Digital First: Local restaurant spends thousands to reopen after COVID -19 restrictions


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – After being closed for nearly three months, a buffet style restaurant in Florence reopened dine-in services this week.

According to Berry’s Seafood and Catfish House owner, Carroll Berry, it cost him thousands of dollars to make renovations to meet the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Berry said he hired more staff and made changes to the restaurant’s layout.

“Both restaurants, I got probably $20 to $30,000 in these adjustments to put us cafeteria style,” he explained.

For more than two decades, the restaurant has been a self serving buffet. The owner said the changes due to COVID-19 have negatively impacted the business.

Berry said the customers who have eaten at the restaurant since the reopening are excited about the extra safety measures.

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