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National Restaurant Association Launches ServSafe Certification to Help Restaurants Reopen

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Topics: Restaurants

July 14, 2020

As restaurants prepare to welcome customers back for on-premise dining, they are faced with two challenges: following state and local guidelines and keeping staff and customers safe. As the largest foodservice trade association in the world, The National Restaurant Association launched a new initiative called The ServSafe Commitment, which helps restaurant operators meet the highest standards and showcase their ongoing commitment to the health and safety of their employees and customers.

This voluntary program consists of recommendations that are intended to complement existing federal, state, and local guidance and regulations concerning cleaning and sanitation, personal hygiene, social distancing, and health monitoring.

Restaurants that follow the Association’s reopening guidance, local guidelines, and have ServSafe certified employees will receive a Commitment logo to display on door decals, windows, or menus, thereby clearly communicating to your customers  that your operation is following regulations and the highest safety standards so that they feel safe to return.

The ServSafe Dining Commitment consists of 4 simple steps, and you just need to designate a person as a contact to go through the process. By joining you get help with:

  • Spreading the word that you are open for business
  • Reassuring customers that your restaurant staff is trained in the newest food and serving safety procedures
  • Increasing the frequency of on-premise dining
  • Moving customer sentiment back towards dining out

Adopting the best practices is something your business should promote during your reopening, and by adding the ServSafe Dining Commitment, you will make a powerful statement to your customers, "We are ready.”

Ready to join or learn more? Visit the ServeSave website to Make a Commitment.

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