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Family-owned Bates Hamburgers in metro Detroit open for takeout

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Posted at 5:24 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 05:52:22-04

LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) — For 61 years, Bates Hamburgers has been serving up burgers to metro Detroit.

Laurie Johnston’s grandparents started the burger joint, which has remained in the family throughout the years.

“We really been thankful that people are here, they thank us for being open,” said Johnston.

They have two locations, one in Livonia and another in Farmington Hills.

Right now, customers are encouraged to call in orders ahead of time before picking them up. There is a special carryout section at the Livonia location, which includes plexiglass.

“We allow one person to come in at a time and order and go back outside and wait until their order is ready,” said Johnston.

They have also installed a speaker, so people can wait in their cars and be called up when their orders are ready.

They have adjusted their hours. They are now open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.