LUBBOCK, Texas — On Monday, the McDonald’s company announced that all of the company-owned restaurants in the United States would be closing their seating areas in an effort to respond to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
However, not all McDonald’s in the U.S. are company-owned. In Lubbock, we have several locations that are managed by a franchisee, Vargas Management. Vargas Management doesn’t run all of the locations in Lubbock.
According to a spokesperson for Vargas Management, local locations are continuing to monitor the situation. Vargas said it will only take a little time to coordinate closing dining areas.
Vargas also said local locations of McDonald’s will continue to look to Lubbock city officials for guidance and leadership on what businesses should do.
8:40 P.M. UPDATE: After a clarification from Vargas Management, EverythingLubbock.com learned their locations had already closed the play places as well as increased sanitation and cleaning of those locations. They are cleaning hourly.
In following the recommendations of the McDonald’s corporation and City of Lubbock officials, Vargas Management has told EverythingLubbock.com that they will be closing the dining areas of their restaurants. This is in addition to the precautions they had already taken.
They said they will close these dining areas after notifying customers of the change.
EverythingLubbock.com is keeping track of as many businesses as possible and how they are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Click here for out list of changes to business and restaurant operations amid the coronavirus outbreak.