Safe Dine-In Services at SM Supermalls
As the government sets relaxed quarantine measures in select areas nationwide, restaurants and other food merchants at SM Supermalls have now begun reopening their stores for dine-in services, following the directives given by the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF).
Many restaurants and food establishments, including the SM Foodcourt, have reopened with standard health protocols to bring back the fun in dining out and still guarantee both employee and customer safety.
Safety Dining Measures
In Bacolod City, which is now under Modified General Community Quaranine (MGCQ), dining establishments and other food merchants are allowed to operate at 30% to 50% capacity. One of the more relaxed measures under MGCQ is to allow customers to dine-in following strict health protocols.
To ensure safety while dining, everyone is advised to wear face masks, follow diagonal or solo seating to observe safe distancing, and avoid using seats and tables with markers. Moreover, sneeze shields at cashiers, and touch-free cashless payment options are mounted to minimize physical contact.
Customers may also observe contactless sanitizing stations, one-way foot traffic floor markers, and regular disinfection of facilities in place. They are advised to follow the three-step dining etiquette: to buy food from mall restaurant, to stay for a quick bite, and to clean as you go. Let’s save the physical social pleasantries for better times.
Extended Dining Spaces
Another safety promotion that SM has initiated are extended dining spaces. The malls have made use of their open spaces as alternative dining spaces. These areas would be the event centers and atriums, traditionally used for fun and entertaining events that draw in happy crowds. Now transformed into extended dine-in halls with solo or diagonal seating, customers can have a more comfortable dine-in experience yet still feel safe when they have their quick bites. Select malls have outdoor seating for fresh aired-fun dining moments even while seated at a distance from each other. Given the restaurants’ 50% maximum capacity, this is a great move by SM Supermalls!
Watch out for this set-up soon at SM City Bacolod! The expansive main atrium that will be turned into a dining hall with a fun atmosphere is something to look forward to.
These safe dining measures and extended dining spaces are part of SM’s continuing efforts to promote health and safety while bringing back the fun in dining through its #SafeMallingAtSM campaign. To know more about which restaurants are open at your favourite SM malls, follow them all on social media. Other updates and announcements are also posted on www.smsupermalls.com.
Various restaurants at SM City Bacolod and their safety measures.