Inspire Brands Closes Dining Rooms at Sonic, Arby's, and Jimmy John's

    Industry News | March 16, 2020


    Drive thrus remain open.

    Inspire Brands said Monday it has taken several actions to combat the spread of the coronavirus, including temporarily closing our dining rooms and moving all of our company-owned Arby’s, Jimmy John’s and Sonic restaurants to a “to-go only” model.

    With safety top of mind, the company announced the following:

    Temporarily suspended the option to dine-in at all of its company-owned Arby’s, Jimmy John’s and Sonic restaurants. Drive-thru, take out, and curbside pick-up options remain available subject to local regulations.

    Reinforced robust cleaning standards with more frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces like doors, bathrooms, and ordering areas.

    Increased the accessibility of hand-sanitizer for guests.

    Reinforced strict hygiene standards for our team members, with increased handwashing and encouraged them to stay home if they are sick.

    Announced a Catastrophic Paid Leave Policy for corporate team members.

    The team at Inspire Brands has convened a cross-functional Coronavirus Preparedness Task Force that is helping team members and franchisees remain informed and prepared as this situation unfolds.

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