My son is the reporter for his school magazine and his topic for this month drew my attention. “What’s a super spreader, Mom?” he asked as he sat down for dinner. “The word means an individual who has been infected with a disease and is unusually contagious sweetheart,” I said, serving him pasta, his favorite. “But we are debating if restaurants could be super spreaders, and that’s what I have to write about. How does that tie-in?” he asked, eating and talking at the same time.
“Well, imagine you doing this in a crowded restaurant Chris! How many droplets would you be spewing around?” I chided. “But why don’t you talk to Tom, the owner of our friendly neighborhood watering hole? I am sure he’d be happy to talk about what is happening at his restaurant. Might even clarify our local community’s many questions,” I said thoughtfully picking up the phone to set up an appointment with Tom the next day.
Tom greeted us with a steaming cup of coffee for me and a warm apple pie for Chris, cheerful and welcoming as always. “Please take a seat guys, and don’t you worry about the cleanliness! We just had KleenTeem, Chicago’s finest commercial cleaning company come in and disinfect the place this month. And they have done a superb job, I should say! Their cleaning, disinfection and viral remediation checklist covered everything from the doorknobs on the entrance door to the smallest knife in the kitchen, including the condiment dispensers on each table,” he said enthusiastically pulling out a chair for me.
“Oh, is that Facility Safety Accreditation certificate from KleenTeem?” I asked pointing to the framed certificate in the lobby. “It is indeed reassuring, especially after those Stanford and John Hopkins studies I heard about Tom!” I smiled. Chris jumped in eagerly with, “What are you doing to encourage your customers Uncle Tom? And when can we come in for dinner?”
“We opened last week son, we’ll have your special dish waiting for you anytime,”he said winking at Chris. “But yes, we in the restaurant business understand that customer confidence is key. So we’ve done everything possible to follow all the recommendations from CDC, including strict social distancing, increasing out-door seating and enforcing the “no-mask, no- entry” rule to both our staff and patrons. People are tired of social distancing and staying home all the time Chris, and we are doing our best with the help of professionals like KleenTeem to keep our customers safe,” he said with a sigh.
“But how do you know the restaurant is clean enough Uncle Tom? How often do you have to clean? Will the disinfectants not contaminate our food? And how can you be sure we’d be safe from all the harmful microbes?” Chris shot out a volley of questions sounding worried.
“Oh, there is no place for doubt young man”, said Tom laughing. KleenTeem has the latest in diagnostic equipment and they do thorough pre and post-cleaning tests to show us the difference. Trust me, KleenTeem’s crew is highly trained, and with their latest equipment simply destroy the bugs! And their cleaning, disinfection and viral remediation product suite is zero-toxic, food-safe, human-safe, kills pathogens mechanically and leaves absolutely no residue. So your food is healthy, delicious and safe, not just immediately after their service, but for upto 90 days!
In fact, we have even signed up for KleenTeem’s Facility Safety Accreditation Program- FSAP- so we do not have to worry about when we have to clean next. They test periodically and disinfect as required, and believe me, KleenTeem is the most economical and convenient cleaning service I’ve seen in the MidWest and Florida!” he said, a note of satisfaction in his voice.
“That’s great Uncle Tom, I think I have enough to write my report about how restaurants are ensuring customer safety with the help of professional restaurant cleaning companies such as KleenTeem. Can’t wait to taste your brownies again Uncle,” Chris said nudging me. “Of course Chris,” I smiled. “I think your school should call KleenTeem at 866-324-2500 or maybe check out www.kleenteem.com so I don’t have to worry about your safety at school too”, I said getting up to leave.