Strip Club Turns Into Food Delivery Service Called ‘Boober Eats’ Amid COVID-19 Crisis

by Gizel Menezes
Strip Club Turns Into Food Delivery Service Called ‘Boober Eats’ Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In an attempt to keep his staff employed during this coronavirus crisis, a strip club owner in Portland, Oregon, found an ingenious way to keep his business running. He reinvented his business model and turned it into a food delivery service called Boober Eats – where food and drinks are served with a side of boobs.

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The Idea Of Turning The Strip Club Into A Food Delivery Service Started Off As A Joke

Following the shutdown of all non-essential businesses in Oregon, restaurants and bars were allowed to operate only on a delivery and takeout basis. That is when Shon Boulden, owner of the Lucky Devil Lounge, thought of the idea, which he shared on social media initially as a joke.

But what started off as a joke turned into a legitimate business model when people started to ask for details on the service. And that is how Boober Eats took shape. The service brings food and drinks straight to the customer’s door, delivered by strippers clad in booty shorts and nipple pasties – true to the brand’s name.

Boober Eats delivers the club’s full menu along with alcoholic drinks like ginger beer and Red Bull. However, a delivery fee of $30 is also added, depending on the customer’s distance from Lucky Devil Lounge. A generous tip is also welcome. “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.

Maintaining all the rules of social distancing, dancers are escorted with a bodyguard, not just to ensure their safety but to also be sure that potentially COVID-19-infected customers don’t try anything inappropriate with the women. Boulden has also provided his staff with face masks, disposable gloves, and sanitizing wipes.

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The Pandemic Has Largely Affected The Income Of These Dancers

However, for most of the dancers, the coronavirus crisis has come with a huge loss of income. From making hundreds of dollars a night, they’re just earning over minimum wages. Because they’re considered independent contractors rather than employees, they are not eligible for unemployment benefits.

Boulden says that he is doing his best to keep all of his employees working and keep the show running – with cooks in the kitchen, dancers making door-to-door deliveries, bouncers escorting these deliveries and bartenders taking phone orders. Well, Uber Eats, you’ve definitely got yourself some tough competition out there!

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