To our Bakersfield Community, Family & Friends: Shannon here with an update I’ve never wanted to make. We have decided to temporarily cease operations of Sonder Bakersfield Neighborhood Restaurant. Our goal is to safely reopen April 20th, barring any further challenges.
It is with a hopeful heart that we continue our leadership in our beloved industry. At this time, we believe for the safety of everyone — staff and community alike — is to heed the advice of officials to not congregate.
Like many of our respected fellow restauranteurs, we initially planned to shift operations toward curbside and delivery. However, our community has embraced our restaurant as a safe place to gather and share meals together. In recognizing that, we understood curbside and delivery are not practical for us. There are many operators that don’t share that as their experience and their businesses better lend themselves towards safely executing curbside and delivery. It is a very complex and difficult decision to close your business and we respect the decisions other operators in Bakersfield are currently making. We hope you continue to patronize local restaurants offering curbside, takeout, and delivery.
We are closed so we can do our part to flatten the curve but we look forward to using this time productively. We take our leadership role in Bakersfield seriously and will continue to work to be a leader in our community.
We will continue to be here, from our home kitchens, connecting to you through Instagram, Facebook, live virtual Q&As, and more. Over the next month we look forward to discussing with you how we’re seeking support, utilizing out-of-shop time, and all Sonder updates.
However, our largest priority now is our staff. We’re currently working hard to make sure they’re receiving all the resources they need to support their families in this unprecedented time. Our staff, the incredible people who have made Sonder something great, are in need right now. We want to make sure we’re focusing on them first.
Stay safe and we will be in touch soon.
As always, Be Good 2 People 4 No Reason and Make Good Choices!
All our love,
Shannon and the Sonder Squad.
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Our homemade fare inspired from the travels of friends and family. Featuring our signature bruschetta, sandwiches, salads, dinner entrées and more. View Menu
Our drink menu offers a sesonal selection of signature craft cocktails curated by Kevin Jones, a fine selection of beers, and a wide variety of excellent wines. View Menu
Our weekend brunch menu will delight you with contemporary takes on breakfast classics as well as special brunch cocktails. View Menu
A selection of our menu favorites and coursed dinners, available for office lunches, family parties, corporate events, and more. View Menu
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