CHICO, Calif. - Local restaurants in Chico, Kalico Kitchen, and Cozy Diner have opened up their indoor dining despite the county and state saying it's not allowed.
When you walk into the restaurant, people were sitting inside and eating.
"it's no unsafer than going to Wal-mart or even into Foodmaxx or any of these other places," said Sandy Benamati, who is for restaurants opening indoor dining.
"I think we ought to keep it safe right now and do outdoor dining and stay apart," said Martha McDermott, who is against restaurants opening their indoor dining. "I'm not a real big fan of people getting sick, and I don't think it's a risk we need to take right now."
Butte County remains in the purple tier which only permits outdoor dining not indoor.
Action News Now spoke with people who dined inside, they said they did it because it felt like a little slice of normal.
We reached out to both restaurants to contact the owner, we have yet to hear back.