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10 Restaurants That Require You to Wear a Face Mask

You'll need a face covering to order, pick up food and even sit at tables. The list includes Starbucks, McDonald's, Chipotle and more.

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Retail sign. Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant in Lakewood, California.Juan Camilo Bernal/Getty Images


Chipotle has created a list of protocols to ensure safety, including a face mask requirement. You’ll have to wear a face mask at Chipotle while doing anything but sitting and enjoying their meal. You can visit Chipotle’s website for a full statement.

Craving Chipotle but don’t want to leave your house? It’s time to whip up Chipotle copycat recipes.

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BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 13: An order of fast food meal (hamburger, chips and soft drink) at a Shake Shack restaurant at Sanitun on August 13, 2020 in Beijing, China. Shake Shack opened its first restaurant in Beijing on Wednesday. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)VCG/Getty Images

Shake Shack

Don’t forget to bring a DIY face mask when you pick up a ShackBurger! Shake Shack requires masks for all guests, team members and even delivery couriers when they’re doing anything but eating and drinking. Read the full COVID-19 safety update.

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CINCINNATI, OH - MARCH 20: Olive Garden offers carry out only due to the Coronavirus outbreak on March 20th, 2020 in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Icon Sportswire/Getty Images

Olive Garden

As Olive Garden works to reopen some of their dining rooms, they are asking guests to wear a face mask when not at their table. It’s part of the chain’s full COVID-19 statement. Fortunately, we’d do anything for Olive Garden’s soup, salad and breadsticks. See what stores won’t let shoppers in without a mask.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 23: People wear protective face masks outside Starbucks in midtown as the city moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on June 23, 2020 in New York City. Phase 2 permits the reopening of offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, barbers and beauty parlors and numerous other businesses. Phase 2 is the second of four-phased stages designated by the state. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)Noam Galai/Getty Images


The baristas and guests all have to wear masks at Starbucks. Want to sample the latest Starbucks drinks? You’ll need a face covering whether you order at the register or are picking up a mobile order to go. Here’s a closer look at the info you need about visiting Starbucks.

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Buffalo, New York, USA- September 2, 2019: A Panera Bread restaurant in Buffalo, New York, USA. Panera Bread Company is an American chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants.JHVEPhoto/Getty Images

Panera Bread

Panera guests are asked to wear a mask inside all bakery-cafes nationwide, except while seated and eating or drinking. However, customers without masks can be served via Panera Curbside, delivery or drive-thru. You can find more info in Panera’s full COVID-19 statement. Don’t forget to disinfect your face mask!

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2020/06/02: MOD Pizza logo on their restaurant in Leicester Square. (Photo by Dave Rushen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)SOPA Images/Getty Images

MOD Pizza

MOD requires all guests to wear face masks whenever not eating or drinking. If you don’t have a mask with you, they have them available upon request. Personally, we’d rather wear Disney face masks!

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Troy, Michigan, USA - April 06, 2012: The Noodles + Company location on Crooks Road in Troy, Michigan. Noodles + Company is a fast casual restaurant chain with over 250 locations in 18 states.RiverNorthPhotography/Getty Images

Noodles & Company

In an effort to support COVID-19 safety at Noodles, all team members and guests are required to wear face masks. You can check out the full statement on their website. If you’re not in a mask-wearing mood, whip up Noodles & Company copycat recipes at home.

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SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - JULY 24: A customer wearing a face mask walks out of a McDonalds restaurant on July 24, 2020 in Southend on Sea, England. From today, consumers in the United Kingdom must wear face coverings in enclosed public spaces including shops, takeaways and public transport hubs. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)John Keeble/Getty Images


According to a statement from McDonald’s, dining rooms will remain closed and guests are required to wear face coverings while ordering in the restaurants. See what fast-food chains take COVID-19 safety seriously.

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MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Customers are seen waiting to be seated at Yard House on June 05, 2020 in Marina del Rey, California. In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, restaurants in Los Angeles County have only been able to offer take-out service since late March. As part of Phase 3 of reopening California, many restaurants are now open with dine-in options available. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Yard House

Yard House is reopening some of their dining rooms, and they’re committed to doing this safely by requiring all employees and guests to wear face masks. Check out the full COVID-19 update.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 31: People wear protective face masks outside Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 31, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)Noam Galai/Getty Images


Want a scoop of ice cream? You’ll need a face covering at Baskin-Robbins locations. According to the brand’s official update, all guests and employees are required to wear them.

Sher Castellano
Sher Castellano is the plant-based chef, endometriosis advocate and former health coach behind the award winning blog With Food + Love. Sher creates recipes to help you feel better, and explores topics of chronic illness, women's health and infertility with her honest writings. With Food + Love was a finalist in the 2015 Saveur Magazine Food Blog Awards.

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