Restaurants: Food Courts Reactivate Operations

In Guatemala, since October 1st, shopping malls have reactivated their operations, and businessmen in the sector estimate that sales will be 40% of the levels reported before covid-19.

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Alert System applied by the Guatemalan government since the end of July did not allow the service of tables in the food plazas; however, with the update of the board, the green light was given to reactivate the attention in these areas.

For now, the capacity in shopping centers is still 40%. Administrators of these properties predict that the demand for food in the food courts would be similar to the proportion of visits registered.

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Shopping malls are already preparing to receive their customers at the food courts. Marlon Castellanos, manager of Pradera Concepción, told that "... after six months closed, we have trained the cleaning and maintenance team to meet the quality standards."

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Castellanos added that "... the products used for cleaning and disinfection will be of industrial use in the food sector for the safety of the guests. It is worth mentioning that we have designed a scheme of constant general cleaning, as well as disinfection of the tables and chairs after each use."

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