Do you adore dining out, but are afraid of what awaits us when restaurants finally open?
Well, you are not alone … and remember, at least this is only temporary … (although is it also likely some establishments may incorporate new procedures for the long term).
As if restaurants haven’t already faced a significant impact due to Covid-19, now they have a lot to think about once they decide to reopen to a changed world. Sure it is scary to step out of your comfort zone, but do you want to do takeout or cook at home forever?!
To get an idea of what awaits us, both patrons and restaurants will have to look at other cities in the world who have already re-opened for a blueprint, as well as following the new government guidelines. If you are prepared to adhere to the proper guidance and protocols you will be rewarded with a nice night out, great service, lovely decor, and someone other than yourself to prepare your food and clean up after you.
What kind of big changes can you expect in the restaurant industry once they re-open? For sure, the days of standing shoulder to shoulder at a bar or sharing a meal for ten are over for now.
Here are some of the changes you may be seeing.
I am sure there are other protocols that I missed, but you get a general idea. Safety first must be the new normal. Restaurants are waiting to serve us and they will create new experiences with a new level of safety standards and levels of service. Protective measures will make a difference. This is all a lot of work for the restaurant industry, but they are a determined and resilient bunch. Hopefully, they will be able to weather the storm. To quote Dickens, “these may be the worst of times”, but I pray there is a dim light that can be seen at the end of the tunnel. Keep calm and carry on because social distancing is here to stay for the time being. Remember fear is only temporary, regrets are forever.
When the world opens up again, where do you want to eat?