Covid-19 Essential Items
The restaurant industry was hit hard by the Corona Virus pandemic and we want to do everything possible to help. To get the front of your house ready for operation we have consulted guidance from the following agencies and organizations:
- Food and Drug Administration
- The Center for Disease Control
- The World Health Organization
- The National Restaurant Association
- The James Beard Foundation
We have been hard at work finding products for you that will meet these national guidelines.
The CDC offers this guidance as it pertains to the front of your restaurant:
- Install physical barriers, such as sneeze guards and partitions, particularly in areas where it is difficult for individuals to remain at least 6 feet apart. Barriers can be useful in restaurant kitchens and at cash registers, host stands, or food pickup areas where maintaining physical distance of at least 6 feet is difficult.
- Change restaurant and bar layouts to ensure that all customer parties remain at least 6 feet apart (e.g., marking tables/stools that are not for use).
- Limit seating capacity to allow for social distancing.
- Prioritize outdoor seating as much as possible.
- Ask customers to wait in their cars or away from the establishment while waiting to pick up food or when waiting to be seated. Inform customers of food pickup and dining protocols on the business’ website and on posted signs.
- Discourage crowded waiting areas by using phone app, text technology, or signs to alert patrons when their table is ready. Avoid using “buzzers” or other shared objects.
- Consider options for dine-in customers to order ahead of time to limit the amount of time spent in the establishment.
Restaurant Booth Dividers
Our Restaurant Booth Divider is a perfect barrier for separating booths when they can’t by physically separated. These dividers are a cost-effective solution that won’t damage your current booths. The restaurant booth dividers latch on to the back of the booth using an elastic strap.
Many states have imposed restrictions on indoor capacity, but some cities are loosening outdoor dining restrictions and even closing off streets to allow restaurants to use that space for Outdoor Restaurant Furniture. We have a wide range of outdoor restaurant furniture that is perfect to take advantage of these opportunities to make up for lost indoor capacity. Our furniture experts can help you find the outdoor restaurant furniture that fits your needs.
Temperature Monitoring Devices
One way to make your customers feel safe entering your restaurant is to screen customers and employees for elevated temperatures using an infra-red thermographic device. These IR Temperature Cameras devices have been widely used for years. Because some carriers of the virus do not exhibit high temperatures, this is not a fail-safe way to prevent the virus from entering your premises, however, the FDA issued guidance expanding the use of non-FDA approved telethermographic Infra-red equipment for triage use during this health crisis.