Many states and cities are now reimagining their winter restaurant operations and extending their outdoor dining setups to accommodate guests throughout the winter. Due to the current pandemic, it has become quite difficult for restaurant owners to make the most out of their business. However, there are a few things you’re able to do to ensure that your eatery is set up to provide a cozy, clean, and enjoyable dining experience that keeps both your customers and staff safe. Read on to learn more!
Adopt or Modify Your Reservation Policies
A reservation system is a wonderful way to optimize your restaurant space. By setting some clear expectations for how long customers are allowed to stay at a table, you are able to maximize capacity and avoid overcrowding and overbooking. Just make sure to leave enough buffer time between reservations to clean off tables. H.C. Walterhoefer has all of the sanitation supplies you’ll need, like disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.
Make Sure All Safety Procedures Are Up to Date
To be safe, take your customers’ temperatures before they come into your restaurant, and make sure to have plenty of hand sanitizer stations and extra masks on hand for guests who may have forgotten theirs. You could also provide diners with an additional pouch to store their masks while they dine – along with an antibacterial wipe for extra cleanliness. Consider placing your menus online to prevent the spread of potential germs. You can also distance your tables out appropriately and establish some signage system so your staff and diners both know which tables are ready to use and which ones have to be cleaned. Your customers will appreciate all of the extra efforts that you’re putting into keeping everything clean, and they’ll feel better about coming back.
Prepare Your Restaurant Space
There are two things your eatery will need for comfortable and safe winter dining: ventilation and heat. If it gets a bit cold in your area, especially a night, make sure you’ve got heaters, tents, and lamps all available to keep your guests warm. This is key because you don’t want people leaving due to being uncomfortable because of the cold.
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