As restaurants around the world begin reopening their dine-in service, the safety of their customers and employees is priority number one. And while all of them are taking many of the same safety measures, like placing tables at least six feet apart, providing hand sanitizers and using instruction and warning signs, some restaurants are getting creative in their distancing measures.
In Amsterdam, the vegetarian restaurant Mediamatic ETEN, which normally serves guests in a large greenhouse, decided to build stylish "quarantine greenhouses." Their clever thinking is making news around the world as they serve four-course vegetarian meals. In Bangkok, some restaurants have tables with plastic screens attached as well as floor markings indicating where people should stand. In some Starbucks, they’re roping off certain areas to facilitate distancing.
Other reopening measures include a much higher standard of cleanliness and sanitization, including providing hand sanitizers for each customer, and offering contactless payments, such as mobile pay and pay at the table. And, of course, many restaurants will continue to offer curbside pickup, take-out, delivery and outdoor dining.