the phones and taking orders, as well as helping out with social media; and, of course, the kitchen staff are busy cooking the food.

Although the dancers’ income took a hit because of the temporary closure of the business, many of them are grateful that they are at least still earning money.

“Losing this job is devastating,” one of the dancers named Kiki told Oregon Live. She started her first Boober shift last Friday. “For the majority of us, it’s been an almost complete loss of income. I’m here supporting my community and trying to keep maintaining an income flow as best as we can.”

Watch a video feature of the service here: (Warning: adult themes)

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