As Massachusetts and New Hampshire begin to reopen, our dedication to the local restaurant community matters even more. Restaurants are now allowing outside seating which creates a new wave of concern that American Lazer can help solve.
Diners are coming out to support their local restaurants but what can you do as a restaurant manager or owner to help assuage their nervousness? The following steps will help your guests feel more at ease:
1. Increase sanitation locations for patrons and employees.
2. Separate tables by six feet to increase social distancing.
3. Offer disposable, one-time-use menus, plates, napkins, and utensils.
One-time use products are increasing in popularity and necessity. Paper products, especially menus, eliminate the chance of multiple people touching the same surfaces and passing germs. And, plastic menus have always been known to be the germ culprit. According to a 2019 WebMD article, traces of E. coli and staph can be found on plastic menus – and that was before Covid-19! Plus, plastic menus cannot absorb water, so it sits there until it evaporates, which gives bacteria plenty of time to grow.1 Imagine what those plastic menus are carrying now.
Paper menus are a great solution for reducing the chances of spreading germs at your restaurant. If you do not own an MFP printer/copier, the cost to print menus can be prohibitive and as a result you may want to resort to plastic menus. Fortunately, American Lazer can help you put your customers at ease by offering a full range of MFP printers/copiers. Speak to a rep regarding your restaurant’s requirements and they will suggest the best MFP printer/copier for your needs.
As customers begin to leave their houses to support your restaurant, remind them of all the precautions you are taking to keep your staff and them healthy.