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The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 is affecting the way we all go about our daily lives.  As governments have closed schools and issued social distancing orders, businesses have had to adapt to the guidelines sent out to them and the public.  Some areas of the country have issued curfews and demanded that all non-essential businesses close for the new few weeks to try to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in the wake of the rapidly increasing number of confirmed cases in the U.S.

National chain stores and restaurants, as well as, small local businesses have decided to either change the way they operate, shortened business hours, or they have temporarily closed altogether.  Americans are urged to not leave their homes if they do not absolutely have to but if one needs to get out, they should either call ahead or check websites to see if the place they intend to visit is open.

Below is a list* of retail stores and restaurants that have changed their hours, closed, or changed how they operate during this pandemic. 

Restaurants – Fast Food

  • Bojangles – Dining rooms are closed.  Drive-thru open
  • Burger King – Dining rooms are closed.  Drive-thru and curbside available. Free delivery on orders of $10 or more.  Order online or through app.
  • Captain D’s – Situations will vary depending on location.
  • Chick-fil-a – Dining rooms are closed.  Drive-thru and Curbside open.
  • Dairy Queen – Situations will vary depending on location.
  • Dunkin Donuts – Dining rooms are closed. Drive-thru, takeout, and delivery available depending on location.
  • KFC – Dining rooms are closed.  Drive-thru and delivery available through online order.
  • Krispy Kreme – Dining room closed.  Drive-thru available.
  • McDonald’s -Situations will vary depending on location. 
  • Popeye’s –  Drive-thru open and free delivery available.  Click here for more information.
  • Taco Bell – Dining rooms are closed.  Drive-thru available.
  • Wendy’s – Dining rooms are closed.  Drive-thru, pick up, and delivery services available.  For more information, click here.

Restaurants – Local Restaurants

  • Aqua Terra Bistro – Curbside delivery available.  For more information, click here.
  • Bare Bones Steakhouse – Closed for two weeks starting March 17.
  • Diesel Tap House – Curbside pick up available.  Kids are 50% off right now. For more information, click here.
  • Main Street Deli – Closed until further notice.
  • Rico’s World Kitchen – Dining room closed.  To Go orders available. Check here for their hours and specials.
  • Tannery Row Ale House – Limited dining room hours.  Curbside delivery available. Click here for additional information.
  • The Baking Grounds Bakery & Cafe – Indoor and outside dining is still available.  Curbside service now being offered. Local delivery available for a small delivery fee.  Check here for any changes to their services, as well as, their daily specials.
  • Vesuvio Pizza – Closed until further notice.

Restaurants – National Chains

  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Carry out or delivery available.  Free delivery of orders of $10 or more through March 29. Order here.
  • Pizza Hut – Dining rooms closed.  Carry out or delivery available. Order online or through app.

Retail – Grocery and Pharmacies

  • Aldi – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun.-Sat.
  • Kroger – 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun.-Sat. Designated senior citizen shopping hour is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Mon.-Thurs.
  • Publix –   8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun.-Sat., On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 7 to 8 a.m., Publix and Publix Pharmacies will be open to senior citizens only.
  • Sherwood’s Drug Store – Normal business hours.  Now offering curbside pickup. Click here for more information.
  • Walgreens – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun.-Sat.
  • Walmart – 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sun.-Sat.

Retail – Other

  • At Home Store – Starting March 22, stores will be closed until March 28. They are available for curbside pickup for orders by phone or email.  For more information, click here.
  • Dollar Tree – Hours have changed depending on the store location.  Check here.
  • Further Down the Rabbit Hole Boutique – Store closed until further notice.  Online shopping available. Offering 15% off and free shipping on their website.
  • Goodwill – Retail stores are closed for two weeks beginning on March 23.  Donations are still being accepted at some donor store locations. For more information, check here.
  • Home Depot – Stores will close at 6 p.m. Opening hours will remain the same.  Click here for more information.
  • Lowe’s – Store hours have changed.  Click here for the latest information.
  • Main Street Blooms – Available for phone and online deliveries only. Click here to visit their website.
  • Mall of Georgia – Closed until March 29 although some restaurants may still be available for takeout or delivery options. 
  • Michael’s – Curbside Pickup available for online orders.
  • Queen of Hearts Antiques – Open daily from noon to 4 p.m.  Curbside pick up available. Phone orders available. Click here for more information.
  • TJ Maxx & Marshalls – Retail and website sales are closed for two weeks.

*This list may not reflect every change that has occurred at businesses.  You are encouraged to go online or call ahead before going to a business during this pandemic.

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