Restaurants & Bars
A High-Risk Industry for Contact Transmission
In late 2019, the National Restaurant Association, projected industry sales to reach $863 billion by year end, roughly 4% of the US GDP. Further, the restaurant industry employs over 15 million people, or about 10% of the US working population. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the restaurant industry, forcing restaurants to close, leaving millions unemployed. According to a recent Yelp report, 60% of restaurants that closed will never reopen and those that have reopened, find themselves fighting an uphill battle as health experts have deemed indoor restaurants and bars among the highest-risk environments for the spread of COVID-19.
Numerous videos have surfaced during the ongoing pandemic showing how easily the virus spreads throughout restaurants and other indoor environments, as aerosolized virus particles travel through the air and land on various surfaces. Imagine a contagious customer coughing or sneezing into their hand and then touching their silverware or wiping their face with a napkin. Then when they finish eating, one of your employees picks up that silverware or napkin, along with the attached virus particles. They then bring it to the kitchen where a dishwasher picks it up and now the virus is on their hands. The employee then sets another table with dishes and silverware that are now contaminated for the next group of patrons. When you think about this, it’s easy to see how quickly and easily a virus can spread throughout your establishment.
So, how do you keep your restaurant germ free, in order to create a safe environment for your customers and employees? The quicker you figure out how to do this, the quicker you can get people back in your restaurant and return to making money.
A Safe Restaurant is One that is Protected by XTI-360
By CleanCoating your restaurant with XTI-360, you can once again restore the confidence of your patrons and employees that they will be safe in your restaurant. XTI-360 can be applied to virtually any surface or item including tables, chairs, countertops (including food counters), serving trays, dish and silverware, linens, laminated menus, restrooms, walls, floors and more. XTI-360 nanoparticles “recharge” when exposed to (natural or artificial) light, but continue to work in the dark, providing continuous protection on all treated surfaces, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for at least a year, after just one treatment.
As part of our XTI-360 treatment, we can also CleanCoat your (new or existing) HVAC system. CleanCoated HVAC systems will continuously clean air as it passes through the system, killing aerosolized virus droplets as they make contact with the system’s coated filter, greatly reducing the risk of aerosolized transmission. XTI-360 also eliminates odor and prevents mold growth in the system itself.
While face coverings and social distancing measures would still be required to prevent person-to-person transmission, you would no longer need to worry about customers picking up germs left behind on common touch points and your CleanCoated HVAC system would continuously clean the air.
XTI-360’s Active-Shield eliminates odors, including those caused by smoke, food, body odor and even vomit. Keep your restaurant always smelling fresh and clean by protecting it with XTI-360. Watch How XTI-360 Eliminates Odors!