Steak 'n Shake in Beaumont is taking precautionary measures in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The restaurant announced March 17 that it would be closing its dining room and only taking orders through the drive-thru, its website, app or area delivery services.
According to the announcement, "As some state or local governments impose mandates to close restaurant dine-in business, we will remain open for business via Drive Thru, Online Ordering at steaknshake.com or Mobile App for carryout, or Delivery with Door Dash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and Postmates."
Steak 'n Shake Chief Financial Officer Steven L. May reached out to customers, releasing the following statement:
"The unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak requires we all make changes to ensure the safety of our fellow citizens. To that end, Steak ‘n Shake is committed to helping stop the spread of this disease and to protecting our customers and employees.
"Following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have enacted the following policies in all our restaurants. Effective immediately, we are:
"Escalating our cleaning and disinfecting practices to maintain the highest standards of hygiene including door handles, menus, dining tables, chairs, countertops, touch screens and restrooms.
"Reminding all employees of the need for frequent and proper hand washing, glove use and strict adherence to all other existing safety protocols.
"All employees are asked to check their temperature prior to each shift. Any staff member with a fever will be advised to seek medical attention and will not be allowed to work.
"Our drive-thru experience, online ordering and delivery options remain open in all available locations for those who prefer this method of service.
"Your health and safety are our top priority."