Ready for dining in again

Mae's Home Cooking stayed busy during downturn

Mae Welliver, owner at Mae's Home Cooking in Yukon, is ready to reopen Friday for dining in. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Mae Welliver and her staff at Mae’s Home Cooking in Yukon managed to keep busy during the economic downturn when no one could dine inside.

She said loyal customers have pulled her through with carry-out orders.

Customers could not dine inside due to COVID-19, and the pandemic changed the restaurant business.

Things return to service at a table, with precautions Friday when people will be allowed to have breakfast and lunch at restaurants open for dining in. People will have to sit at tables spaces 6 feet apart, Welliver said. Wait staff will wear masks and gloves.

Mae’s Home Cooking waitress Crystal Medell is ready to serve customers Friday when dining in returns to Yukon. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Yukon’s most recent proclamation has aligned with Gov. Stitt’s “Open Up and Recover Safely” plan.

For weeks, the only customers have been for carry-out or deliveries at Mae’s, 505 E Main.

“We have been surviving because I’ve got very loyal people, very loyal people,” Welliver said.

She said most of the business was for those who carried out orders during the last several weeks.

“We’re going to mark off a couple of the booths so they are 6 feet apart, and then take the orders in. And other than that we will be ready. We have done pretty good since we have been closed, Welliver said.

Bars are not yet open. Barber shops, hair salons opened Friday, April 24.


Welliver said she did not have to lay off any employees during the economic crisis from COVID-19.

Welliver has lived in Yukon and El Reno most of her life. She is grateful for the people who have helped her get through the crisis, she said.

She said breakfast food and hamburgers will be served Friday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mae’s has a Facebook page for updates.

Crystal Medell, waitress at Mae’s Home Cooking, shows off a T-shirt at the restaurant in Yukon. (Photo By Robert Medley)


Mae’s can be reached by telephone at (405) 354-5788.