The moment a customer walks into the restaurant, the first thing they notice is how clean it is. A restaurant that looks unsanitary is a deal breaker for most, if not all, customers, more so than terrible food. If cleanliness and sanitation is not your top priority, it should be! You’re not just risking health violations at the next health inspection, but also a multitude of food-borne illnesses. Therefore, it’s just as important to pay attention to the cleanliness of your restaurant as it is to scrutinize the texture of that gravy.
Most restaurants often forget the fact that customers observe their staff closely. Any stains or spills on their uniforms might be an indication of how unclean the restaurant generally is, even if that’s not always the case. Therefore, it’s important that staff uniforms are kept clean and neat at all times.
Washroom and toilets
Another extremely important feature that a customer would remember about a restaurant is the cleanliness of its toilets. And they will always remember those that are not and would probably refrain from making a second trip. Therefore, all washrooms and toilets should be cleaned regularly, every hour if possible, especially if the restaurant is very crowded. Areas that are prone to constant touching should be disinfected regularly to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria and harmful diseases.
Animals should not be allowed in the restaurant premises as customers will consider it unsanitary and customers might even have certain animal allergies. Smaller animals such as cockroaches and flies should be exterminated to eliminate the health risks they carry. This may require hiring office cleaning services Sydney as they are more capable and experienced in getting rid of unwanted pests. As the removal of such pests almost always involves the use of poisonous chemicals, the task is best left for professionals who would know the best chemical use, especially given that certain chemicals are poisonous if ingested.
We rarely ever think that wheelie bins need good food factory cleaning. But garbage carrying bins too need regular cleaning, both inside and out. This is to ensure that they don’t attract pests such as rats or retain excess water in them.
Fridge and freezer
We often forget to regularly clean the appliance that stores all our food, but it’s important that we do. Before cleaning, the fridge should be emptied of all its contents and all the items should be checked for their expiration dates before they are placed back. A multipurpose cleaner and a damp cloth can be used to clean the shelves and the inside of the freezer.