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The coronavirus pandemic has killed several jobs in recent weeks, but it is also creating new sanitation roles in restaurants as more states gear up for reopening.
Family-dining chain Denny's Corp is one food company that is actively looking to add sanitation specialists to restaurant crews for customer safety. John Miller, Denny's CEO, shared that all restaurants are encouraged to have this dedicated role, which requires the specialist to disinfect areas after every diner.
"This person wears an armband or a vest that identifies their role and leaves a card on every table notifying new guests that the area has been disinfected," Miller explained in a first-quarter earnings call.
High-touch surfaces will be cleaned with a two-step clean-and-disinfect process that is quickly followed up with sanitization.
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