Somerset, Pa. (WJAC) — Despite the state’s restrictions on indoor dining until January 4th, one diner in Somerset County has been letting customers dine-in anyway. The new, limited-time mitigation orders took effect at 12:01 a.m. on December 12, and remain in effect until 8 a.m. on January 4, 2021.
Cars filled the parking lot of the Summit Diner in Somerset Saturday morning as customers flowed in and out of the dining room.
The diner shut down the weekend after those restrictions were announced, but then made the decision to stay open for indoor dining.
Manager Chloe Foy says their customers have been supportive of their decision.“They want to make sure that we’re here, and that even after the holidays and the New Year that we’re going to stay open and be open, and have all of our employees be able to pay their bills and feed their families,” Foy said.