Delaware Restaurants React to DPH Reminder About Pets
SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - Delaware Division of Public Health published a Facebook post on August 2nd to remind restaurants that the food code forbids non-service animals from being inside of their establishments.
"We know some of the dogs names and not even their owners names," says Manager Kristin Johnson. "That's how frequently they're here."
Server Tina Chaippini adds that business has been down. "A lot of the regulars bring their dogs because they can."
While there are some exceptions to the live animals allowed at restaurants, Schwartzkopf doesn't think these are any more sanitary than people's pets. "You're not allowed to have live animals in a restaurant. That's it. That's what it says. There are some exceptions to that and some of them don't even make any sense, like live bait is an exception. Live bait is nasty and they're allowing that into a restaurant?"