This article was published in the Houston Chronicle on 8/25/20.
Avalanche Food Group is expanding outdoor seating at two of its local Twin Peaks restaurants by setting up open air tents in the parking lots to provide additional safety for staff and customers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The tents, which have been set up at the Twin Peaks Kirby location at 4527 Lomitas near the Southwest Freeway, and in Webster, at 20931 Gulf Freeway, are temporarily being taken down for safety as Hurricane Laura heads toward the Gulf Coast. The tents are expected to be back up for this weekend, according to the company.
“Our number one priority is the health and well-being of everyone who visits our Twin Peaks restaurants, including our staff,” Avalanche Food Group Chief Operating Officer Ricky Rosa said in an announcement. “We’ve been taking every precaution to safely serve our guests and protect our staff since the pandemic began and the new tents offer all the comforts of a traditional visit to Twin Peaks with an additional layer of safety.”
The tents have cooling fans, socially distanced seating and multiple big-screen TVs. Avalanche’s Twin Peaks locations also offer carry-out service and indoor dining with limited seating capacity. The tents will be open from 11 a.m.. to 11 p.m. daily and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Safety protocols inside the restaurants, include mask requirements, body temperature screenings, sanitization stations, socially distant seating, self-parking and additional cleaning and sanitation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Sugar Land-based Avalanche Food Group own several Twin Peaks restaurants in southern Texas and Indiana.