Urban Restaurant Cleaning: It Starts with the Storefront

By Eric Michaels

  • Urban Restaurant Cleaning: It Starts with the Storefront
Urban Restaurant Cleaning: It Starts with the Storefront

When you run an urban restaurant in a busy part of town, many of the cleaning challenges your team faces are out of their control. Between the remains of the previous night's patrons to the morning activities of local animals, your storefront could be in sorry shape by the time your crew gets to it. Under the circumstances, your cleaning system requires a special type of versatility.


Challenges at the Storefront


A restaurant that opens for lunch and dinner often leads your team to clean up after partygoers who are keyed up from other social spots. And they'll see everything from cigarette butts and potato chip packages to empty bottles and cans on the sidewalk. In addition to the heft of this trash, the various liquids leaking from some of these containers will only add to the unpleasant aroma that presents itself to you upon your arrival the next day.


Your team will have its work cut out for them to make the sidewalk, curb, and alleyways presentable for your customers, especially since pedestrians will be constantly using the sidewalk your team's trying to clean. But making sure the storefront is spotless is important to create an ideal first impression, especially at busy times of day when guests have to wait outside for a seat to open up.


Preparing an Urban Restaurant for Business


It will take more than a regular garden hose to wash away the remains of the previous night when your crew is preparing to open for a day of service. And portability is crucial when you're sizing up cleaning systems. Once you get the trash and other bits of debris off the ground, however, you will want to spray sticky and soiled areas with a powerful cleaning tool. A team that works with no-touch cleaning equipment that includes a wet vac doesn't have to worry about creating a hazardous environment on the sidewalk, parking lot, or in back driveways.


In fact, the some advanced cleaning systems offer you the ability to adjust the amount of chemical content your team uses. Considering you can remove nearly all bacteria with just water at the right pressure levels, custodians can often choose to rely on cleaning with no chemicals whatsoever. In this regard, urban restaurant owners who must comply with strict environmental regulations on cleaning out front and around the back of their property can breathe easy. Thorough cleaning doesn't always require heavy amounts of abrasive or toxic ingredients to remove the daily residue.


No-touch cleaning systems that are portable and versatile help downtown restaurants put up a clean storefront and entrance. When your customers arrive, they will recognize your restaurant as a clean frontier in what may be an otherwise messy part of town. Click here to find out more about advanced cleaning with minimal chemical usage.

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