Nov 5, 2021
COVID-19 has created new, major challenges for multi-unit restaurants:
Multi-unit restaurant operators faced their fair share of operational difficulties before the pandemic. After all, managing multiple stores over a wide geographical area is no simple task. But as COVID-19 continues to affect the restaurant industry, operators are forced to find new and innovative ways to heighten their awareness of the safety, cleanliness and health of their stores.
The first step in keeping restaurant patrons safe from COVID-19, is keeping employees safe. Using a simple process that quickly screens employees for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, Blanket allows restaurant operators to review and approve staff results before allowing them to work their shift.
Blanket offers health screening functionality as a standard on the app. Restaurants can choose pre-built health screening templates or design their own to comply with local regulations. Health checks are instantly deployed to every employee’s mobile phone via the Blanket app and can be made a
pre-shift requirement. Managers can set conditional approvals that employees are required to pass before starting their shift. If they fail, separate measures can be put in place to detail the procedure. Catching early symptoms and exposure reduces the risk of spreading disease while avoiding costly restaurant closures.
Because guidelines frequently change during a pandemic, this screening process and the onsite policies need to be agile and adaptable. Blanket enables restaurants to screen quickly and instantly make changes to the questions and protocols in all of their stores based on the most up to date regulations and requirements.