When restaurants reopen, they will likely be doing things very differently to protect customers and staff from COVID-19 and any other viruses. Eat This, Not That shared some of the new guidelines that the National Restaurant Association has compiled with help from the FDA, CDC, and EPA. These are a few of the measures they are recommending be taken by food service establishments:
- The end of preset tables. Instead of silverware placed directly on a table, it will be tightly wrapped to avoid exposure.
- New menus. They should be easy to sanitize (plastic) or disposable (paper).
- So long, salad bar. Buh bye, buffet. Even with a sneeze guard, the food is susceptible to contamination.
- No more unwrapped straws. That should apply to coffee stirrers, too.
- BYOL. If you like lemon in your sweet tea, you may want to bring it from home. Restaurants are advised to get rid of self-service stations with sliced fruit.
What other changes do you think restaurants, bars, and coffee shops should make before you go back to them?