Local Groups Band Together to Produce Restaurant Reopening Guide

AWE Collective

Eateries across the state are starting to reopen their doors today, and while many have approached this moment with great anticipation, others remain concerned about retooling their practices, maintaining a safe environment and otherwise prioritizing public safety.

That’s why full-service agency AWE Collective, KIND Hospitality and Local First Arizona have joined forces to produce “Reopening AZ, A restaurant guide, from restaurant people,” a free downloadable resource that helps local businesses navigate the reopening of their eateries. Covering everything from how to clean and sanitize various parts of the restaurant to how to maximize the safety and health of staff and guests, this guide provides a go-to game plan business owners can reference while adapting to the industry’s “new normal.”

As the name behind hundreds of restaurant concepts ranging from fast-casual and fine-dining establishments to airport kiosks, KIND Hospitality has a vested interest in seeing today’s restaurants reopen successfully and is uniquely positioned to offer guidance in this area.

“The team at KIND Hospitality has a wealth of helpful information not only for standard sit-down restaurants but for many other types of hospitality and food-service businesses, too,” said AWE Collective Owner & Creative Director Ty James Largo, noting that the guide offers advice specific to certain segments of the restaurant industry, among them bars, drive-thru restaurants and fast-casual eateries. “There’s no “one-size-fits-all” reopening formula that applies to all restaurants, but this guide provides direction that’s specific to your type of business.”

As the marketing mouthpiece behind many of Arizona’s biggest names in hospitality, AWE Collective also offers a unique perspective that goes well beyond what type of sanitizer best kills germs on hard surfaces. In addition to providing cleaning and sanitation guidelines, the “Best Practices” guide covers material ranging from how to create a reopening plan with company leadership to how to plan for possible product shortages and shipping delays that may arise in an uncertain business climate.

“At Local First Arizona, our goal has always been to strengthen the economy by helping small businesses succeed,” said Local First Arizona’s Thomas Barr. “That’s why we created this completely free resource by locals and for locals to access to help themselves reopen – and stay open – in the wake of recent world events.”

To access AWE Collective, KIND Hospitality and Local First Arizona’s “Best Practices Guide to Reopening Your Restaurant,” visit localfirstaz.com/covidresources.

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