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CDC Report Based on ‘False Assumptions’

‘Not all restaurants are the same. We don’t serve the same, and we don’t operate the same’

A new CDC report claims that dining out poses significant risk for COVID-19 transmission, but restaurant owners and dining coalitions are refuting the claims calling them based on “false assumptions”.

The National Restaurant Association issued a detailed memo on the flawed conclusions and lack of evidence to the CDC’s claim that the systematic spread of coronavirus can be pinned to restaurants that are abiding by safety protocols.

“One of the major flaws of this report is that it is based on false assumptions,” Dickey’s Barbecue Pit CEO Laura Rea Dickey told FOX Business. “Not all restaurants are the same. We don’t serve the same, and we don’t operate the same.”

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is the largest barbecue franchise in the US and sets the gold standard in “limited contact” dining. You order from your Pit Master behind a counter. No servers – just the Pit Crew serving up the Legit. Texas. Barbecue. you expect at your local Dickey’s.

In addition to all of the measures our Dickey’s franchises are taking to keep our customers safe, we think the choice should be left up to our loyal guests:

“It’s completely ignoring the ability for guests to make good choices based on their life and their lifestyles,” Rea said. “Our customers are very intelligent people and they know how to assess not only their risks but also whether or not a restaurant environment is well-managed.”

Read the article on Fox Business

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