Cash me outside
After break-in, East Austin restaurant goes cashless rather than risk it for the biscuit
Popular Austin eatery Bird Bird Biscuit has decided to go cashless after its Manor Road location was broken into on Wednesday, May 10.
The person who broke into the brick-and-mortar smashed the order window and stole the cash box that had a few hundred dollars in it. With security issues in the area and because a majority of the restaurant's customers already order online, the owners decided to switch to a fully cashless system for a while to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
“We want to just make sure that we don't incentivize if the same person has come in again, we just want them to know, hey, look, we don't have any cash here,” said Brian Batch, co-owner of Bird Bird Biscuit.
Batch explained that it's not just Bird Bird Biscuit that has been broken in to recently. But Batch remains positive after the incident and hopes the person stops breaking into places.
“I hope the person who's going through what they're going through, I hope that they like heal up,” Batch said. “They stop breaking into people's houses like that. That's my real hope.”
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