VANCOUVER, March 17, 2020 /CNW/ - In response to the rapidly-evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, White Spot Hospitality has taken the proactive role of temporarily suspending its dine-in service at both White Spot and Triple O's to help protect its valued guests and staff.

Effective today, meals will only be available for take-out by phone and online orders, or third-party delivery services, such as SkipTheDishes. The temporary policy also applies to Triple O's, including Chevron locations, where drive-thru and counter service will continue to be offered in lieu of dine-in seating.

"As a trusted neighbourhood brand that has proudly served multi-generational guests since 1928, we're taking a leadership role during these challenging times," said White Spot President Warren Erhart. "The great taste of White Spot and Triple O's is still available via several convenient pick-up and delivery options, and we look forward to greeting everyone at our restaurants again once government health agencies give the all-clear. Right now, our priority is keeping British Columbians safe."

Guests craving White Spot's Car Hop experience can still enjoy a Legendary Burger and other iconic favourites at their local drive-in, with packaged meals being provided instead of the usual dining tray as an added precaution.

The move is aligned with the provincial government's directive to limit large gatherings – an important social distancing tool in the fight to limit virus transmission. In the meantime, White Spot is closely monitoring the situation, and ensuring its already-rigorous health and sanitization procedures and protocols are being strictly followed.

"As Canada's longest-running restaurant chain, our top priority has always been our guests and employees," added Erhart. "We thank everyone for their trust and continued loyalty, and look forward to welcoming you back to dine in our restaurants soon."