TUCSON, Ariz. — Fox Restaurant Concepts planned to reopen the dining rooms of several Arizona restaurants Thursday.
Southern Arizona locations include Blanco Tacos + Tequila, Wildflower and Zinburger.
Culinary Dropout, also a property of Fox Restaurant concepts, will reopen dining rooms in Gilbert, Phoenix and Scottsdale, but not its Tucson location, which is targeting June 10 to reopen.
The Culinary Dropout social games, such as table tennis and bean bag toss, will be closed off.
Employees have been asked to wear gloves and masks, as well as undergo wellness checks.
Restaurants have been modified for social distancing and seating limitations.
“We’re excited to welcome our guests back into our dining rooms. We know that every day is going to be different but as restauranteurs, we’re really good at adapting and we’ll make sure we have the best policies in place to keep our guests and our employees safe”, said Sam Fox, Founder and CEO of Fox Restaurant Concepts, in a statement. "We know that everyone will have a different level of comfort about being in shared spaces. We will continue to offer online ordering with pick-up, curbside pick-up and contact-free delivery options. We will continue to adjust our procedures as we learn and although we may be standing further away and have a mask on, we will continue to take care of our guests the way we always have."
EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Culinary Dropout would be reopening in Tucson. Only the Gilbert, Phoenix and Scottsdale locations will be reopening. The story has been corrected and we regret the error.