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What dining out will look like in photos: Georgia restaurants reopen

  • Georgia allowed restaurants and movie theaters to reopen on Monday, and barbecue chain Smokey Bones plans to reopen its three Georgia locations on Wednesday.
  • Smokey Bones sent Business Insider exclusive photos inside its Lithonia, Georgia restaurant that’s set to open on Wednesday.
  • The photos show taped-off booths, spaced-out tables, masked employees, and continued emphasis on takeout and curbside pickup, all in accordance with Georgia’s new restaurant guidelines.
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On Monday, Georgia allowed restaurants and movie theaters to reopen, becoming one of the first states to do so.

But reopening isn’t business as normal. Georgia also released a set of non-mandatory guidelines for restaurants to follow upon reopening. The guidelines require restaurants to operate at 50% capacity, while most restaurants only make money if they’re 75% full or more.

Despite the new restrictions, barbecue chain Smokey Bones plans to reopen dining rooms at

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