Due to still defying Governor Tom Wolf's orders, the owners of Round the Clock Diner have been fined $2,000($1000 for each of their branches) by the state's Department of Agriculture for still allowing dine-in service.
The branch in Manchester township was confirmed to open for dine-in services since Sunday. Restaurants and other food-related establishments are only allowed to offer delivery and take-out services as a health and safety measure against COVID-19. The Department of Agriculture is responsible for issuing licenses and conducting restaurant inspections statewide.
The licenses for Round the Clock Diners that are located in two York counties were temporarily suspended on May 22.
Department of Agriculture spokesperson Shannon Powers clarified that the notices sent to the said branches in question are titled "temporary emergency suspension of retail food facility license for violation of statutory public health requirements." Powers also stated on Saturday that, "If the restaurants are open, they are operating without a license,"
The two diners located at 222 Arsenal Road in Manchester Township and 145 Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township were still reported to cater to dine-in customers on Saturday.
The owners Demos and Themi Sacarellos were already given a second warning from authorities.
Under the department's new COVID-19 enforcement guidelines, establishments that do not follow or defy state orders would possibly face penalties up to $10,000 per day.
In relation, Restaurant Owners in several York Country restaurants gathered in The Paddock in Springettsbury Township previously to encourage state officials to allow restaurants to offer dine-in services again with the health safety protocols and social distancing at priority.