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‘Step in the right direction’: King of Prussia restaurants see revenue boost from outdoor dining relaunch

June 17, 2020

Source, Philadelphia Business Journal, Laura Smythe

As Philadelphia restaurants wait in anticipation for the ban on outdoor dining service to lift, some suburban eateries are seeing a bump in business from the added revenue stream over the last few days.

Many regional eateries are rolling out modified outdoor dining as the last of Pennsylvania’s counties — including Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks and Delaware — moved into Gov. Tom Wolf’s yellow phase of Covid-19 recovery on June 5. Among state guidelines is the caveat that outdoor dining areas can accommodate no more than 50% occupancy and tables must also be spaced 6 feet apart. Dine-in service at concepts with existing outdoor seating in Philadelphia can resume June 12, city officials say, but many spots in the surrounding counties jumped on the chance beginning last weekend.

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