A food establishment that relinquishes possession of food to a consumer directly for consumption on premises may permit a customer to be accompanied by a dog in an outdoor dining area if:
   (A)   The food establishment posts a sign in a conspicuous location stating that dogs are allowed in the outdoor dining area;
   (B)   A customer and the dog access the outdoor dining area directly from the exterior of the food establishment;
   (C)   The dog does not enter the interior of the food establishment;
   (D)   The customer does not allow the dog on a seat, table, countertop or similar surface; and
   (E)   In the outdoor dining area, the food establishment does not:
      (1)   Prepare food; or
      (2)   Permit open food, except for food that is being served to a customer.
(Ord. 120918-D, passed 9-18-2012)