general cleanliness and sanitation

hand sanitizer stations

Hand sanitizer stations will be readily available.

cleaning high-touch areas

Designated cleaners will be at every location, sanitizing all high-touch areas including door knobs, handles, stairs, railings, tables, chairs, and restroom areas, at minimum every 30 minutes. Chairs and tables/booths will be disinfected between each use with sanitizing wipes alongside UV LED disinfection wands. The full restaurant will be deep cleaned and fully sanitized before and after every service.

cleaning logs

Managers will maintain logs to ensure cleaning practices are followed.

employee screening

Employees will undergo an extensive wellness check prior to each shift, including self-screening before arriving at work, contactless temperature checking, COVID-19 exposure screening, and symptoms checks upon arrival and mid-shift. Employees will not be permitted in the building with any symptoms of illness and will not be allowed to return to work until they have met the CDC guidelines for safe return.

Guest mask policy

In response to the updated guidance from the CDC and the latest advisory from the City of Chicago, we are reinstating mask-wearing guidelines for all staff members and guests in the restaurants regardless of vaccination status. Beginning Saturday, July 31st all staff members will be asked to wear masks at all times while in the building and guests will be asked to wear masks any time they are not seated at their table.  

contact tracing response

In the event we are notified of a guest or employee who has been on our premises and has tested positive for COVID-19, we will bring in an accredited company specializing in biohazard and virus contamination cleanup to thoroughly disinfect the entire facility in addition to our daily protocols.

handwashing frequency

We will continue to maintain strict standards on frequent and thorough employee handwashing. Employees must wash their hands upon arrival to work and use antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer frequently. Team members are expected to take handwashing breaks a minimum of every 30 minutes, and to follow posted handwashing protocol. Team members are expected to wash their hands upon arrival to work; prior to and during food preparation; when switching between tasks; before donning gloves to work with food or clean equipment and utensils; after using the restroom; after handling soiled dishes and utensils; when visibly soiled; after coughing, sneezing, using a tissue, or touching their face; after eating or drinking; after smoking or vaping; after handling cell phones.

handwashing signage

Restroom signage will encourage guests to follow CDC-recommended handwashing protocol.

employee face coverings

BRG will provide face coverings for all employees and additional PPE for relevant positions. Team members and guests are required to wear face coverings (Guests may remove face coverings when eating and drinking.)

employee social distancing

Employee schedules and workspaces will be modified to maximize social distancing wherever possible. Employees will keep 6 feet away from guests whenever possible while not performing services.

GUEST social distancing

Guests will be encouraged to stay 6 feet apart, and will have the option to be texted when their table is ready, so they can wait outside or in their cars.

overnight cleaning

We will be using the EvaClean Infection Protection System, a new standard for infection prevention that uses an electrostatic sprayer to dispense sanitizing solution that is NSFD2 certified safe for food contact surfaces with no rinsing required. This product is EPA List N approved and effective against COVID-19.

ongoing training

All employees will undergo ongoing training on health and safety procedures, using PPE, and sanitation and cleaning standards.