TIFTON — Restaurant dining has been greatly affected by COVID-19, with many corporate chains changing their business models.
Several of Tifton’s chains have closed dine-in eating during the coronavirus pandemic. Known changes are listed below:
Applebee’s as of Thursday has not closed dine-in, but stated it is increasing the frequency of cleaning. To-go and delivery are available.
Arby’s has suspended dine-in service “in all of our company-owned restaurants and the majority of franchisee restaurants.” Drive-thrus will remain open and delivery options are available.
Bojangles’ has switched to drive-thru, takeout and delivery. The chain has temporarily closed all of its dine-in facilities.
Buffalo Wild Wings appears to have switched to takeout and delivery only, per a tweet from the corporation’s official account.
Burger King has not announced any closure of dine-in facilities, but a recent press release said the chain is increasing the frequency of its cleanings. On Twitter, Burger King is encouraging its customers to order through drive-thru and pick-up and, in a video, is promoting contactless pick-up, drive-through and payment going on at the restaurants.
Captain D’s has also not announced any dine-in closures. A press release from its CEO stated Captain D’s locations “have heightened their already rigorous cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for our guests and team members.”
Checkers has announced no changes on its website or Twitter, but has been promoting its delivery option on the latter.
Chick-fil-A was one of the first chains to announce it was closing dine-in at all of its restaurants. Most franchises will only offer drive-thru, takeout or delivery options.
Chili’s has not made any COVID-19 statements regarding dine-in availability. The chain is currently offering free delivery on top of its curbside and pick-up options.
Cracker Barrel has made no announcements regarding closure of its dining areas on its website or Twitter. The restaurants do have a to-go option for ordering.
Dairy Queen is letting each individual franchise determine whether to close dine-in and outdoor eating areas, but strongly encouraged them to do so in a release on its website. In the same release, Dairy Queen asked restaurants to “focus on offering drive-thru, takeout and delivery services, where available.”
Domino’s Pizza remains open for carryout and delivery. Contactless delivery is available upon request.
Firehouse has closed dine-in. Ordering at the counter for carry out, online ordering and delivery remain available. In addition, Firehouse has suspended “[h]igh-touch services, such as our hot sauce bar.”
Golden Corral’s website states that some areas may vary in operating hours or dining room seating. The chain advises attendees to call their restaurant in advance. To-go and delivery options are available
Hardee’s announced Tuesday it was “shifting to a drive-thru and to-go only model across our corporate-owned restaurants.” Through the end of March, Hardee’s has free delivery if ordering through Uber Eats or Doordash, the latter with the code HARDEESDELIVERY.
Jersey Mike’s has closed dine-in. Takeout and delivery remain available.
Jimmy John’s did not mention closing dine-in in a recent release. The company’s official Twitter encouraged people to stay at home March 16, even offering to leave delivery at the door with no contact involved.
Kentucky Fried Chicken closed dine-in on March 18, though customers can still enter for carryout and to-go. Drive-thru remains open, as does delivery. KFC is offering free delivery through April 26 on kfc.com.
Krystal switched to delivery and drive-thru only on Thursday and also adjusted operating hours to 6 a.m.-midnight.
Little Caesars is offering no-contact ordering options, on delivery and driive-thru.
Logan’s Roadhouse temporarily closed all of its corporate restaurants as of Wednesday.
LongHorn Steakhouse is part of the Darden Restaurants chain and closed dine-in at its locations on Friday. LongHorn Steakhouse is providing curbside To Go service. Beer and wine can also be ordered at select locations.
Marco’s Pizza is open for carryout and delivery, with contactless delivery upon request. A statement on the company’s website said the chain is prepared to “modify operations where needed.”
McDonald’s has closed dine-in, though walk-in take-out and drive-thru are available, as well as a delivery option.
Olive Garden is part of the Darden Restaurants chain and closed dine-in at its locations on Friday. Olive Garden is offering free delivery for orders over $40 (fees waived), and ToGo made with online ordering, payment and carside pick-up. Beer and wine is also available to order in select locations.
Panera Bread closed dine-in in its restaurants on Wednesday. To-go, delivery and drive-thru options are still available. Panera Bread delivery will be contactless.
Papa John’s made a statement on March 13 that it has increased cleaning and equipping drivers with sanitation kits.
Pizza Hut made no official statement on its website, but a graphic on its main page advertised it being open for delivery or carryout. Contactless delivery is available upon request.
Red Lobster has announced it is shuttering dine-in for the present. Pick-up and delivery continued to be available with a limited menu.
Ruby Tuesday has made no announcements on its website, Facebook or Twitter regarding the availability of dining options. The chain does offer to-go and delivery, with free delivery through the end of April.
Sonic has no dine-in facilities and promoted contactless ordering through its mobile app and delivery services.
Starbucks is has suspended dine-in at all American and Canadian locations through at least March 29. Ordering at the counter remains available, as does drive-thru.
Steak ’n Shake is suspending dine-in and has move to drive-thru, online ordering/carryout and delivery only.
Subway’s Twitter account indicates that only takeout and delivery options are available at its restaurants.
Surcheros continues to operate a dining room. To-go is also available.
Taco Bell: As of March 15, the restaurant is operating as a drive-thru, with carry-out ongoing where permitted.
Waffle House has made no corporate announcements about the shuttering of dine-in eating, but does offer a map of what locations are still open. To-go and carryout remain open at all restaurants.
Wendy’s has restricted its services and are open only for “takeout, pickup, drive-thru and delivery service,” according to a release from President and CEO Todd Penegor.
Zaxby’s switched to drive-thru only as of March 17.