CCI Helps Restaurants Cut Costs, Operate Safely

July 1, 2020

As restaurants across the country slowly reopen their dining rooms, Creative Colors International Inc. offers reliable solutions to cut costs and boost safety for employees and patrons.

Restaurants are the heart of local communities. They are a gathering place where family and friends can spend quality time together and eat a tasty meal. Stay-at-home orders closed dining rooms across the country, and restaurant operators were forced to furlough staff and find creative alternatives to stay in business. Many restaurants turned to curbside pickup, delivery and takeout to make ends meet while their dining rooms were closed. A survey of 6,500 restaurant operators by the National Restaurant Association revealed two out of three restaurant employees lost their jobs, and more than eight million restaurant workers were laid off or furloughed since the first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in the United States earlier this year.

The restaurant industry is resilient, and as operators rush to comply with new health guidelines to open dining rooms, the field is slowly rebounding. Eating and drinking establishments added nearly 1.4 million jobs in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CCI, the leader in mobile leather and vinyl repair, can help restaurants cut costs and ensure their employees and customers enjoy a sanitized dining room.

“Early signs show that our loyal guests are grateful for the opportunity to dine-in with us, and they appreciate the added safety measures we have implemented. At the same time, our to-go business remains strong,” said Gene Lee, chief executive of Darden Restaurants, a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of brands, including Olive Garden and Red Lobster in a statement. “I am pleased that we are able to return some team members from furlough to support these phased openings, and we look forward to safely serving more guests as more communities begin to reopen.”

Immediately after the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the United States, CCI started working to develop a way to help its franchisees adapt sales during the pandemic. Their new Sanitizer & Disinfectant is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to be used to disinfect against COVID-19. The hospital-grade sanitizer is designed to kill viruses, bacteria, mold, and mildew. It can safely disinfect your dining room without drying or fading any of your surfaces, including your leather and vinyl seats.

“CCI’s Sanitizer & Disinfectant is a one-step, hospital-grade cleaner, deodorizer, and sanitizer designed for use on a variety of surfaces,” said Mark J. Bollman, CCI’s president and co-owner. “We are committed to offering restaurant employees and diners a safe space to enjoy good food and camaraderie as we all adjust to this new reality.”

Many cleaners currently being used at restaurants need to be removed by wiping down the surfaces after application. They also have ingredients, like alcohol and bleach, that can cause materials and substrates to dry out or discolor a surface when they are applied. The new Sanitizer & Disinfectant is easy and simple to use, while still being effective. CCI’s certified technicians can provide restaurant operators with guidance for using the new product, which is available for purchase in bulk.

In addition to offering a safety solution during this unique time, CCI’s restaurant restoration services can save your location money and reduce further disruption to your business by repairing your restaurant furniture. When seating areas show wear and tear, it can damage the image of your business, especially during this unprecedented time. Restoring your restaurant furniture can save up to 90 percent in costs, compared with replacement.

To learn more about how CCI can help streamline your restaurant’s cleaning protocol or improve the image of your dining room, visit https://wecanfixthat.com/request-a-quote/ to get a quote today.