The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for the reopening of dine-in restaurant service. The objective of these precautions is to minimize interaction with others and improve safety during the pandemic. Here are several recommendations from the CDC:
- Restaurants appoint a staff member to be responsible for any COVID-19 concerns. This includes monitoring employee health to ensure safety for the entire staff and each customer.
- Layouts of restaurants should be adjusted to facilitate social distancing. Outdoor seating should be used as much as possible, and restaurants can use apps and texts for notifications instead of buzzers. Locations should be marked to allow customers to safely wait for their table or food outside of the restaurant.
- Self-serve food and drink stations should be closed and replaced with designated pickup areas.
- Employees must continue to be diligent with washing hands and routinely cleaning surfaces. Single-use menus and condiments are suggested, and doors and windows should be open to increase circulation.
Once your staff creates a safe environment to reopen, the focus quickly turns to delighting your customers with delicious dishes. Fresh ingredients are an essential part of serving quality food, and in turn, keeping your customers happy and coming back for more.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has plagued the foodservice industry with uncertainty for months. Chasin Foods will help your reopening process by delivering reliable quality and value for all your foodservice needs!
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