LUBBOCK, Texas– EverythingLubbock.com confirmed with the City of Lubbock on Tuesday that a South Lubbock restaurant closed its dining room due to COVID-19 concerns.
Multiple viewers reached out to EverythingLubbock.com because they were concerned that The Cheesecake Factory, located 6014 Slide Road, may have been exposed to the virus.
However, the city could only confirm that the restaurant closed its dining room and was operating on curbside only by 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
A health inspector was still on site at the time this article was published.
EverythingLubbock.com reached out to the restaurant for a possible comment. However, an automated message said the restaurant was temporarily closed.
By Monday evening, the restaurant released a statement:
“While we don’t have confirmation that anyone has tested positive for Covid-19, out of an abundance of caution and in response to our staff members’ concerns, we closed the restaurant tonight for a deep cleaning by an outside company.
If the company is made aware of a positive or a suspected positive case with a staff member the individual is immediately placed on quarantine and not allowed to work, the restaurant is thoroughly cleaned and we contact the local health department for guidance on how to proceed.”
Spero G. Alex
Senior Vice President of Operations
The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants Incorporated