Coronavirus: See’s Candies reopens sweet kitchens

Whereas See’s Candies might have shuttered its doorways for Easter and Mom’s Day, the chocolate confectioner might be again in manufacturing this vacation weekend.

Pat Egan, See’s president and chief government, emailed patrons at the moment sharing that the 99-year-old firm lately reopened its San Francisco and Los Angeles sweet kitchens.

“Whereas this implies we at the moment are in a position to safely make our candies, you possibly can nearly say we’re ranging from scratch,” Egan mentioned in an announcement.

Egan famous that the whole See’s collection of candies wouldn’t instantly be made accessible because the firm would “slowly reopen” however assured prospects that no objects might be discontinued.

“We might not have the whole lot in inventory, however it is a nice time to strive a brand new taste and discover our assortment,” Egan mentioned.

Together with on-line gross sales, See’s might be providing contact-free pickup at sure shops, together with in Anaheim, Lengthy Seaside, Reseda, South Pasadena and Torrance. Clients can go to to seek out the closest location.

Egan mentioned he expects this service to extend to extra shops sooner or later.

“We recognize your endurance as we restart this grand enterprise so we are able to serve you even higher within the years to come back,” he mentioned.

See’s initially shut down over coronavirus concerns in March for less than the second time in its historical past, and the primary since World Warfare II.

Egan didn’t point out within the e-mail what security precautions the corporate has taken because the shutdown that allowed for a reopening.

A name and e-mail to See’s weren’t instantly returned.

Egan did word, “As a result of we gained’t reduce corners, and since our workers are like household, we meticulously labored by means of each step within the course of to ensure we’re protected earlier than we’ll re-initiate manufacturing or open outlets.”

The primary See’s retailer was opened in Los Angeles in 1921 by husband and wife Charles and Florence See and Charles’ mother, Mary. All three have been Canadian immigrants.

Mary and Charles initially moved to Pasadena in 1919.