Will dining out become a thing of the past?

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    May 15, 2020 4:09 AM GMT
    For better or for worse there are some obstacles to
    having a restaurant now days. I'm not sure that I want my
    temperature and address taken when I go into eat......
    Just one of several new concerns. Along with the low pay
    food servers and other abusive tactics.

    Server says she was fired after objecting to Phoenix restaurant's new tip policy

    https://www.azfamily.com/news/continuing_coverage/coronavirus_coverage/server-says-she-was-fired-after-objecting-to-phoenix-restaurants-new-tip-policy/article_86624d4a-9643-11ea-8b80-d384eb9947de.html

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    May 15, 2020 4:35 AM GMT
    I've been eating at Phoenix restaurants.
    No temps or email addresses taken at any place I've been.
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    May 15, 2020 4:52 AM GMT
    Muskelprotz saidI've been eating at Phoenix restaurants.
    No temps or email addresses taken at any place I've been.


    Well, that's good. I have seen a few extremes in the news
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 15, 2020 1:45 PM GMT
    Unless we get a hand on this deadly pandemic, there is not going to be any dining out anytime soonicon_neutral.gif
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    May 15, 2020 2:38 PM GMT
    Our own Broward County in South Florida is supposed to reopen its restaurants this Monday, 5-18. With 50% occupancy, social distancing and other restrictions. But no bars can open, one of them told us, unless they are part of a restaurant.

    We won’t go into them for a few days at least, until we see how it’s working, and what our friends report, should any of them try it. We haven’t been to them since the middle of March, when our City had imposed its own social distancing, weeks before our Trump-puppet Florida governor did anything similar.

    We went to a restaurant in March to see what it was like, and got excoriated here by the RJ trolls. Who cares if your state isn’t imposing a lockdown, they blared, you should read what the CDC is suggesting, and stay home!

    I note they’re the same trolls that have been subsequently condemning the lockdown, and agitating for full reopenings. It’s just a game they play, to stir up controversy and start arguments.

    But I can’t imagine dining out being a thing of the past. It’s too engrained in American culture, and indeed in most developed countries. When it becomes safe again then dining out will return. At least to those places that will have survived. Some around here have already announced their permanent closure.
  • carew28

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    May 15, 2020 9:13 PM GMT
    It'll probably be quite a while before I go into a sit-down restaurant. But I won't mind going in for take-out. I prefer that to drivethru.
  • metta

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    May 15, 2020 9:47 PM GMT
    Restaurants are going to have to make customers feel comfortable enough to come back to the restaurants. They will probably need to take steps to increase safety. I have not heard anything about taking down names or contact information yet. Taking temperatures may help a little. What we really need is a test that lets people know they have been infected within the first 24 hours of infection. The military is doing testing on that one.
  • ObscureAndFuz...

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    May 15, 2020 9:52 PM GMT
    I look forward to being permitted by our overlord "leaders" to be able to dine in a restaurant once again.
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    May 16, 2020 9:58 PM GMT
    Looks like sweet tomatoes all you can eat salad bar has closed all their locations.
    China buffet is gone!
    Golden corral is gone!
    Pot luck-junk office grub now gone....lol (Never would eat this crap)

    Gone for Good: Eight Phoenix Restaurants That Didn't Survive the Shutdown

    https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/phoenix-restaurants-that-didnt-survive-the-covid-19-coronavirus-shutdown-11469045
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 17, 2020 12:08 AM GMT
    suckitup saidLooks like sweet tomatoes all you can eat salad bar has closed all their locations.
    China buffet is gone!
    Golden corral is gone!
    Pot luck-junk office grub now gone....lol (Never would eat this crap)

    Gone for Good: Eight Phoenix Restaurants That Didn't Survive the Shutdown

    https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/phoenix-restaurants-that-didnt-survive-the-covid-19-coronavirus-shutdown-11469045
    Well you can always be guaranteed that your friendly local Starbucks and McDonalds will reopen soon to satisfy your cuisine needsicon_cool.gif
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    May 17, 2020 2:26 AM GMT
    FYI.
    If I never eat out again it wouldn't kill me.
    I like to cook and have dinner parties at home.
    Personally, most places are too filthy and I don't
    trust the inspectors. I also like catered events with
    trusted chefs. Eating in a room with a bunch of strangers
    is not my idea of a good time. I'm social, but I have a hidden
    germophobia. I'm not opposed with others eating out and going
    to bug infested night clubs. Go for it!
    Cheers!
    P.S. I've never eaten or ordered anything at starbucks and
    McD's has way to many snot nosed kids running around....so NO!!!!!
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    May 17, 2020 3:01 AM GMT
    metta saidRestaurants are going to have to make customers feel comfortable enough to come back to the restaurants. They will probably need to take steps to increase safety. I have not heard anything about taking down names or contact information yet. Taking temperatures may help a little. What we really need is a test that lets people know they have been infected within the first 24 hours of infection. The military is doing testing on that one.

    The scared rabbits will stay home and meanwhile the rest will get on with their lives.
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    May 17, 2020 8:20 PM GMT
    Facing extinction, local rock clubs hire lobbyists to plead with Congress
    Many fear they'll never be able to reopen in the wake of COVID-19.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/facing-extinction-local-rock-clubs-hire-lobbyists-plead/story?id=70703373&cid=social_twitter_abcnp
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    May 18, 2020 2:03 AM GMT
    The 33-year-old Bay Area cafe chain announced it is closing for good — every one of its 50 locations across three U.S. States — citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    https://www.kqed.org/coronavirusliveupdates/news/11818922/bay-area-restaurant-chain-specialtys-to-close-for-good
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    May 18, 2020 2:19 AM GMT
    Melbourne is a fantastic city to eat out in. Don't think such activities as eating out, will die out here.
    Can't wait to visit my favourite Japanese restaurant again.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 18, 2020 3:38 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidUnless we get a hand on this deadly pandemic, there is not going to be any dining out anytime soonicon_neutral.gif



    I've had dinner out at restaurants twice this week here in Phoenix. Not sure what planet you're living on.

    #TheGreatAmericanComeback
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    May 18, 2020 4:55 AM GMT
    I think it's great to support locally owned and operated
    restaurants. If you love dining out that's the way to help.
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    May 18, 2020 11:08 AM GMT
    On this Sunday past. Instead of me cooking a Sunday roast. My husband went to our favourite corner Fish & Chip shop, to buy our Sunday lunch.

    My husband was to bring home, Flake; shark, Onion Rings, Potato Cajes, & a Lamb souvlaki for me.
    Something we may do every few months, just about the only take away we get. Oh there was also Flake for me too.
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    May 18, 2020 7:16 PM GMT
    suckitup saidI think it's great to support locally owned and operated restaurants. If you love dining out that's the way to help.


    Living in a n area where all restaurants are closed (for eating there), there are still a few very fine restaurants that will serve fine meals as take-out, by appointment.
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    May 18, 2020 7:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    roadbikeRob saidUnless we get a hand on this deadly pandemic, there is not going to be any dining out anytime soonicon_neutral.gif



    I've had dinner out at restaurants twice this week here in Phoenix. Not sure what planet you're living on.


    Good luck. Restaurants and bars are cited as a prime source of infection.
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    May 18, 2020 9:47 PM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    The scared rabbits will stay home and meanwhile the rest will get on with risk & perhaps end their lives.


    Corrected.
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    May 19, 2020 2:59 PM GMT
    suckitup saidFYI.
    If I never eat out again it wouldn't kill me.
    I like to cook and have dinner parties at home.
    Personally, most places are too filthy and I don't
    trust the inspectors. I also like catered events with
    trusted chefs. Eating in a room with a bunch of strangers
    is not my idea of a good time. I'm social, but I have a hidden
    germophobia. I'm not opposed with others eating out and going
    to bug infested night clubs. Go for it!
    Cheers!
    P.S. I've never eaten or ordered anything at starbucks and
    McD's has way to many snot nosed kids running around....so NO!!!!!

    Interesting points.
    Dining out in this area is a crap shoot.
    My only favorite restaurant is a 45-minute drive away in another state; I seldom get there.
    Let's say that a restaurant has a salmon special.
    Chances are very good that it's farm-raised salmon, which informed people avoid.
    Let's say that you get a tossed salad with your entree.
    The lettuce, tomatoes, and other ingredients have probably had pesticides liberally applied. The ingredients may have been only lightly washed, if washed at all, by the kitchen staff, before being served.
    Needless to say, pesticides are suspected carcinogens.
    Lastly, let's say that you order a glass of wine.
    Unless the wine is organic, it probably contains man-made chemicals including pesticide residue and a preservative. Some people have an allergic reaction to the preservative.
    Bon appetit?
    Fast food? Pink Slime comes to mind.
    There is one family-owned Italian restaurant nearby that we miss. The spaghetti sauce is made in house, as is the pizza dough and sauce. We wonder what happened to our favorite server, an elderly woman whose main income was tips (yes, we were generous). She has been, no doubt, another invisible victim of the fascist Democrat governor's idiotic lock-down.
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    May 19, 2020 3:22 PM GMT
    35 Popular Restaurants That Won’t Reopen After the Pandemic

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/restaurantsandnews/35-popular-restaurants-that-won-t-reopen-after-the-pandemic/ss-BB13I9w3?li=BBnbfcL
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    May 19, 2020 6:32 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Muskelprotz said
    The scared rabbits will stay home and meanwhile the rest will get on with risk & perhaps end their lives.


    Corrected.

    Only in your delusional self absorbed mind, half brother. I'm sure your enjoying the extra control you'd given yourself, over your boyfriend too.

    I'm still living my life without once wearing a mask, dealing with the general public in the shop, and now visiting friends and having friends over again too visit. I've not once participated in the hysteria our half brother has.
    Anyways with more of his life behind him, death is never far away for Bob or Carmine.

    I mean look at them both, they aren't poster boys for Men's Health., or Healthy Eating.
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    May 19, 2020 8:23 PM GMT
    Wombat said
    Anyways with more of his life behind him, death is never far away for Bob or Carmine.

    What an insensitive & cruel thing to say!

    Yes, we are very cognizant of our ages. We don’t need a troll like you to remind us.

    But we intend to keep having fun, right until the end if possible. Although a naval expression, despite both of us being so thoroughly Army, I often say that when the time comes we hope to go down with all flags flying. If you understand that phrase, and the metaphor here.