Tech startup DineSafe offers new tools for restaurants and consumers alike
A new platform DineSafe, is helping individual restaurants show potential customers the many ways they're keeping customers and employees safe,as the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the restaurant industry upside down, and consumers wonder if it's safe to dine out. DineSafe offers transparent, real-time information about cleanliness, to help make more informed decisions about where, and how, they dine out.
Ryan O'Donnell, CEO, DineSafe: "Historically, the dining public has chosen restaurants based on the quality of food, the atmosphere, and the service, but now, safety is the leading factor in where, and if, people choose to dine out. The DineSafe platform is closing the gap between what restaurants are already doing and what their customers actually see when it comes to safety. This is critically important for an industry that employs more than 15 million people in the United States and will be vital for our country's post-pandemic economic recovery."
DineSafe is already working with more than 150 member restaurants to help them achieve DineSafe Certification. One such restaurant is Wood-n-Tap Bar and Grill, which has nine locations throughout Connecticut.
Phil Barnett, Owner, Wood-n-Tap: "Safety and cleanliness in restaurants is always critical, but now it's a key part of making sure customers have the best experience possible. DineSafe is a great new tool to help us communicate with customers about our efforts to go above and beyond keeping them safe."
DineSafe is also building dynamic partnerships with local businesses in the food and beverage industry. One such partner is Hartford Distributors, Inc., a local family-owned beverage distributor that employs more than 200 people. In the months ahead, Hartford Distributors will integrate DineSafe materials and information into their ongoing interactions with local restaurant customers.