Kolache Factory announced that it would shut down all 27 corporate-owned locations of the Katy, Texas-based chain for dine-in amid surging coronavirus cases in Texas, Kansas and Indiana until further notice.
“With the surge we are seeing right now in our country, we are taking the pre-emptive step of shutting down dining rooms at all corporate-owned locations, so we can protect our customers and employees as much as possible, encourage social distance and continue serving our communities fresh-made kolaches,” said Dawn Nielson, the chain’s chief operating officer, in a statement.
The Empty Stomach group based in Texas that operates Barbaro and Hot Joy closed both restaurants completely amid surging cases in San Antonio. Barbaro plans on opening in two weeks according to the brand’s Facebook page while no re-reopening has been announced for Hot Joy.
Dallas restaurant Bob’s Steak and Chop House is temporarily closing June 28-July 6, while Armory D.E., Ruins and Shoals Sound & Service have also temporarily closed for dine-in according to Dallas News.
The company said no employees have test positive for COVID-19, but employees are nervous and “need a breather.”