Buffet-style restaurants are having to reinvent themselves under the coronavirus guidelines that prevent self-serve food from being served or face going to the wayside. Golden Corral has done just that and is beginning to open a number of its locations with a new way of servicing customers.

The buffet chain has reopened locations in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Additional locations are expected to reopen in accordance with state and local mandates, Golden Corral said. A full list of restaurant locations reopened can be viewed here.

To serve customers without offering a buffet, Golden Corral will offer cafeteria-style or family-style dining. Through its cafeteria-style offering, Golden Coral workers will serve customers as they move through the buffet line while family-style will offer an “endless buffet” meal brought to tables by a server.

Golden Corral also said it has implemented a series of safety measures at its restaurants, including rigorous cleaning standards, employee temperature checks, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing procedures. Social distancing methods will include table spacing, floor makers, and beverage delivery.

Golden Corral Golden Corral has begun reopening it restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic. Golden Corral buffet & grill. Photo: Getty Images/John Greim/LightRocket