Employee Allie Boone serves Onsted resident Tom Brooks his order at the Napoleon Cafe on March 19, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus pandemic. (Mikayla Carter | MLive.com)

JACKSON COUNTY, MI — Napoleon Cafe remains open for car hop service and take-out after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut down dine-in services at all Michigan restaurants this week amid the coronavirus crisis.

For local restaurant co-owner Steve Rose, the order was a shock, and motivation to find a new way to serve his customers.

Customers can now come to the cafe and enjoy a hot meal or homemade piece of pie, brought right to their cars.

Rose and is wife Kris Rose have run the restaurant for over 25 years. When the mandated dine-in closures were announced, Rose said he contemplated shutting down entirely and stay home to care full-time for his wife, who suffers from lung disease, but decided against it.

“I have a responsibility to my staff and my customers,” he said.

The cafe, 6816 W. Brooklyn Road in Napoleon, is known for its Friday night fish fry and its homemade pie. The cafe will be open Monday-Friday 11a.m.-7p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 8a.m.-7p.m.

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Napoleon Cafe in Napoleon, Michigan provides car hop services to customers after the state ordered a shutdown of dine-in restaurant services Monday, March 16, 2020.

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A slice of pie sits in the cooler at the Napoleon Cafe, known for its homemade pies.

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Cafe worker Lindsey Bunch provides Vandercook resident Bruce Arbogast his takeout order at the Napoleon Cafe on March, 20, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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A fresh fish fry container sits on a tray at the Napoleon Cafe on March 20, 2020. The cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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Employee Lindsey Bunch puts on gloves before providing customers with meals at the Napoleon Cafe on March, 20, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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Employee Lindsey Bunch places a tray on the window of a customers car at the Napoleon Cafe on March, 20, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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Employee Allie Boone speaks with Onsted resident Tom Brooks before taking his order at the Napoleon Cafe on March 19, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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Napoleon Cafe in Napoleon, Michigan provides car hop services to customers after the state ordered a shutdown of dine-in restaurant services Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Employee Lindsey Bunch prepares a customer’s bill at the Napoleon Cafe on March, 20, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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Staff members at Napoleon Cafe wear gloves as they prepare food, handle money, and serve customers as a precaution during the coronavirus crisis.

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Employee Lindsey Bunch puts a fresh pie into a take out box at the Napoleon Cafe on March, 20, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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A drawing hangs in the Napoleon Cafe in Napoleon, Michigan on March 20, 2020.

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Employee Lindsey Bunch cuts a piece of pie before serving it to a customer at the Napoleon Cafe on March, 20, 2020. Napoleon Cafe is offering customers car hop service during the coronavirus crisis.

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Homemade pie sits in the cooler at the Napoleon Cafe. The cafe is known for its homemade pies.



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