This story was updated Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 10:57 a.m. with more information.

Area restaurants are shutting down their dine-in options and retooling to provide takeout or delivery services as a means to stay open and provide a way for their employees to get a paycheck. Staff at the Edwin have also created a way to tip a local service industry worker every time you have a drink at home at




Acropolis Grill has increased its to-go menu selections and added family style meals. It's also offering curbside pick up with online ordering.

Customers can order online or by calling 423-899-5341.  Acropolis hours of service are from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, however, folks can pre-order at any time online.


 Adelle's Creperie on East Main Street is offering phone-in orders on Fridays and Saturdays (8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.). Orders will be delivered to your car window.


— Alleia has reopened as Alleia Provisions and has launched an online provisions store, offering an array of prepared family meals - ready to heat and serve - and also a vast amount of provisions for the home kitchen - both prepared and raw. Alleia servers will guide guests through the menu and take orders by phone. Phone lines are now open for orders. Orders will be available for pickup from 2:30-8 p.m., seven days a week.


 Amigo Mexican Restaurant in Hixson is offering takeout and delivery for food, margaritas and beer with delivery within 10 miles of the store with a $4 charge on orders of $20 or more available.


— Armandos Highway 58 is offering takeout and curbside delivery, and on Dinner Delivered Monday - Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Call ahead for faster service at 423-894-1413.


— Back Inn Café - Now closed until further notice.


— Basecamp Bar and Restaurant on Frazier avenue is now offering takeout and curbside pick up Tuesday- Saturday 4-8 p.m. Customers can order by calling 423-803-5251.


— Bea's restaurant on Dodds Avenue, suspended its dine-in options Sunday and on Wednesday will offer only take-out options for the first time in its 70-year history. Bea's has also partnered with postmates for delivery service.

"We pray this passes and things can return to normal as quickly as possible," said Dusty Bradshaw, a fourth generation co-owner of Bea's.


— Beef O' Brady's is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. for takeout and delivery


Bitter Alibi is open for food and alcohol to go. 


Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant is open for take out and catering. Call 423-757-0088 for orders. Delivery is available with Uber Eats and Dinner Delivered.


 — Bluff View Bakery Closed for retail service. Bakery products are available at Rembrandt's.


— Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar is offering to-go orders.


 Bojangles' will close its dining rooms across all its restaurants and offer only to-go only options, including drive-thru service, takeout and delivery where available.

According to a statement, "Most stores will continue to operate on a normal schedule with some flexibility for individual operators and franchisees who deem it necessary to adjust hours to support team members in taking care of one another and customers effectively."


— Bones' Smokehouse hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday for drive through and takeout service.


— All five Bread Basket locations are open under regular hours with curbside ordering available.


— Buffalo Wild Wings is now offering takeout only.


— Cafe on the Corner on Lookout Mountain is open Tuesday-Saturday for take out. They feature the full menu for pick-up by 5:30 and daily specials that you can pick up all day until 6:30. Chef JR Crutcher is also smoking whole pork butts and Whole beef tenderloin that you can have for the weekend. Easter specials will be available too. Specials are announced every day on social media. Alcohol is also available at steep discounts.


 Café Ostro in Dalton is open daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. offering offer takeout, curbside pick up and free delivery for minimum orders of $20. There is no minimum requirement on deliveries for senior citizens.


— Carrabba's is offering a 15% discount on takeout orders such as Chicken Bryan, Pollo Rosa Maria and Chicken Marsala or you can get it dinner delivered. Use the code 'SPRING15' for the discount.

Carrabba's is also over sangria kits to-go. When guests make a wine purchase with their carryout or delivery entrée order, they can add a red or blackberry sangria kit for only $1. The restaurant is offering an array of bottled wine selections for $15 and six-packs of beer for $10.


 Cashew is now closed. 


— Both Champy's Chicken locations on MLK Boulevard and Lee Highway are providing takeout and drive-thru options seven days a week from 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.


 Charlie's BBQ & Bakery at 2309 East Main St. and Mindy B's Deli at 828 Georgia Ave., have announced a partnership to offer complete Easter meals delivered directly to your car. Both restaurants remain open for take-out and catering and now are offering some sense of normalcy to their customer base through full Easter dinners. Ordering an Easter meal is as simple as placing two phone calls and driving up to Charlie's for car hop pick-up. For smoked ham and cake orders contact Charlie's BBQ & Bakery at 423-541-1500. For sides to accompany your ham call Mindy B's Deli at 423-521-7932. Sides will be delivered to Charlie's BBQ & Bakery for pick-up with your ham and cakes Saturday, April 11. When you order from both restaurants be sure to mention the "Partner Pick Up" to receive $5 off of your ham order from Charlie's and $5 off 2 or more sides ordered from Mindy B's. All orders must be received by Wednesday, April 8.


— Charlie's Quick Stop is also offering curbside pickup, urging customers to continue to support local by calling in their orders and paying by credit card over the phone.


— Chattanooga Brewing Company is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily for to-go orders and curbside pickup through Dinners Delivered.


— Chelsea's on Thornton is open for takeout and curbside orders from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Orders can be placed by phone at 706-277-2872. 


— Chicken Salad Chick announced their new Quick Chick Pick-Up service on Thursday, encouraging customers to create orders online that can be picked up curbside. The service will limit interaction and congregating in restaurant dining areas amid concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus.

To place a Quick Chick Pick-Up order, customers can order online, select the date and time for desired pick-up (selecting pick-up at the Downtown Market Street Location), and then typing either the Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe, Hixson, or Ooltewah location in the "special instructions" section. Customers can also call 423-668-0098, option 2 to order and pay over the phone. Orders must be received by noon the day of each pick-up. All Chattanooga area locations are still open for business.

Pick-up dates and times are as follows:

* Friday: Dalton, Kroger Parking Lot (1365 W Walnut Ave), from 5:00-6:00 pm

* Tuesday: Fort Oglethorpe, Publix Parking Lot (3775 Battlefield Pkwy), from 5:00-6:00 pm

* Wednesday: Hixson, Wal-Mart Parking Lot (5764 TN-153), from 5:00-6:00 pm

* Thursday: Ooltewah, Publix Parking Lot (5958 Snow Hill Rd #168), from 5:00-6:00 pm 

 "Depending on the volume these offsite pickups bring, we may continue to do them each week to provide a fresh meal option for the local community, which helps us retain employees during these unprecedented times," said owner Josh Patton. "These meals are designed with our current situation in mind. They can last up to a week, which is ideal for both individuals and families."

Quick Chick meals are made fresh daily, with a shelf life of 5+ days.


— Church's Chicken has closed restaurant dining rooms in all company-owned locations (even in those states where there has been no closure order) and has urged franchisees to do the same. They are providing meals to guests through the drive-thru, delivery via Door Dash, Postmates, Uber Eats, or Grub Hub (locations vary) and take out options.


— Cici's Pizza on Gunbarrel and Highway 153 is open for takeout and delivery. 


— Cyra's Restaurant is offering delivery, takeout, and curbside services to guests from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.



 — Diamond Billiard Club is closed except for curbside takeout orders.


— Dinner Delivered is now offering free no-contact deliver from Mellow Mushroom, Chili's and Champy's. They will also deliver wine, beer and spirits. 


— DoorDash also put out a statement:

"DoorDash's task force is actively working to develop and implement a strategy to protect the health and safety of our community in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus, including introducing a program to assist Dashers financially if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 or put under quarantine by a public health agency. This program will provide up to two weeks of assistance to Dashers and Caviar couriers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are subject to quarantine at the direction of public health officials. The program will be available globally in all of the markets we serve in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Further details on the program, including how to request financial assistance, will be made available to Dashers and Caviar couriers in the coming days.

"To reduce the risk of transmission, we are reminding our community in affected areas of the delivery instruction feature, enabling requests for food to be left at the door along with a photo of where the food should be left through the app — and we are testing enhanced drop-off options for contactless delivery to be rolled out shortly. We have also distributed much-needed supplies to Dashers in affected areas, such as hand sanitizers and gloves — in over 400 cities and counting.


— Dunkin' is still offering drive-thru and mobile app ordering.


— Easy Bistro & Bar is temporarily closed, effective immediately.


— Edley's Bar-B-Que is offering delivery and to go orders. The staff will deliver orders within a 3 mile radius of the restaurant at no charge with a $20 minimum order.  Orders for delivery only can be placed by calling their corporate catering number at 615-942-7499.  Delivery is also available through Uber Eats. Edley's also offers curbside carry out. Customers can place their orders by downloading the Edley's app or by calling the restaurant directly at 423-498-2772.


— Einstein Bros. Bagels in East Brainerd Road and Hixson has closed their lobbies but their drive-throughs are open and will stay open as long as possible. Hours are 5 a.m.-1p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Family Meals are available by calling ahead or via the company's mobile app.


— Eleven Restaurant inside Double Tree Hotel Downtown is offering daily specials for one or for the family. Full meals including salad, main entree, dinner rolls, and Double Tree Cookies. You can order ahead and pick up on your way home.


 Events with Taste catering is offering to-go family meals that feed four. You can order between noon and 5 p.m. Wednesday or Friday. Delivery is available with an additional fee. Call 423-508-8023 or email


— FIAMMA Pizza Company on North Market Street is open for takeout, curbside, and delivery.

— All Five Guys Burgers & Fries are open for takeout, curbside and deliver.


The Flaming Rooster is offering takeout orders only from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


— Fresh Pot Cafe also is now doing takeout only.


 Flying Squirrel is now closed. 


— Goodman Coffee Roasters in Warehouse Row, has decided to close until further notice.

"We feel this decision, while unbelievably difficult, is the most effective step we can take to mitigate the spread of the virus and support the elderly and immunocompromised of our community," the company wrote on Facebook.

"We are in the process of making changes to our online store at to allow for local pick up of coffee bags, outside of our roasting facility at 3913 St. Elmo Avenue.


— Guacamole on Brainerd Road is offering takeout orders only.


— Hemp House is now offering free same day delivery of orders in the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas. Customers can place an order in one of three ways: by visiting, by emailing with a delivery address or by calling or texting 423-521-5659. Orders received after 4 p.m. will be delivered the following business day. The three locations will remain open as long as allowed to do so. Beginning Monday, March 23, store hours will be noon – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon – 5 p.m. Saturday.


Hibachi & Wings & Boba Tea is offering meal kits for take-home and delivery.


— Hibachi and Wings on Lee Highway is offering the delivery of meal kits so you can become a hibachi chef at home. Everything you need is included in the kit which feeds 2.


— Hometown Folks LLC, the local franchisee for area Burger Kings, is keeping its restaurants open, although it has moved to providing napkins, straws and cup lids to customers with their orders, rather than self service for such items.

"Every aspect of sanitation and hygiene is being addressed," said Gordon Davenport, co-founder of Hometown Folks. "We're trying to stay focused on good practices and serving our guests and communities. We feel they're depending on us now more than ever."

Davenport said sales declined last week, but having a drive through option at all of its outlets has aided the restaurant chain.


—  Hummingbird Pastaria is open for no contact curbside pickup from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, as well as delivery from 5-8 p.m. They have most of their menu as well as a limited number of family meals available daily.


— Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint on Georgia Avenue is open every day 11 a.m.-9 p.m. for curbside and delivery food and beer. Delivery options include Dinner Delivered, GrubHub, and through the restaurant by calling 423-682-8198. 


— Jacob Myer's Restaurant on the River (Dayton, Tenn.) is offering takeout and curbside service for food and beer and alcohol (with proper ID).


— Kabobsters is open with different hours  — 11 a.m.-7 p.m., serving a full menu, and a rotating schedule for employees. Items normally on display have been moved to storage areas, but are available upon request.


— Lakeshore Grille is offering takeout. 


 Lupi's Pizza is offering takeout and curbside pick up only at all 5 locations. Please call to place and pay for your order. Online pick-up order available at Delivery available @ ( Current hours are Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.


 Main Street Meats will continue retail and to-go offerings only, effective today March 17th. All dining room and bar seating will be temporarily halted. The restaurant is creating a to-go menu that will feature family style meals, sandwiches, sides, and more. The team will be posting daily updates on social media with curb-side pick-up at the restaurant. Main Street Meats will be open daily from noon-8 p.m.

Area food service jobs 

In metropolitan Chattanooga, 24,200 persons work in food preparation and serving-related jobs, or 9.2% of the total employment in the 6-county area, including:

* 4,140 waiters and waitresses

* 7,620 food preparation and serving workers

* 2,130 restaurant cooks

* 980 short order cooks

* 830 fast food cooks

* 670 dishwashers

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2018.


— McDonald's and Chick-fil-A on Monday quit serving patrons inside of their restaurants.

"As we navigate the evolving impact of coronavirus on our communities, we are temporarily closing our dining room seating to help limit person-to-person contact," Chick-fil-A said in an announcement of its new policy. "Our highest priority continues to be the health and well-being of everyone who comes into our restaurants."

"Our decisions are guided by expert local and national health authority guidance," McDonald's said in a statement.


— Moe's Southwest Grill is offering free delivery on orders of $10+ place via and the Moe's app through April 10. Until March 28, guests will receive a free kids entree with the purchase of any adult entree ordered in-store, on or through the Moe's app. (Note: Drink and cookie not included with the kids meal; Offer not available through third-party delivery.) A new Moe's Build Your Own Taco Kit also offers a full Southwest spread that serves 4-6 people.


— O'Charley's is now offering free delivery and a special family style meal menu. 


 Old Country Buffet is offering phone-in, online ordering and takeout menu.


—  The Olive Branch in East Ridge is open for takeout, curbside and delivery via Dinner Delivered.


— The Olive Garden in Hamilton Place is open for curbside piuckup and delivery of orders of $40 or more. They are also offering bottles of wine and six packs of domestic beers for pickup and delivery. 


— Park Place Restaurant in Fort Oglethorpe has closed their sale bar, removed condiments from tables, and is spacing out the seating of guests. They are still offering carry out orders and have also started a curbside pick up option.


— Pizzeria Cortile is temporarily closed.


— Puckett's Chattanooga will temporarily close, effective at 6 p.m. March 19,  with the goal to reopen on April 1. They plan to sell their remaining supply of food (BBQ by the pound, sides, etc.) on a first-come, first-served basis until they run out.


— Rembrandt's Coffee House is now open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for takeout and curbside pickup and it will continue to use Dinner Delivered for delivery.


— The Read House has ultimately decided to temporarily close Bridgeman's and Bar and Billiards, but The Read House Starbucks remains open and an option for take-out. The hotel continues to remain open.


— Rodizio Grill at Hamilton Place is offering a limited menu for delivery or curbside pickup. Free delivery for addresses in the 37421 zip code, and $10 gift certificate is included with all orders over $50.


— The Salsarita's restaurants in East Brainerd, Ooltewah and Cleveland are offering takeout, curbside and catering deliver, as well as delivery via Door Dash from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. The Hixson location is closed.


— Scotties Diner of Soddy-Daisy posted on social media that it was staying open as it has been.

"We cannot let 'what if' halt the world," the restaurant said in its Facebook post. "Please support your area businesses. All the businesses have real employees who have real bills. We are going to continue to give our employees all the hours we can. We need the community to help all of the local businesses stay open. We don't need to let caution turn into hysteria."

Easy Bistro is also offering a limited menu of "bistro classics" "a strong commitment to following the CDC sanitation and health protocol," as well curbside takeout and delivery for at-home diners and hotel guests.

Tennessee's restaurant industry:

* 330,000 - Number of restaurant and food service jobs in Tennessee

* 11% - Share of Tennessee workers employed at restaurants and food service

* 11,693 - Number of eating and drinking establishments in Tennessee in 2018

* $14.2 billion - Estimated sales in Tennessee's restaurants in 2018

Source: National Restaurant Association and the Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association, which estimates that every dollar spent in the table service segment contributes $1.82 to the state economy.


— Shane's Rib Shack in Ooltewah at Cambridge Square is offering takeout orders and curbside pickup service. Customers can order online through the website at and get orders delivered through Uber Eats and Dinner Delivered. Uber Eats is offered directly through the website by choosing delivery option.


— SideTrack is offering to-go orders.


Slick's Burgers, 309 E. Main Street, open for takeout and delivery from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 760-4878.


— Smokey Bones is offering free delivery through DoorDash through March. The BBQ, Steak, Burger and Salad restaurant is also offering family meals and kids eat free with purchase of an entrée.


— Southern Burger located in Cambridge Square in Ooltewah, 9453 Bradmore Lane Suite 101, has new hours of operation: Monday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The restaurant is accepting call-in, curbside pick-up, online and delivery orders.


Southside Pizza, 612 E. Main Street, open for takeout and delivery from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Call 498-2193


— State of Confusion (noon-8 p.m.) and Stir (Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight Sunday) have changed their hours of operation and created new menus for takeout only.


— St. John's is offering delivery or takeout from a special menu that includes several courses from 3-8 p.m. The restaurant is also offering a 15% discount to all first responders and medical staff.


— Stevarinos is offering Grubsouth delivery and curbside pickup services.


— Sugar's Ribs is offering to-go orders.


— Super Carniceria Loa is offering take out orders only. Locations in Chattanooga are at Chickamauga Road, Broad Street and Hixson Pike. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.


— The Sweet and Savory Classroom, a cooking school in Chattanooga's Southside run by Jeff and Heather Pennypacker, is using video conferencing to continue offering engaging cooking classes during 'stay home' safety guidelines. The next virtual class will take place on April 4 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. making handmade from scratch Authentic Italian Pasta, Chef Jeff's "famous" marinara sauce, pancetta and asparagus cream sauce, and classic braised vegetables. Friends and family are invited to join nationwide. Options are available to purchase ingredients independently, or to pick up pre-bought ingredients from The Sweet and Savory Classroom. Also, for the locals, the Pennypacker's are offering family meals to-go with curbside pick-up. Check and Facebook for new menus and dates. 


— Taziki's Mediterranean Café is adjusting their service hours and location availability temporarily. Beginning Monday, March 23, operating hours will be Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday closed. The downtown Taziki's location will be temporarily closed. 


— Teriyaki Madness is offering delivery and pickup online through their app.


— Tony's Pasta Shop is now open from 3-8 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 3-9 p.m. Sunday for takeout and curbside pickup and it will continue to use Dinner Delivered for delivery.


— Totto Sushi & Grill is offering curbside pickup and delivery as well. Delivery is available through Dinner Delivered and through the restaurant itself within 5 miles of the restaurant.


— Both Uncle Larry's Restaurant locations are open for takeout. As a side note, Uncle Larry's was recently listed as the ninth best Southern restaurant for catfish in the April edition of Southern Living


— Unknown Caller is now closed and will remain so until further notice.


— Your Pie pizza restaurant is encouraging all customers to order take-out online and offering curbside pick-up.


Business Editor Dave Flessner contributed to this story and may be reached at 423-757-6340.

Contact Barry Courter at or 423-757-6354.