LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) — Local Mexican food chain is opening a new location in Lake Elsinore, but with changes to adapt to the ongoing pandemic.
Miguel’s Jr. has closed its hot sauce bars and beverage stations at all its current locations throughout the Inland Empire and Orange County due to the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re going a step further for its newest restaurant, set to open soon in Lake Elsinore.READ MORE: 'Absolutely Reckless': California Governor Slams Texas Move To Lift Mask Mandate
The new location added contactless checkout, more parking spaces for walk-up deliveries, and half the usual indoor seating, down to an occupancy of 35 from 70.READ MORE: At Least 15 People Killed After SUV, Big-Rig Collide In Imperial County
“I think what it taught us as a business owner is, you have to pivot, adapt to the market,” Miguel’s Restaurants CEO Javier Vasquez said. “And we have to keep our employees safe and our customers safe.”MORE NEWS: Publication Ceases For 6 Dr. Seuss Books Due To 'Hurtful, Wrong' Portrayals Of Minorities
Miguel’s Jr.’s Lake Elsinore location is scheduled to open next month.