Most independent Miami restaurants, such as Zak the Baker, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, and MC Kitchen, have already taken to social media to announce they will be closed all day today in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Many hope to reopen Friday but don't know at this point whether they will be able to. That said, here's a roundup of Miami-Dade chains such as McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway and their schedules for the storm.
Big Daddy's Liquors
Big Daddy's will remain open as long as the weather permits.
The Burger King at 5398 Biscayne Blvd. on the Upper Eastside is open, but the employees don't know till what time yet and are waiting for instructions from upper management. Calls to other Burger King locations went unanswered.
The Dominos at 80th Street and Biscayne is open and delivering. It will remain open as long as it's safe to drive.
The Dunkin' Donuts at 5128 Biscayne Blvd. on the Upper Eastside is open, but store manager Huma Bilali says she doesn't know till what time and that's it's touch-and-go at the moment. Calls to other Dunkin' Donuts locations went unanswered.
Flanigans Seafood Bar & Grill
All Flanigans will remain open as long as possible. The location at Biscayne and NE 83rd Street is stocked with ice.
McDonald's: A sign on the door of McDonald's in Miami Shores indicated the eatery would be closed all day today and would "open as soon as conditions are favorable." The McDonald's at 3501 Biscayne Blvd. in Edgewater is also currently closed. Calls to several other McDonald's locations went unanswered.
According to a Twitter post, all Pollo Tropical locations in Miami-Dade are closed today. No word yet about the chain's plans for tomorrow.
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The Starbucks in the MiMo District and Miami Shores were both closed as of this morning. Multiple calls to eight local Starbucks went unanswered.
The location at the Shops at Midtown is open but might close around 2 p.m., says employee Yaneisy Lagunas. The sandwich shop is scheduled to be open Friday. The Subway located at 901 NW 17th St. was open this morning but is now closed, and employees don't know when it will reopen. The Subway at NE 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard will be open until 3 p.m. On Twitter, Subway said to contact each location individually for operating hours during the storm because they might vary.
The location in Edgewater, at 3595 Biscayne Blvd., is closed. The Taco Bell at NE 79th Street and Biscayne Boulevard remains open.