Restaurants embrace outdoor dining

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Still, many restaurants have found a way to accommodate including Red Lobster in Tumon.

While more restrictions were eased on Guam over the weekend, dining-in is still a no-go for island residents.

This was the first weekend since PCOR 1 came into effect that people could go to the gym, the beach, and indoor Mass.

Restaurants though, still can’t welcome patrons inside their facilities, with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero only allowing a maximum of 6 people at one table and for outdoor dining only.

Still, many restaurants have found a way to accommodate including Red Lobster in Tumon.

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Lexi Toves, Red Lobster Supervisor, said: “The difference between our indoor dining and the outdoor dining, truthfully, the only main difference is the seating capacity. We could sit about 150 inside and only about 25 outside. We’re very hopeful and we adapt to whatever we have to do.”

On the air with NewsTalk K57 last week, Mary Rhodes, the president of the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association said Guam restaurants have lost up to 90% of their business since the pandemic.

And while many offer take-out and curbside services, it does not compare to the volume of having indoor dining.

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