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How Restaurants Can Reduce Losses During Corona Virus Outbreak?

We have collected some important data on what to do to reduce losses and risks in restaurants due to corona virus pandemic (COVID-19). Learn what to do and how to get ready for future.

Close the premises, but never stop the food production.

More number of states implements the shutdown of restaurants, bars and other eateries. The statewide shutdown doesn't mean the need to completely close the locations! The shutdown applies to all transactions inside the premises.

You can still sell and deliver. Beneath we explained in detail how to do it securely for restaurants and customers.

Start selling online through restaurant online food ordering system

With the help of Takeaway Genie, you can start selling food online in a short time.

A clear step by step instruction is the best way to start selling online ordering system.

Why you should sell from your own site?

Starting sales on the portal may take to several weeks and time is important at this moment.

Also, ordering portals charge a high commission that you are most likely not prepared to pay right now.

You can have your own system with a low cost, stable and predictable membership form.

Start making deliveries and/or take-out

Don’t send executives to home.

You can include the premises services team to quickly sort out take-outs and deliveries. Adapt to new conditions and respond as needed. The number of online orders will be growing quicker than at any other time at this moment.

Start making no contact deliveries and pickups

Give your customer a no-contact delivery option.

While delivering the order, the courier should leave food at the door send a SMS with delivery data to the customer.

With respect to taking out and pick-ups, arrange a place before the premise, for example a table or counter, where you will place orders for customers.

Extra countermeasures will reduce the risk, console customers and support ordering.

Inform customers about delivery without personal contact

Communicate introduced security changes and conventions with your customers every way:

  • Write on the landing page and in the menu

  • Write on your Facebook fanpage

  • Send information by SMS and email

Sample message:

"Order secure delivery without reaching the courier. Order food, choose online payment and our dispatch will leave a meal at the doorstep of your doorstep of your door and call or send you a SMS with delivery data"

Run online payments

Online payments will allow you to delivery. Studies show that on paper, or banknotes, the infection can persevere for as long as 24 hours.

In Takeaway Genie you have complete access to online payments without consenting to a seperate agreement.

Enter extra safety measures

A few examples of countermeasures:

  • Every day check whether couriers show signs of illness with temperature estimation

  • Daily disinfection of all equipment used by couriers

  • The necessity for regular washing/disinfecting hands by couriers

The most effective method to reduce the spread of germs in your restaurant

Regular Wash your Hands

Hand washing is the initial step to proper hygiene in the work environment, yet during a viral outbreak, it becomes basic. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and make certain to completely scrub between fingers, under fingernails and past your wrists. Ensure every all your staff follow these guidelines.

Minimize Close Contact

Totally avoid human contact from human contact whenever possible, Organize no-contact deliveries and pick-ups and implement no-money policy. In case if, insulate yourself behind defensive glass during contact with a customer or keep away from it.

Disinfect routinely

Take additional care while experiencing your disinfecting routine and apply more regard for normal surfaces like door handles, light switches, menus and POS station and other frequently handled things.


Lauren Deol

Lauren Deol is Takeaway Genie's Content Strategist. She writes about the trends, tips and other things that enable customers serve better and be more helpful awesome overall. She also writes about the need and importance of having a website for a takeaway business to run their business successfully.