Danvers Restaurant Faces Backlash After Saying They'd Ignore Dine-In Ban

DANVERS, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It didn't take long for the General Manager of Endicott Grille to make a course correction.

On Monday, a Facebook post from the restaurant said they were not shutting down until "Charlie Baker comes in and makes us."

"Let's have a party," the post read, stating that a live band would perform, too.

That post was made after Gov. Charlie Baker ordered places serving food and drinks to only take orders to-go, or for delivery—and to reduce public gatherings to no more than 25 people. At a press conference Monday, President Trump recommended no more than 10 people gather.

Commenters descended on the post, calling the restaurant out for breaking state rules.

"This restaurant and its manager are a disgrace," one commenter wrote. "Hope this place shuts down. Putting others at risk- terrible."

After Endicott Grille's first post garnered a social media backlash, it was taken down, and the restaurant said it will indeed follow the governor's order.

"We will be following state rules and closing tomorrow for everything but take-out only!" a new post read Monday. "We have delicious options available so please consider taking-out with us!"

The General Manager of the restaurant initially pushed back against critical comments, but responded to one person saying the earlier post "was a stupid thing to say."

WBZ NewsRadio's requests for an interview were not returned.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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