Brewdog unveils future plans for bars

Ten measures designed to create safe environment for staff and customers when venues can reopen

CONTACTLESS ordering, staff wearing face masks and gloves at all times, single-use menus, table screens and surface cleaning every 15 minutes are among the measures Brewdog intends to implement in its bars when they can be reopened.

The brewer and bars group, which operates more than 50 outlets across the UK, has unveiled ten initial measures it plans to put in place, subject to official government guidance, in a bid to ensure that it can offer “an environment that will allow its customers to feel relaxed and safe”.

Measures include contactless ordering via an ‘order to table’ app; staff wearing face masks and gloves at all times; easily accessible sanitiser stations for all; clearly visible social distancing signage and guidelines; amended furniture layouts to create appropriate space; staff monitoring capacity continually; cashless payment only via its app or card payment; single-use menus; physical table screens available on request; and surface cleaning every 15 minutes.

David McDowall, Brewdog group chief operating officer, said: “Although the future for hospitality businesses is incredibly uncertain, we remain optimistic.

“With that in mind, whilst we eagerly await official guidance from the government, our amazing bar teams have been working on various proposals.

“When we finally get our bars back open again, and our customers visit us to enjoy a well-deserved pint, we will ensure that they do so with a very warm welcome, and in a clean and safe environment.”