FRANKLIN, Tenn (WTVF) — Monday was the first day many restaurants in Tennessee were allowed to reopen.
While some choose to remain close, Mojo’s Tacos said this week was a bit of success.
Reopening his restaurant was the goal Dave Story was looking forward to every since COVID-19 closed down the dine-in service.
He said this week was full of emotions.
Monday was the first day for Mojo’s Tacos and other Franklin restaurants to reopen their dining areas at half-capacity.
"We’re learning, I think we’re doing the best we can and I think people appreciate the effort we put in," said Story. "It was relief and stress at the same time."
Story said he has no regrets opening but operating a business in this day in age isn’t like it was before.
Now, they're checking temperatures of all the employees twice a day, removing chairs from the bar and keeping guests six feet apart.
"My analogy is we’re building this plane at flight because we don’t know what we’re doing; we’re trying to learn on the fly," said Story.
Mojo’s Tacos is getting rid of delivery to focus more on dine-in and carry out and Story said this first week was a new challenge but all in all, a success.
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