Restaurants get creative to keep outdoor dining alive in cooler months

Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff
Created: September 15, 2020 07:34 PM

There is a chill in the air as summer winds down. What does that mean for all the restaurants that have been relying on outdoor dining to help them survive the pandemic?


Many area eateries are investing in ways to extend the outdoor dining season.

With indoor dining capped at 50% capacity right now, patios and tents have become the norm at restaurants everywhere.

Many restaurants extend their patio season with portable heaters and this year, many of them are purchasing or renting even more of them to extend the season.

Another option seen at local eateries is portable fire pits and fireplaces.

Learn more about what you can expect if you want to dine outside in the cooler months by watching the video of Jacquie Slater's story.

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