Thanks to our customers |

Thanks to our customers

Dear Editor:

During these difficult economic times, we are constantly reminded that the amount of discretionary income available for our enjoyment is severely limited. I know I work harder for far less money. Where I spend my money is determined by quality and value, not by convenience.

The economic winter continues and there is no guarantee that “spring” will arrive anytime soon. In our valley, numerous businesses have already closed and more are certain to follow. As with any business, you, the customer enables businesses to continue operations. Some businesses have scaled back in production and staff. Some have found lower rent and some have discovered lesser expensive supplies and materials.

Restaurants have a difficult time scaling back. They certainly can become more efficient with scheduling and waste. But, we cannot reduce the quality of our fare and maintain our reputation. Food prices have continued to rise despite the recession. We cannot move our location. Contrary to popular belief, success in the restaurant business is measured in pennies.

But, we remain optimistic. Our staff continues to keep their upbeat disposition and friendly smiles. Our food quality has only improved. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail and everything we do to create a pleasant, healthful and safe environment. This is who we are. We are truly at your service.

As it should be with all businesses, the customer chooses whether we remain open or close the door. We hope that we are your place of choice.

Claude and Sue Van Horton

Russets Restaurant, Carbondale

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