With the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7D, that requires restaurants, eating establishments, and bars that serve food to temporarily move to take-out and delivery services only, here are tips for offering take-out and delivery services.
- Utilize your email marketing list to let your customers know your open;
- If you do not offer delivery service, Sign up for food delivery service, (Grubhub, Ubereats, Doordash);
- HeyStamford! has put together a list of restaurants that offer take away service. If you would like to be added to that list please email PJ@HeyStamford.com
If you offer takeaway service:
- Limit the number of people entering the restaurant to pick up food in order to maintain a 6 foot social distance from each other;
- Put a sign in your window with your businesses phone number to allow for customers to “call in” and notify staff that they are outside ready for delivery;
- Allow car door delivery in the parking areas;
- Outdoor waiting areas should maintain a 6 foot social distance from each other. There is no outdoor seating allowed at this time as it does not meet the 6 foot social distancing precaution.
- Cashiers should wear gloves to handle all monetary transactions
If you offer delivery service:
- “Leave at Door Delivery” - Specify with the customer on where they would like the food delivered. (i.e. “Please leave my order at the door” or “ring my doorbell and leave in the lobby.”)
- Try to use electronic payments instead of cash.
- Delivery drivers should be sanitizing their vehicle, wiping down steering wheels and doors, as well as, sanitizing hands and wearing gloves.
Gift Certificates or "Restaurant Bonds"
- Offer discounts specials for online gift certificates purchase. This is a vital part of you strategy to maintain cash flow over the next couple of months.