It’s not just the food that brings customers back, but the restaurant’s presentation itself.
Cleaning isn’t fun, especially at a restaurant with 20+ tables and hourly spills. No one likes to do it, but in order to keep the restaurant in business and keeping customers happy… it needs to happen.
Here are 7 daily musts for cleaning a restaurant:
- Wash tables, bars, chairs, and booths with a clean, sanitized rag. Also, make sure to dry off the surfaces before customers are seated.
- Bathrooms should be sanitized from top to bottom and stocked with soap, paper towels, and toilet paper. (Bathrooms should really be checked on the hour.)
- Tile or wood floors need to be swept and mopped after closing or if spills occur (make sure to have signs/cones to warn customers and employees of wet floors.) Carpet areas should also be vacuumed thoroughly.
- Condiments bottles should be wiped down and the lids should be spotless of dried condiments. No one likes crusty ketchup falling onto their plates.
- Menus need to be wiped down after each use. Believe or not, they can get pretty dirty.
- Clean windows and doors when there are fingerprints and streaks.
- Dust/wash anything from walls, decor, blinds and light fixtures.
There is no reason for employees to have nothing to do during hours, even when it’s not busy. Cleaning is not a one woman/man job. It’s a group effort and should be distributed to all.