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Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
Nashville, TN
Greco
Boston, MA
Bon Me
Cambridge, MA
Los Tios
Houston, TX
Deacon's New South
Nashville, TN
Le Peep Cafe & Pub
Mount Prospect, IL
Prep
Atlanta, GA
Burger Bar Chicago
Chicago, IL
Giammarco's
Westerville, OH
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
Nashville, TN
Greco
Boston, MA
Bon Me
Cambridge, MA
Los Tios
Houston, TX
Deacon's New South
Nashville, TN
Le Peep Cafe & Pub
Mount Prospect, IL
Prep
Atlanta, GA
Burger Bar Chicago
Chicago, IL
Giammarco's
Westerville, OH
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Trust20 covers 20 Tactics over 4 categories

Cleaning & Sanitizing

Confidently understand what it takes to thoroughly clean your restaurant. These tactics cover food safety, sanitizing, disinfecting, and air ventilation.

Social Distancing

Thoughtfully consider ways to implement social distancing measures in your space. These tactics cover operational measures and space changes for front- and back-of-house, contactless payment and pick-up options, and best practices for admitting and serving healthy customers.

Employee Health & Safety

Carefully plan how to support your most important asset - your people. These tactics outline best practices for PPE, handwashing protocols, daily health checks, and relevant HR practices and policy.

Diner Health & Safety

Creatively explore ways to share your cleaning and safety measures with your customers. These tactics introduce methods, messages, and relevant signage that effectively communicate your safety efforts and help set new expectations for customers.

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