Mother's Day weekend brings back brunch crowds

Posted at 7:23 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 06:29:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - — As people slowly begin to venture out of their homes again, Mother's Day seems to be getting people back out into local restaurants.

Railroad Square Craft House was filled with the brunch crowd. The restaurant's tables are separated six feet apart to keep in line with social distancing. Employees are also wearing masks.

Lisa Harris was dining at the restaurant with her son for Mother's Day. She said the steps they're taking has let her enjoy the holiday without worrying about the virus.

"I don't know if we'll ever see normal again like we used to," said Harris. "But the spacing, sanitizing the tables between use...I think the restaurants will have to step up more than they used to but yes I feel very comfortable."

Restaurant Co-owner Justine Spells told us, she wants to do what she can so both staff and patrons feel better during this new normal.

"It's been consistent, steady but not overwhelming which is the important part," said Justine Spells. "We haven't really pushed a lot of our usual specials to get people in because we just didn't feel like it was the right thing to do. We want people to feel comfortable to be here. We don't want them to feel like we're begging them to come down. We want them to be ready to spend some time with us."

The restaurant is also asking people to be patient during this adjustment period, stay a safe distance away from each other and keep pets and kids close.