Restaurants Struggle to gain Customer Approval

Nationwide, Restaurants Forced to Work Around Coronavirus to Get Back on Track


In many states, restaurants are opening their doors for the first time in months as America attempts to get back on its feet. With ever changing opening rules that vary from state to state and county to county, restaurants are faced with uncertainty. One thing remains at the forefront - ensuring they do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of their customers. To help establish a safe reopening, many restaurants have adopted measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as using paper menus or digital menus, using disposable silverware, and requiring hand washing and social distancing. However, even with these measures in place, the majority of consumers have FOGO (Fear of Going Out).


According to a July 6th article series from Morning Consult, which collects weekly updates on consumers’ comfort levels with various leisure activities, only 35% of people currently feel comfortable going out to eat, down from 37% the week before (Article). This means that a whopping 63% of people DO NOT feel comfortable going out. With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in 40 out of 50 states (Article), restaurants are in a sticky situation.


How VirusSAFE Pro can Help


The team at WorkMerk is at the forefront of providing certainty in uncertain times. Our VirusSAFE Pro (VSP) software is specifically designed to help stores follow strict standards, providing peace of mind to consumers that they are determined to be safe places to visit. The VirusSAFE Pro Check Mark is a beacon of hope based on adherence to proven practices, a record of results and an ongoing commitment to winning habits that prioritizes their customers’ health and safety. The Check Mark means that procedures are clear and protocols are being followed, checked and verified. Businesses that display the Check Mark have taken the appropriate steps to align their work and their words. The marks says, everyone here is honoring their duty of care.



With our mobile VSP application, store employees complete a variety of safety compliance checklists and receive consistent reminders on tasks to complete. In doing this, our VSP software reinforces good habits and helps reduce the likelihood of important safety procedures being missed.


  • Recurring Checklists help make sure that recurring tasks, such as performing cleaning walkthroughs throughout the day, are completed.

  • One-Time Checklists help make sure unique tasks get completed when scheduled.

  • Utilizing QR codes, management dashboards and state of the art technology, the VirusSafe Pro app provides not only restaurant compliance but consumer peace of mind.

In a time when nothing is certain around COVID-19, this assurance is more valuable than ever.

To schedule a live demonstration of VirusSAFE Pro, contact Bill Tyrrell at bill@workmerk.com.

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