Chick-fil-A Temporarily Shutters Dining Areas

    Off-premises business will still be available.

    Chick-fil-A

    Restaurants around the country are trying to encourage social distancing.

    Chick-fil-A, which has more than 2,300 restaurants, announced Sunday that it will temporarily close its dining area amid coronavirus concerns. 

    The restaurant said on its website that some locations may offer drive-thru service, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery, or mobile order options. 

    Starbucks announced a similar measure, moving toward a to-go-only model for at least two weeks. 

    Taco Bell CEO Marking said in a letter that his brand was prepared to close dining areas and that its “equipping our restaurants to serve our guests via drive-thru and delivery only, where necessary.” 

    In a video released Monday, McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski said that managing directors are working closely with operator leadership to make the decisions most appropriate for their situations. 

    “I’ve reiterated that managing directors in each market, along with operator leadership are empowered to make the necessary decisions to protect their people and our business,” Kempczinski said in the video. 

    Just Salad, which has 50 stores, announced that it’s closing dining areas and shifting to digital ordering. The brand is also waiving delivery fees through orders on its app and website. Halo Burger also announced that its closing dining areas in all eight of its locations.