Imagine a dining room filled with diners in your restaurant while a queue waits outside. Rush hour in your restaurant has begun. However, living in covid times means that your premise and all items need to be properly sanitized before the next crowd comes in.
During the peak of the pandemic, the food industry was one of the hardest to be hit. As a business that hinges on cleanliness, sanitization is of utmost importance especially the way you keep things clean. And when it comes to your restaurant’s cleanliness, expectations are even higher now.
Keeping your restaurant clean can be challenging especially during peak hours where service hours are long and if your premise is large. However, cleaning is very important to prevent cross-contamination. To make sure you cover all the nooks and crannies, you need a cleaning system. Here’s what you should do.
Disinfect all surfaces frequently:
Regular cleaning and disinfection of all visible surfaces where people and staffs touch help prevent germs and bacteria build up. And of course, after serving hours, the whole premise needs to be sanitized to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Keep floors clean from grime daily:
Don’t let your customers see the unsightly shoe prints, grease, dust and other dirt on the floor which might have accumulated over the hours.
Wash and disinfect all kitchen utensils after every use:
All cooking utensils should be washed and sanitized to remove food, oil stains and germs to prevent foodborne diseases. Walk-in refrigerators should also be disinfected as food are stored inside.
Regular cleaning of kitchen walls and ceilings:
In an environment with high heat and humidity, grease stains and grime can accumulate quickly on walls and ceilings, turning them into a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Perform weekly deep cleaning to ensure the entire cooking area is clean and safe for cooking.
Keep the restaurant toilets clean:
When customers see your toilet, it speaks volumes about your cleaning standards. Daily cleaning is necessary to keep your toilets fresh and bacteria-free.
Dispose waste with care:
Food and litter left on the floor or near the garbage area can attract pests which carry diseases. Before they start a breeding ground in your premise, ensure the area is clean regularly to reduce the chances of infestations.
Changing your behavior in keeping things clean and sanitary makes a difference. By adhering to the cleaning and sanitizing regulations, as well as ramping up cleaning frequency, you can weather this storm.