As Friday approaches and most parts of Ontario enter into phase 2 of reopening, many are eager to hit up their favourite patio and enjoy some sunshine and a public outing.
Some social media users with serving experience are sharing positive reminders about the reality that restaurateurs and service staff alike are facing with this reopening, and how we can help them succeed.
“Please be understanding and patient,” says Ian Lynch from Toronto, Ontario. “They probably won’t be able to offer their full menu right away. Staff members haven’t worked in 3 months and may be rusty, nervous or confused by the new measures that must be taken. Listen to the staff and follow their rules. They are all trying to stay safe and keep you healthy.”
For those living in areas where restaurant patios can reopen this Friday: please be understanding and patient. The…
Others, expressing concern over what is expected to be a patio-rush:
“Ontario restaurants told to be prepared for possible reopening”
Me, a server: pic.twitter.com/xFaaJuchwd
— its me, tt (@torimaxfield1) June 7, 2020
People thirsty to go out to eat 😂 we been busy af since the patio opened im not even ready for the whole restaurant to open back up
— shoota shellz 😈 (@shelll_baby) June 9, 2020
And although the expected rush may be hectic, it’s an exciting step towards a new normal, that many can’t wait for.
So good to hear that Ontario is lifting some restrictions and will be allowing certain businesses to open starting Friday. Where are you going first? The hair salon or for a coffee with a friend on a patio? I'm all in for a good catch up over a coffee outside!
— Elizabeth Stokely (@aPropertyChick) June 8, 2020