Welcome to our first social media contest, the “Kiss or Diss Info” contest.
As restaurant inspectors and critics, we hate having to give a restaurant a bad review for cleanliness. It hurts their business and can cause financial hardship to the owners. And sometimes we simply have no choice, because we found the location so filthy we had to make the public aware of the risks of eating in that location.
Our goal is to populate a worldwide map of clean restaurants that will be available here, through our app and through DiningGrades.com. Every new download and each report helps us let people like you know where it’s safe to eat, worldwide.
There are some golden rules of maintaining clean restaurants. Some of the rules are obvious, easy things like washing the bathrooms several times a day, and keeping them supplied with soap, hot running water and clean paper towels or a hand dryer. Then there are some other rules, like keeping ice ONLY in the ice machine. It’s important for restaurant managers to make cleaning checklists for their employees to keep on top of restaurant maintenance.
But what about the public? How much do we as customers really know about what it takes to keep a restaurant healthy and clean for both employees and patrons?
How does it work?
Share a Golden Rule of restaurant cleaning on social media. If you don’t think you know one, look up DiningGrades.com for some guidelines. Here’s a list of 5 things to watch for before you sit down to order! http://www.easyice.com/food-safety-tips-5-things-restaurants/
Here’s a great article on how to clean a restaurant, and how often, from Chef Robert Irvine: http://www.easyice.com/easy-restaurant-cleaning-schedule/
Another source can be found here: http://restaurants.about.com/od/restaurantkitchens/a/Clean_Kitchen.htm. Feel free to use your search engine to find some cleaning tips for restaurants.
Then, try to come up with a clear short message to convey the cleaning tip. See our attached examples.
Okay, I get it: How do I enter the contest?
- Tweet us your “Clean Restaurant Rule” with the following tags:
- You’ll have more room to express yourself if you use a graphics program such as Paint or Canva.com to make an image instead of text.
- Have fun!