Clarksville Mexican restaurant will not reopen on Monday – WKRN News 2

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn (WKRN) – “They usually call, ‘Hey can I get burrito rice and beans and then five margaritas… okay yeah no problem,’” said Guacamole’s restaurant owner Javier Nunez.

Guacamole’s has been selling a lot of margaritas during quarantine, something that’s helped them stay afloat after closing down the restaurant a month ago.

“First couple days, we were like how’s this gonna work? Couple days, it started picking up, people started seeing we deliver margaritas,” Nunez said, “People love Mexican food and margaritas… one day we just started getting bunch of calls bunch of calls, I even had to get four lines…”

Come Monday, Guacamole’s will be sticking to takeout and deliveries.

“You can see my dad is in the kitchen right now, that’s my mom, that’s my brother, my wife’s not here, that’s one of my workers… we really think about things because we start opening up, you know,people touching silverware menus, salt shakers, everywhere…” Nunez said.

While they are taking a hit in sales and employees are getting less hours, Nunez says he’d rather get calls for five margaritas then calls that his staff and customers are in the hospital.

“I don’t want to to get a call…. you know so and so worker is not coming because he’s sick, or my brothers in the hospital.. or one of our customers… so I think it’s too soon maybe wait a few weeks,” Nunez said.

He adds that he understand that many businesses are truly struggling and that they’ll have to make decisions that are best for them.

“If that’s something if they decide to open, I’m not against it,” he said, “We’re hanging in there, we’re doing okay, and just trying to worry about our workers and employees, and our customers.”

Phase one allows restaurants to reopen at half capacity Monday and all employees must wear proper protective gear. Bars can only open to serve food.

Tennessee Dept. of Health Confirmed Cases

(This only reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST. For updated totals listed by agencies across Tennessee visit WKRN.com)

County Cases
Anderson 24
Bedford 150
Benton 6
Bledsoe 586
Blount 53
Bradley 41
Campbell 13
Cannon 10
Carroll 16
Carter 10
Cheatham 36
Chester 10
Claiborne 5
Clay 5
Cocke 14
Coffee 31
Crockett 7
Cumberland 66
Davidson 2,136
Decatur 4
DeKalb 11
Dickson 64
Dyer 31
Fayette 51
Fentress 4
Franklin 29
Gibson 35
Giles 5
Grainger 4
Greene 41
Grundy 28
Hamblen 14
Hamilton 140
Hardeman 11
Hardin 5
Hawkins 29
Haywood 17
Henderson 5
Henry 11
Hickman 40
Houston 4
Humphreys 9
Jackson 7
Jefferson 17
Johnson 2
Knox 210
Lake 48
Lauderdale 16
Lawrence 16
Lewis 2
Lincoln 12
Loudon 25
Macon 37
Madison 99
Marion 28
Marshall 22
Maury 38
McMinn 10
McNairy 11
Meigs 5
Monroe 12
Montgomery 134
Moore 3
Morgan 6
Obion 12
Overton 7
Perry 8
Polk 6
Putnam 106
Rhea 3
Roane 7
Robertson 127
Rutherford 387
Scott 11
Sequatchie 4
Sevier 42
Shelby 2,086
Smith 19
Stewart 6
Sullivan 48
Sumner 584
Tipton 91
Trousdale 47
Unicoi 1
Union 3
Van Buren 2
Warren 5
Washington 49
Wayne 2
Weakley 16
White 4
Williamson 381
Wilson 199
Residents of other states/countries 307
Pending 48
Total Casesas of (4/25/20) 9,189

Coronavirus-related deaths in Tennessee

County # of Deaths
Anderson 1
Bedford 2
Benton 1
Blount 3
Bradley 1
Campbell 1
Carroll 1
Carter 1
Davidson 22
Fayette 1
Franklin 1
Gibson 1
Greene 2
Grundy 1
Hamblen 2
Hamilton 13
Hawkins 2
Haywood 1
Humphreys 1
Knox 4
Macon 3
Madison 1
Marion 1
Marshall 1
Monroe 1
Montgomery 2
Obion 1
Putnam 5
Rutherford 8
Sevier 1
Shelby 43
Smith 1
Sullivan 1
Sumner 34
Trousdale 1
Williamson 7
Wilson 3
Out of state 2
Total Deaths (as of 4/25/20) 178

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