2.35AM UPDATE: In a second Instagram post, Gong Cha announced that they will only accept delivery orders at the three outlets. In a previous post that has since been deleted, the company had said that it will accept both takeway and delivery orders. We have updated the story to reflect Gong Cha’s latest announcement.
SINGAPORE — Three Gong Cha stores have been given permission by the authorities to reopen this Saturday (23 May) for delivery orders, the bubble tea and dessert chain announced.
The stores that will be reopening are located at Causeway Point, Paya Lebar Quarter, and NEX, said the hugely-popular bubble tea chain via Instagram early Saturday.
“To support circuit breaker measures and ensure safety to all our customers, we will like to announce that the three stores will only accept delivery orders (through our delivery partners Deliveroo, FoodPanda, and GrabFood),” it added.
It urged members of the public not to visit the stores as they will not be accepting takeaway orders.
“Much as we will like to serve you directly, in view of the current situation to protect both customers and staff, we will like everyone to enjoy your bubble-tea fix in the comfort and safety of your own homes,” said Gong Cha.
In a previous Instagram post published late Friday night that has since been deleted, the bubble tea chain had said it would accept both takeaway and delivery orders.
The chain had said its safety ambassadors will help with crowd management at the stores, and that it will stop orders if the queue “becomes unsafe”.
Bubble tea shops were not allowed to be opened from 11.59pm on 21 April as part of stricter circuit breaker measures.
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