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All Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants in Georgia are reopening dining rooms on Monday, April 27, the chain mid-Friday announced in a press release.
That includes the Chamblee, Decatur, Roswell, and Smyrna outposts, with daily hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In addition to following the state’s 39 guidelines for reopening, Bad Daddy’s has expanded and added the following “requirements” to how it will operate its open dining rooms:
- Bad Daddy’s will follow all guidelines & recommendations from the local, state, & federal governments as well as the CDC.
- Prior to reopening a dining room, Bad Daddy’s will perform an intense and thorough cleaning & sanitizing of the entire restaurant.
- Bad Daddy’s will regularly disinfect all surfaces and will sanitize every table after every guest departs.
- Managers & staff will be required to wear masks & gloves, which will be provided by Bad Daddy’s.
- All staff will receive a health screening prior to returning to work and before every shift.
- Bad Daddy’s will rearrange its dining areas and all seating areas to achieve and maintain the 6-feet social distancing guidelines. Bad Daddy’s will also mark its floors with tape to clearly show guests where to stand when waiting. The tape on the floor also applies to the lobby, bar & restrooms.
- All tables will have a max of 6 guests at a time.
- All menus will be single-use only.
- All caddies, paper towels, and condiments will be removed from all tables. Bad Daddy’s will bring out sanitized salt & pepper shakers as well as single-use mustard & ketchup upon request. Wrapped straws will also be provided upon request.
- Pens used for signing credit card receipts will be sanitized after every use.
Bad Daddy’s is the latest restaurant taking up the Governor’s offer to reopen next week as COVID-19 cases continue to increase daily (click here for coverage from The New York Times).
The Original Hotdog Factory, Escobar Restaurant, and Waffle House announced intentions to reopen earlier this week, while a massive chuck of Atlanta’s eateries are staying closed until further notice.
If you’re a restauranteur planning to reopen for dine-in service as early as Monday or in the near future, or if you’re an Atlantan that knows of a planned reopening, please email us!
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]