When you’re in charge of running a restaurant, you want to make sure it’s as clean as possible. It doesn’t matter how large your establishment is, or what type of food you serve. No one wants to be in a dark, dingy location, even if that adds to the charm. Here are some tips for keeping your restaurant clean this spring.
Make Food Safety a Priority
Chefs, servers, bussers, and dishwashers will all be handling the food in your restaurant. Make sure everyone prioritizes food safety. This means that everybody needs to pay attention to hygiene, including washing their hands before and after they visit the restroom, wearing hair nets, and not standing in food prep areas if they are sick that day. It’s probably better if you let them have the day off if they call in legitimately sick. This way, your reputation improves, and you can avoid low scores on inspections done by the health department.
Don’t be Discouraged
However, if you do get low scores from the health department, don’t be discouraged. Take this as a teachable moment instead. Low grades can cost you hundreds and even thousands of dollars in lost business. However, it’s best to be proactive. Improve your food safety guidelines if this happens, and think of the health inspectors as allies and not enemies.
Keep Pests Out
Many insects and other pests will try to sneak into your restaurant. Keep them out at all costs. This includes roaches, flies, and rodents. If you aren’t sure whether or not you’re playing host to unwanted visitors, give the pest control department a call. They can come and inspect for the presence of pests, and help guide you through the process of getting rid of them. If you don’t, then you could run the risk of being shut down in the name of public safety.
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