Though Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s loosened health mandates allow restaurants to open for dine-in service today, not many are immediately jumping on the opportunity. The allowance comes with a sheaf of regulations that some restaurants are finding challenging to meet.
Restaurant capacity has to be reduced to allow for social distancing. Only household members are allowed to sit at a table together and must be separated by 10 feet from other occupied tables.
Big Daddy’s Pizza on K-Beach Road switched to take-out and delivery orders only on March 18. Jake Perry works at Big Daddy’s. He said they’re revamping to allow customers to place and pick up orders inside if they would like, including a single slice to go, but they’re holding off on dine-in due to their small space.
“Everyone’s kind of on the fence about what’s going on, everyone feels a little bit one side or the other. But we’re trying to do our best chance at not only protecting the community but protecting ourselves,” Perry said.