New St. Matthews restaurant returns to dine-in services after shutdown

By SEAN BAUTE | WAVE 3 News

When Kentucky restaurants were forced to close their doors to dine-in services back in March, BurgerIM in St. Matthews had only been open a few days.

“We were open almost a week,” owner Veronica Michel said. “We had the soft opening. We had the grand opening planned, which never happened actually.”

Michel said there was some concern at first, but during this time new customers have been willing to try the chain restaurant’s first Kentucky store.

Now, restaurant dining rooms can open at a limited capacity, just in time for Thursday’s National Burger Day.

“I have to give it to the community,” Michel said. “They’ve been great.”

It isn’t the way Michel planned to go about opening the restaurant, and now some unexpected changes had to made.

St Matthews restaurant welcomes diners again after shutdown
BurgerIM had just celebrated its opening when the pandemic hit. Now the burger restaurant is open for diners once again.

Masks are required inside BurgerIM. Social distancing is mandatory, and indoor seating is limited.

There’s plenty of outdoor seating, but if you prefer carry-out you can find their menu online. Click here to see the menu.

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