Sunday Brunch host and restaurant owner Simon Rimmer, 57, took to Twitter to tell fans he was “humbled” after a generous customer told his staff to keep her change during troubled times for business owners. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, businesses across the country have been struggling financially due to new rules affecting their regular custom.
In an emotional post, the chef expressed his concerns about businesses surviving through the tough time.
Taking to Twitter in view of his 270,000 followers, he thanked customers for their continuous support as he discussed his fears for the future.
He wrote: “Last 2 days have been the darkest I’ve felt since this began. @greensveggie.
“@simoncgreens and I have felt desperate and scared for the future.”
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Many of Simon’s followers flocked to his post to send their support.
One user wrote: “Hang in there fella, it’s a s**tstorm that we will navigate, no other options.
“Your strong, you have a fantastic product and great people, also pals who are thinking of you. X.”(sic)
A second commented: “Keep the faith Simon. We’re a tough bunch in this industry who don’t give up easily and the support I’ve had from customers has blown me away this year.
“There are some great people out there.”
In response to another fan, Simon admitted he wasn’t hopeful about the future.
He wrote: “I’m not licking my wounds, I’m genuinely not sure if business will survive.”
The chef owns multiple restaurants across the UK and in Dubai, including his popular Greens Restaurant.
The vegetarian restaurant has been operating a click and collect and delivery service during the second lockdown.