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Survey: When Will You Be Ready to Dine at Detroit Restaurants Again?

Take this survey and tell Eater Detroit your thoughts on returning to restaurant dining rooms and bars again

The empty dining room at San Morello has a mid-century interior with high ceilings, would accents, and blue, gray, and white chairs. Gerard + Belevender

Now that Michigan is beginning to allow restaurants and bars in some regions of the state reopen for dine-in service, it’s up to customers to decide when they will feel comfortable sitting at a restaurant or bar.

Beginning Friday, May 22, restaurants and bars in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula may open for dine-in service, providing that they limit seating to 50 percent capacity and keep groups six feet apart from each other. Servers must also wear face coverings and restaurants must follow “rigorous disinfection protocols.” Business are also required to develop a reopening and training plan for employees that addresses state-mandated requirements for combatting the novel coronavirus. Local governments are allowed to impose more stringent rules on establishments. In other regions,

Eater Detroit wants to hear from readers regarding when they will feel comfortable returning to restaurants and bars around town again. Take this brief survey, which includes questions concerning timeframes on returning to restaurant dining rooms, restaurant COVID-19 safety protocols readers want to see in place, seating arrangements, and even ordering and payment options. There are also a handful of questions regarding takeout ordering habits and thoughts around tipping.

*Please click the survey link if you’re unable to view the form on this page. This survey will close at midnight on Monday, May 24.

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