Several restaurants in the metro Atlanta area have opted to close their dining rooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The CDC and Board of Health are advocating social distancing - while some cities have mandated this policy.
Because of this, some restaurants are altering their strategies and offering curbside pickup or delivery options.
Apron: Located at the Kimpton Overland Hotel in Hapeville, Apron is offering guests complimentary curbside pickup for lunch and dinner service. Apron will be closed daily from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. for additional cleaning in between service. Guests can call ahead at (470) 466-3330 to place their order and Apron will have it ready for car pickup in the hotel’s round about.
Chick-fil-A: The Atlanta-based restaurant is temporarily closing dining room seating to help limit person-to-person contact. Some of their restaurants may only offer service through drive-thrus, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options.
Chopt: The salad restaurant with multiple metro locations said that customers can still order in the restaurant, or online, but the dining room will be closed until further notice.
City of Atlanta: All restaurants in the city have suspended dine-in service due following an executive order from the mayor. Bars will also be closed starting at midnight on Thursday.
City of Brookhaven: All bars and restaurants in the city have suspended dine-in service as the mayor issued a state of emergency for the city on Monday.
City of Dunwoody: All bars and restaurants are only able to offer takeout and delivery, per an emergency ordinance.
Farm Burger: Local Farm Burger locations in the metro, including Buckhead, Decatur, Dunwoody, Grant Park, Midtown Whole Foods Market and Peachtree Corners will be closing their dining rooms starting Wednesday and reduce operating hours to 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Restaurants in Peachtree Corners and inside Whole Foods Market in Midtown Atlanta will close completely until further notice. The others will offer curbside pickup. Guests also have the option to place a to-go order inside or pick up in-store.
Gunshow: The restaurant in Atlanta is closed.
Gusto!: The dining rooms are closed, but the restaurant is still open for to-go options and the drive-thru at its Chamblee location remains open.
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall: Closed until further notice.
McDonalds: In a statement on the massive fast-food company's website, they said that all restaurants are "encouraged to move" to drive-thru, delivery and walk-in take-out and close down all dine-in seating.
Miller Union: Serving curbside pickup in our parking lot from noon to 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17. Guests can place orders one hour in advance of pickup by calling 678.733.8550.
Ponce City Market: All establishments in the popular entertainment district are closed until further notice.
Shake Shack: The burger chain is open for to-go, pick-up and delivery orders only and will not offer dine-in at our U.S. Shacks, they posted on Facebook.
Starbucks: Starbucks will be moving to a “to go” model in all company-owned stores for at least two weeks, they announced this weekend. Customers can still walk up and order at the counter, through the “order ahead” feature in the Starbucks app, via the drive thru and use delivery.
Taco Bell: The fast-food chain is offering drive-thru services only -- and delivery where available.
The Varsity: What'll ya have? The popular restaurant has closed its dining room at all metro Atlanta locations. The location in the city of Atlanta will offer limited counter service.
Wendy's: The fast-food restaurant implemented a restricted service policy across all restaurants in areas that have declared a national emergency, they said. Restaurants are open they will continue to offer carryout, drive-thru and delivery service to customers.
Zaxby's: All locations will serve guests in the drive-thru only.
Zunzi's: The eatery named "Best Sandwich in America" by People has closed its Atlanta location until further notice.
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