Effective at 3 p.m. today, Whataburger dining rooms will be closed until further notice. Drive-thrus will remain open.

Whataburger, Wingstop and McDonald's are among the fast food chains that are closing their dining rooms to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

Both will still offer food service through drive-thru at Whataburger and delivery and carry-out at Wingstop.

Effective at 3 p.m. today, Whataburger dining rooms will be closed until further notice.

“While our dining rooms are closed, we are proud to continue to serve guests through our drive-thru — offering a full menu at all our restaurants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Whataburger said in a statement on its website.

Wingstop also posted the announcement to its Twitter late Monday night.

“At the recommendation of the CDC and to enable social distancing, we are closing our dining rooms and offering delivery and carry-out only at this time,” the tweet said.

McDonald's also announced that it would close its seating areas and PlayPlaces. The famous burger chain will continue serving guests with its drive-thru, carryout and delivery services.

"The health and safety of our community is our top priority," the company posted on its Facebook page. "We also recognize our role in helping to feed families across America."

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Really.... Why have the dining area open for carry out? The doors should be locked & drive thru only. When the 15 days pass and the numbers haven't changed our even gone up... We can partially thank all these fast food places that have kept their doors open. Really... You hadn't no idea where your next customer just popped in from ...& the whole idea that it's now been said to have been spread to other from not just from people who traveled abroad but,community spread. I know it's not the ideal answer to just stay home but, it's the only answer that's going to help save lives in n our community.Self isolation is the only thing we can and should

be doing to slow this virus down. Italy now has more deaths then even China. Innocent people are getting very sick& some even dying because people can not do the simple thing that is asked of them. Stay home as much as you can. "Social distancing is the new normal "

God bless us all."Unity in the community"

Americans will prevail


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