With the pandemic becoming a thing of the past, more and more people are looking to dine out. That means it’s time to re-open your restaurant and take advantage of all that new demand. Here’s a look at 7 steps to help you get your restaurant reopened the right way.
1) Plan your staffing and labor needs
When you reopen, you will need to have the right amount of staff. You will want to make sure that you have the staff ready to keep your business’s efficient and profitable.
2) Enact safety protocols
Make sure that your restaurant has enacted all the social distancing, food hygiene, and employee hygiene safety protocols. Be sure to check for the latest rules and updates from your local government.
3) Communicate with vendors
Be sure to coordinate as early as possible with suppliers and distributors of all the services you need to make sure that the restaurant is ready for service. With many restaurants opening at the same time, you might find delays in the delivery of supplies.
4) Create a safe and comfortable floor plan around social distancing measures
Even though the pandemic is almost over, you may want to consider having a plan for social distancing as diners may feel uncomfortable sitting too close to each other. Be sure to mindfully create a floor plan before you open.
5) Implement a plan to handle take-out orders
You may find that more of business will consist of take-out orders. You may use the popular delivery services, and be sure that you have the correct system to handle these take-out orders. Having customers satisfied means keeping orders coming in through the phone and online. Remember that time and precision are your keys!
6) Market your reopening
You will want to make sure that people know about your restaurant’s reopening. Be sure to have your social media outreach in place and start sharing some pictures of your menu and promos to get your patrons excited about the opening.
7) Select the right payment solution
You will want to make sure that you have the right payment processor that accepts a wide range of payment methods and makes your transactions easy, fast, and secure while you provide a reliable service.
Let INKAS Payments help you re-open your restaurant. INKAS Payments offers a wide selection of modern POS terminals for restaurants to help you grow your sales. Contact us today to get an instant quote. We’re ready to help make your restaurant reopening a big success.