Little by little, the restaurant industry will recover, as restaurants, bars, and cafes will be allowed to reopen after the Coronavirus lockdown. However, easing out of quarantine restrictions does not mean “back to normal” life. Restaurants may have to adapt to a new reality when they open their doors again, with half-empty dining rooms, a greater level of hygiene, regular disinfection, masked waiters, disposable menus, and reservations accepted purely online or by phone.
Reopening days between countries or regions may vary, but safety requirements to minimize opportunities for spreading the virus will be similar: There must be a 2 metre distance between groups and a maximum number of four adults per table. Also, customers must be separated from other groups by a screen, wall, or glass. There are also many more requirements for deep cleaning, disinfection and ventilation. So, getting back to business may be a big challenge for many restaurants.
How can restaurants employ the TableIn online reservation system, seeking to facilitate implementation of these rules?
Ensure safe dining times with Tablein templates
TableIn online reservation system has a unique “template function” tool, that allows you to set exact times within which your customers can book a table. This allows restaurants to control reservations, avoiding a big mess in the planning of reservations, as well as prevent all of your customers from arriving at once, at popular times. On top of this, you can plan time for your staff to have timed breaks in which they can prepare the area for other visitors.
Ensure safe distances with Tablein templates
The system also allows accepting reservations to specific tables. In order to keep distance requirements, the staff can select every second table and eliminate tables from mass transit areas. In “normal restaurant life“ this function works perfectly and restaurants can eliminate empty time slots between bookings to sell more tables.
Secure less staff contact with customers
Tablein reservation system allows the guest to choose not only the day, time, and number of people for their booking, but the exact menu they want. Also, they can provide more information about their dinner, including allergies to certain ingredients. This will help restaurants to operate with internal management processes that ensure shorter contact between the waiting staff and guests.
Collect customers data in case they could be contacted
Visitors to restaurants and pubs will be required to provide their full name and phone number in case they need to be contacted, should an outbreak be subsequently detected. Tablein helps securely collect this data from all reservations. If the worst-case scenario did happen (i.e. someone who has visited your restaurant has tested positive), the restaurant staff can send out emergency messages to necessary guests.
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