MoT releases Dineout’s WhitePaper on Guidelines for restaurants
In addition to its fatal effects on human lives & livelihoods, the COVID-19 outbreak has instilled fear in several industries including restaurants, hotels & aviation. As governments & public health agencies stress upon the importance of social distancing as a way to ‘flatten the curve’ over time, Dineout has unveiled a first-of-its-kind whitepaper with guidelines and best practices for the F&B industry restaurant industry in a post-COVID F&B industry. world.
The whitepaper lists down restoration guidelines for the restaurant industry on staff management, staff health & safety, restaurant space sanitisation, food safety, social distancing, inventory management, and measures for takeaway & delivery business models. It addresses key actionable points to successfully operate in a contactless manner, keeping the safety of both diners and staff members under consideration.
The white paper was released by the Additional Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Ms. Rupinder Brar. She recognised the merits of Contactless Dining as a confidence-building measure to bring back diners, and reiterated the importance of following the recommended practices when it comes to restaurant operations. This is to ensure that restaurants are safe spaces for diners as well as staff members.
Ms. Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India said, “ In the past, humanity stands witness to the opportunities created out of the challenges people have faced. And this is another one from them, a situation which we are facing all over the world. As rightly said by Dineout, technology can always be used in a big way in such situations. I am glad to see through your initiative that technology can be used to create a safe environment for everyone, and hence re-assuring that basic protocols while dining out are in place.”
Ankit Mehrotra, Co-Founder & CEO – Dineout said, “As the world negotiates the enduring impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our interaction with the outside world will reorient in both the short and long term for the sake of personal hygiene and public health. These post-COVID sensibilities are likely to have an enduring impact in how the country’s food & beverages industry is expected to operate, and the ‘Reinventing The Wheel: Dining Out In A Post-COVID Era’ whitepaper is our way to help Indian restaurateurs comprehend and adapt to this ‘new normal’ and the rapidly evolving demands of Indian diners. As a leading restaurant tech platform, we aspire to empower restaurateurs with our tech innovations to help fight this crisis, and reassure them that the human desire for good food & good time with loved ones will never go out of vogue.”