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KFC restaurant corner of Broadway and Independence Square, Port-of-Spain.

PETER CHRISTOPHER

For those who have missed having a late night snack, Prestige Holdings’ franchises across Trinidad and Tobago have extended hours following the end of the State of Emergency on Wednesday.

With the curfew now removed, franchises under the Prestige Holdings umbrella: Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks and TGI Fridays all took to social media to confirm they would be extending their hours.

KFC advised its customers it would be offering over the counter and drive thru services until Midnight with home delivery services offered until 10 pm.

Pizza Hut, Subway, Starbucks and TGI Fridays all confirmed on their pages that they would all close by 10pm. TGI Fridays confirmed it would be taking their last orders at 9pm in their post, while Pizza Hut stated they would be accepting online orders up to 9pm. Subwayalso confirmed its delivery cutoff at 9pm.

After initially being closed outright at the end of April following a surge in cases, restaurants were reopened for curbside and delivery service in July.

However due to the State of Emergency and the curfew enforced at 9pm, they operated with reduced hours since then.

In September the curfew was pushed back to 10pm, allowing some restaurants to push back their closing times slightly.

On October 11, restaurants were allowed to resume in house dining once they registered as a safe zone and followed regulations.

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to end the State of Emergency two weeks before it would have officially ended. As a result the curfew was removed as of Thursday morning.

Last month Prestige Holdings Limited announced a loss of $30.9 million for the nine-month period ended August 31, 2021.

For the same period last year Prestige Holdings recorded a profit of $867,000.