Reopening Reminders & Opportunities
As of this past Friday 9/18, San Francisco received the green light to reopen their restaurants’ indoors at the end of the month. 25% capacity and no more than 100 people inside are allowed.
With this plan in place, restaurants are scurrying to get their businesses ready inside to meet requirements. Whether your business is within San Francisco or in an area about to open up or still waiting… the below tips are essential to implement prior to opening.
You see more and more businesses going cashless. Protect your staff and your customers by incorporating a touch free credit card processing system. We offer a variety of options that integrate or can replace your current system.
Clover just launched Scan to Pay option and our systems are all able to accept Apple Pay. In addition to safety, our rates are low and can’t be beat.
Add Online Ordering
If you didn’t have online ordering on your website before, now is a great time to incorporate it. We offer ways you can order online right from your table to reduce the amount of face to face interaction between guests and staff.
Post Your Safety Rules
Prior to opening inside, make sure you put up on the door to your business, the rules for wearing masks, temperature checks (if you will be conducting them), social distancing reminders and other ways your business is ensuring the spread of Covid.
Share this on your social media accounts and send a “What to Expect Before Your Visit” e-mail to your mailing list.
Look at Your Materials
Now is the chance to update your menus or materials you use to share information with your guests. You can opt for one-use paper menus that are recycled immediately after each use or you can use one of the new paper materials that can be sanitized and wiped down. And of course, there is always laminated menus to easily sanitize.
Train & Educate Staff Regularily
There are so many new variables that everyone is now working with, you will want to meet with your staff often to make sure they know the new protocols and processes.
Continue to work with your staff on proper sanitizing practices, making sure they know the process for guests arriving to when they leave, show them where used materials go (pens, menus, etc), where cleaning materials are and how they should be enforcing the safety measures with guests.
To help you incorporate these updates to your business, you can reach out to our team of restaurant experts here.