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The news around the COVID-19 outbreak is constantly changing, but information about food safety and how to keep yourself healthy is crucial right now. Here is a comprehensive list on the foods you should be stocking up on during this period of social distancing, as well as information about your local grocery stores’ changing hours, an explanation of “no-contact delivery,” and a guide on how to help your community and its businesses throughout closures.

As the global coronavirus pandemic drags on, the food industry continues to be greatly affected. Certain state and city regulations have forced many outposts to shut their doors and become delivery-only, while some have opted to do so on their own to keep employees and customers safe.

Below, we’ve listed changes that some restaurant chains have made in response to global coronavirus outbreak. Again, this can vary by location (for instance, in some places, all restaurants are carry-out only) and is subject to change, though we will update as often as we can. You can find information on fast food restaurants here and grocery stores here.


Applebee’s is offering guests free delivery via Applebees.com or the Applebee’s mobile app. Some dining rooms remain open.

Bahama Breeze

The chain’s dining rooms are all closed, but many locations are offering curbside ordering and pickup.


You can get carry-out or delivery meals from the chain and some dining rooms remain open.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Dining rooms are closed, but the chain is offering Curbside To Go. Beer and wine is also available to order in select locations.

The Cheesecake Factory

All locations are take-out and delivery-only due to local ordinances. The chain will also be offering sealed cutlery and sealed packaging to ensure safe delivery and pick-up. You can also get a free piece of cheesecake with your online order until April 16.


Chili’s has free delivery and has enhanced its cleaning and disinfecting procedures for high-trafficked areas. The company is also offering relief pay to hourly Team Members and emergency paid leave for anyone diagnosed with coronavirus.

Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese closed its dining and game rooms but is offering online and phone carry-out, as well as delivery through Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.


The chain has made changes to its procedures, including eliminating condiments at tables and (in some states) reducing the number of guests allowed in the dining rooms. The chain is also offering free delivery until April 12.


The chain is reducing the number of employees working in the restaurant at any given time. You can also get free delivery when you order on IHOP.com or the IHOP mobile app, through April 19.

LongHorn Steakhouse

LongHorn’s dining rooms are closed, with many locations offering curbside ordering and pickup.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden locations are all take-out or delivery only. The chain is also offering free delivery for orders over $40. In addition, its buy one, take one promo is now being offered to go.

Outback Steakhouse

The chain is offering free delivery through April 30 and also offers curbside services.

Red Lobster

Dining rooms are closed but the chain is offering takeout, delivery, and curbside orders depending on location. You can also get free delivery until April 12.

Texas Roadhouse

The chain is offering to-go and curbside services and is turning some of its parking lots into temporary drive-thrus.

TGI Friday’s

The chain is adding distance between tables and removing shared condiments, as well as making single-serve menus available. You can also get orders via curbside to-go.

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