OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dairy King restaurant has served tens-of-thousands of customers since 1968.
Due to health precautions, inside dining has been discontinued until further notice. Customers can still order from the front counter or drive-in.
“Unfortunately, we had to send some of our high school kids temporarily home, but it’s still better than having to layoff a mother or father with children,” Restaurant owner Dennis Powell said.
Employees hope they are able to hang on to their job during the pandemic.
“I’m taking one day at a time, and hope the virus passes quickly,” Employee Trebon Davies said.
“Very nerve-racking but we are thankful for this family-owned business by Dennis and Maryann. We are going to remain strong and pull together,” Employee Rendon Key said.
Being part of the business landscape for more than a half-century, Powell says he has a loyal customer base from not only Ozark but across the Wiregrass.
Correction: An earlier version of this story had a video and picture with a graphic stating the store was closing. This was incorrect. Inside dining has been discontinued, but drive-in services will continue.