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Dunkin', McDonald's, and These Other Chains Are Requiring Customers to Wear Masks

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Masked Meals

Restaurants are following in the footsteps of the nation's largest retailers, requiring customers to wear masks when they come inside, even if it's just to grab some takeout. Of course, rules are a bit different when it comes to dining, with chains typically allowing patrons to remove masks if they're seated and eating. Hungry? Here are the restaurants that will require you to put on a mask, even if there's no state or local mandate.

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McDonald's
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McDonald's

Satisfying your next Mac attack will require you to wear a mask if you're planning to go inside McDonald's. The nation's largest fast-food chain started requiring all customers to wear masks at the beginning of August. Workers will be trained to "take a proactive approach" in case of conflicts over the rule. McDonald's will also pause dining room re-openings for another month, but it is leaving the decision to close dining rooms that are already open in the hands of franchisees.

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Shake Shack
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Shake Shack

Shake Shack has already shut down some of its locations and shifted others to to-go only, but the burger chain also says it will require any customers who place orders inside to wear a mask. It also encourages patrons to pre-order on its website and app, or use third-party delivery services including Grubhub and Seamless.

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Panera Bread
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Panera Bread

Diners are required to wear a mask in Panera's more than 2,000 bakery-cafes across the country "except while seated and eating or drinking," the chain announced earlier in July. The company notes that it offers curbside pickup, delivery, and drive-thru services for patrons who don't have a mask or don't want to wear one.

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Olive Garden

This family-favorite Italian restaurant with more than 800 restaurants nationwide requires guests to wear masks when not at their tables. Customers who want to get their carb fix without fussing with a mask can order food online for curbside pickup or next-day delivery.

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Longhorn Steakhouse

Longhorn, owned by Olive Garden parent company Darden, also requires guests to wear masks when they aren't at their tables. Its team members at nearly 500 locations nationwide are also undergoing daily temperature checks. Curbside pickup is an option here, too. 


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