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16th Mar 2020

Famous Cork takeaway limits customer numbers to eight at a time

Darragh Murphy

KC & Son & Sons

One of Cork’s most beloved takeaways has announced measures to ensure social distancing in its shop.

KC & Son & Sons have revealed that, for the time-being, they will continue to attempt to serve the public but the creators of the famous King Creole will have to change the way they deal with customers.

Anyone who has visited the Douglas takeaway can attest to the fact that there is usually a queue of people out the door, often stretching down across several store fronts.

The layout of the shop itself means that people are often tightly packed together but the latest update from KC’s asks for customers to wait outside and make sure that only eight customers at a time enter the takeaway.

The most recent post from the official Facebook page reads: “Dear friends & customers, we really want to be able to continue to feed you all. The medical advice is: SOCIAL DISTANCING.

“If we limit the number of customers to 8 inside the shop at any one time, this may help meet this sensible direction. Please wait at the door until there is space.

“If you can use contactless card payment rather than cash that would be appreciated.”

On Sunday, the Government asked all pubs to close for a period of two weeks in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19.

No such advice has been issued to restaurants and cafes but it’s understood that the situation is being closely monitored.