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Fourth Avenue restaurant prepares to reopen dining room after weeks of being closed

Posted at 10:30 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 14:00:37-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - For weeks the Drunken Chicken on Fourth Avenue has had their dining room closed, only serving curbside and delivery.

However, as of Monday, May 11, the restaurant will be opening up their dining room once again.

This comes after Governor Doug Ducey announced restaurants in Arizona could reopen dine-in services as long as they followed specified guidelines to keep employees and customers safe and healthy.

However, even with those guidelines set in place, both Sattler and Blatt said they felt a bit confused with all of the information.

“It’s kinda difficult to figure out what we need to do to move forward," said Sattler, "They’ve kinda been here, here, here, and here up until this point. Once we have an absolute directive on Monday we will be following the rules laid out for us to be open for business.”

At the Drunken Chicken lots of changes will be in place starting Monday.

Those changes include all employees wearing masks, cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in the restroom after every use, limited occupancy inside of the restaurant and no bar seating.

“We want to follow the safest possible practices and do what we can best for ourselves and the people working over there," said Sattler.

These are changes co-owners Ben Sattler and Micah Blatt said will be in place for the foreseeable future.