Montgomery County Restaurant Managers Respond in Various Ways to Yellow Phase

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Two weeks into yellow phase and the reinstatement of outdoor dining, Montgomery County restaurant managers, including Jackie Ecker owner of Village Diner in Glenside, are responding in various ways. Image via 6abc.

Two weeks into yellow phase and the reinstatement of outdoor dining, Montgomery County restaurant managers are responding in various different ways, writes Jeff Chirico for 6abc.

The Village Diner, a popular breakfast spot in Glenside, is open once again and its regulars are returning. To ensure everybody’s safety, the diner has increased its cleaning protocols, including replacing menus with sheets of paper showing QR codes that guests can use to pull up the menu on their phones.

“It’s been a struggle for staff because everything is outside now and we had to move everything to where it was easier to grab stuff but they’ve done great,” said Jackie Ecker, owner of The Village Diner.

However, not everyone is in a rush to reopen though. Donald Haxhiu, manager of Le Onde Ristorante in Elkins Park, said the eatery has decided to wait two weeks to see how the loosening in social distancing guidelines will impact COVID-19 cases in the county before opening its deck to customers.

Meanwhile, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant chose to open its latest location in Newtown earlier this week despite the pandemic, with furloughed workers from its other restaurants brought in for the launch.

Read more about the response at 6abc by clicking here.

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