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How to improve surface cleaning in your restaurant

Surface hygiene is, of course, an important pillar of food safety—and customer perceptions. The CDC emphasizes that restaurants and bars should clean and disinfect frequently touched areas “at least daily, and as much as possible.”1 Meanwhile, a recent survey found that 57% of customers would feel more comfortable in restaurants where retailers and operators regularly […]

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The science behind hand hygiene in restaurants

Many customers are still afraid to come back to restaurants during COVID-19. 57% say they’re concerned they will touch surfaces someone else has touched.1 And they’re right, they will. But that worry can be minimized, especially if restaurants have a robust, science-based hand hygiene program and communicate it to patrons. This overview will give you the […]

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How to reduce restaurant takeout waste

Takeout has been the next-best thing to a silver lining for the restaurant industry during COVID-19, but now one factor threatens to tarnish its sterling image: plastic waste. Shortly before the pandemic hit, the World Wildlife Federation projected a 40% increase in plastic pollution over the next decade.1 The COVID-driven surge in takeout has made […]

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5 ways to design a safer restaurant experience

Restaurant patrons are not simply bored and hungry as they hunker down at home during this pandemic – they’re also worried about the future of their favorite restaurants. A recent survey on why people choose a restaurant, reported by the firm Datassentials in “Report 17: The Next Phase,” found that “supporting restaurants that need help” had […]

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Foodservice tips to maximize restaurant takeout profits

6 restaurant tips to maximize takeout profitability

Off-premise was already on-trend in the restaurant industry well before COVID-19. According to Morgan Stanley estimates, online delivery is set to grow from $260 billion in 2017 to $325 billion in 2020 – and possibly $470 billion by 2025.1 But now there’s something coming on stronger than even delivery: takeout. Just since the advent of […]

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