Coronavirus causes Waffle House to close 365 locations

Coronavirus has caused many states and cities to ban dine-in restaurants

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The Waffle House restaurant chain has announced it is closing 365 locations across the country due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The chain tweeted a photo showing closures in multiple states,

The Waffle House has often been used as a proxy to judge how severe natural disasters are based on whether locations stay open or not during hurricanes.

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Waffle House had said earlier this month it would try to keep its storefronts open and its nearly 45,000 employees at work, while offering carryout options, according to The Hill.

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The closures come as the U.S. continues to contend with the coronavirus outbreak, with many states and cities banning dine-in restaurants.

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