Restaurants moving forward with new restrictions

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Many local restaurants are adapting to new state restrictions.

You can pick up food from Patches at the door or at the curb. (WJHG/WECP)

One of those being Patches Pub and Grill in Panama City Beach.
The restaurant is doing take-out orders only to pick up at the restaurant or at the curb.

They’re also doing alcohol to-go.

Owner Vincent Greiner says the restaurant has about 45 employees.

He also says they are trying to give everyone a shift to keep people working, but say they've had to let people go.

"We had some part-time employees that have other jobs and they totally understand. We'll welcome them back as soon as we get back to normal, they will be back,” said Greiner.

Greiner added the restrictions give him and his staff a little more time to fix things around the restaurant and make repairs.

He said, "That's what I've been doing every day. I come over here and work for four or five hours fixing things and hopefully when we open back up everything is going to be shiny and new.”

Patches is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Greiner said one of the most important things locals can do during this time is to support local shops and restaurants.

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