SAGUENAY | Washing of hands, marking on the ground and two meters of distance between each table: this is how you will be welcomed in the restaurants in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, now re-opened since Monday morning.
“We invite the client to place himself at the far end of the bench in order to keep the distance with him. Once arrived with the plates, they are placed at the end of the table, and it is the customer who takes it himself,” says Patricia Delisle, owner of Resto Roberto, in the Saguenay.
Several were waiting for the date of June 15, with impatience. Some clients even arrived close to an hour ahead.
The restorers have had to reposition their dining room and remove the condiments on the tables. Employees must wear the mask and goggles. And they clean off the menus after each use.
In the Chez Georges restaurant, it was also redesigned to how to serve tables.
“We now have several services with several employees that have specific tasks. For example, one may look to bring the menus and water glasses while another employee can serve the customers at the end of the meal”, explains Jean-François Abraham, owner of the institution of Racine street, in the borough of Chicoutimi.
Other restaurants in the area have decided to re-open later this week, but one thing is for sure, the restaurant owners are relieved to hand over hand to the batter.
“If you want the economy going, we have to go to work and come and cheer for us, we are ready to receive you,” says Patricia Delisle of the Restaurant Roberto.