Restaurateurs bristle at new directive ‘suggesting’ mask use

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 12, 2021 6:16 AM CT | Published: May 12, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s grossly unfair to put this on the shoulders of the business owners,&rdquo; said Patrick Reilly, chef/co-owner with his wife, Deni, of The Majestic Grille. &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t say this is what you&nbsp;<em>should</em>&nbsp;do, you should wear a mask, but then don&rsquo;t make it a mandate.&rdquo;</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

“It’s grossly unfair to put this on the shoulders of the business owners,” said Patrick Reilly, chef/co-owner with his wife, Deni, of The Majestic Grille. “Don’t say this is what you should do, you should wear a mask, but then don’t make it a mandate.” (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Restaurateurs aren’t happy with a new health directive that suggests people wear masks but puts the burden of the decision on them.

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Restaurants and COVID-19 Health directives Patrick Reilly Ben Brock Ryan Trimm
Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs

Jennifer Biggs is a native Memphian and veteran food writer and journalist who covers all things food, dining and spirits related for The Daily Memphian.


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