After two-months of operating to-go only, Upward Projects will thoughtfully re-open in-restaurant dining at its collection of foodie-favorites across Arizona, including Postino WineCafé, Windsor, Churn, Joyride Taco House and Federal Pizza. Upward Projects will begin their phased reopening on Thursday, May 14, with all locations open by Saturday, May 16.
Most important, all locations will open with heightened operational measures to protect the health and safety of their Team and Guests. Standards will strictly adhere to guidelines provided by local and national government, as well as an additional layer of meticulous safety protocols developed by the Upward Projects team.
“While we’re excited to re-open our doors, we knew the only way we would be okay doing this is if we placed the health and safety of our Teams and Guests as our number one priority,” said Lauren Bailey, Co-Founder and CEO of Upward Projects. “Our Team is taking this very seriously and has been collaborating with many different advisors and industry peers on best practices. We have an obligation to our guests to make sure they feel better leaving our establishment than they did coming in. We’ve thought through and obsessed over every facet of this revised guest experience – safety measures, how it looks and how it feels.”
New safety measures include thoughtfully redesigned floor plans that allow social distancing and open-air inside and outside seating, hand sanitizer accessible to guests and sanitization stations utilized by the Team, digital and single-use menus as well as increased, rigorous sanitization of high touch areas. Staff will undergo daily wellness checks including temperatures being taken, symptom screen and requirements to wash their hands every 30 minutes minimum. Additionally, as a measure of extra precaution, Upward Projects team members will temporarily wear masks and gloves, with the promise of “big smiles (and occasional dance moves)”.
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Upward Projects creates inspired restaurants that are connected to the communities they serve. Built a foundation on historically relevant buildings integral to the neighborhoods they surround. Hallmarks include pairing delicious food with local ingredients, bespoke beverage programs and a warm, friendly culture that brings everyone together. Recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies for the fourth year in a row, and the Nation’s Restaurant News “Power 50” list in 2019, Upward Projects proudly features 15 markedly unique restaurants over five brands in three states. Five additional locations are currently in development. Led by Postino, an Arizona-born restaurant concept with 10 locations across Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, Upward Projects has built a cult-like following with gorgeous mid century adaptive reuse design, trend-setting real estate selection, and decked-out menus of crave-worthy sharables that’ll instigate last-bite fights. Upward Projects also promotes in-fill development by focusing on adaptive reuse projects and creating modern “third places” that enhance the neighborhood culture they inhabit.