As various state guidelines are allowing for different phases of reopening throughout America, Hooters is ramping up plans to return to a sense of dine-in normalcy by opening the doors to over 150 locations.
The wings purveyor has announced that they have safely re-opened these locations for dine-in, with delivery and curbside pickup options still available. It's a bold move amidst concerns of whether it really is safe for communal dining rooms to open back up, but to reassure diners, Hooters has outlined the list of health and safety measures that it will be adhering to:
- Maintaining six feet distance between all persons
- Limiting the number of guests into the restaurant following state and local occupancy requirements
- Increased cleaning and sanitation throughout the restaurant, including wipe downs of tables after each use, hourly wipe downs of high contact areas, and nightly deep cleanings
- Providing hand sanitizer stations at the entrance and throughout the restaurant
- Frequent hand washing by all team members (at least every 30 minutes or more if needed)
- Requiring team members to wear gloves & face coverings at all times (with gloves being replaced after each guest interaction); They also ask that guests follow local and state mandates regarding face coverings
- Conducting daily team member wellness screenings, including temperature checks
- A hygiene captain is assigned to each shift to ensure compliance to all guidelines
This extensive plan of action sounds like a good start to having diners back in their locations and hopefully can be a glimpse into how the rest of the nation will make its way back to a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy when dining out.