TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- As of Monday, restaurants are now allowed to fill dining rooms up to 75 percent.
"You know it's a good feeling because we have the responsibility to feed people," said Owner Mitch McCamey.
He says since the start of the pandemic, he's found ways to serve as many people at one time allowed by the state.
"We've added seats and now we can seat about 150 people," said McCamey.
He says with the addition, there is plenty of room for customers looking to eat in.
However, with the governor now allowing 75 percent capacity, the number of people allowed in is a little less than 150.
McCamey says anything less than normal effects his business' in revenue.
"Our numbers aren't remotely close to where they were," said McCamey.
At Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen, outside seating is available in the front and alongside the building and indoor seating up and downstairs.
He says with the excess space offered in his restaurant he asks that customers use good judgment when finding a table.
"I'm not in here to regulate people completely. We're all grown people use your mind. Be safe. We're wearing masks working clean, doing everything that we did before this, except now there are masks," said McCamey.
He says the restaurant business was hit hard because of the pandemic and now looks forward to returning to normal.