JAMESTOWN – The local Tim Hortons franchise will be opening Monday to take out orders, according to owner Blake Tarana.
Tarana tells WNYNewsNow that if things go according to plan, the Tim Hortons restaurants in Brooklyn Square, along with the ones on East Second Street and in Lakewood, can reopen to fifty percent capacity in their dining rooms in accordance to New York State’s reopening guidelines.
Tarana says that reopening will be another step towards a sense of normalcy for the local community.
“We can’t complain at all. The community has been awesome towards us with our drive thrus. We’ve been very busy,” Tarana said. “It’ll definitely help our customers though because, as you can see, our drive thrus lines have gotten really long. So now people will be able to at least walk in if that drive thru line is long, you can walk in and get your stuff. We always stress our quick drive thru time, but if it’s 20, 30 cars back, there’s only so fast we can move.”
“Coming inside will definitely be a great option and honestly people being able to sit down again and enjoy there stuff brings them back to a little closer to normal again.”
Tarana says the restaurant will continue to enforce social distancing guidelines in their setup. He adds that masks can be removed when people sit at their tables, but must remain on when they’re ordering food.