How restaurants keep everything sanitized behind the kitchen door

Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 01:22:31-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — At 'The Quesadillas' on the city's northeast side, the staff said everything is all about routine.

Whether it's preparing food or wiping down a surface, nothing is done without taking a precaution, much like before but even more so, now

"We got a call from some customers the other day asking to dine in and i told them that we just couldn't, it was only take out or delivery."

Alejandra Vaughn's staff is adapting to serving their food to go.

Vaughn is part owner of the restaurant.

"We started doing delivery. I started doing free delivery for Tuscon Medical Center, the healthcare employees," Vaughn said.

"I have a box where I can put the food in safely and it's not touching the inside of my car."

"So for the customers, they have hand sanitizer outside and they also have it when they come inside."

Vaughn said gloves are also provided for customers who get salsa for their bar.

"When I'm going to go deliver, I change my gloves," Vaughn said.

"We go through multiple boxes a day, but we just have to in order to keep everyone safe."

Vaughn said there's as much sanitizing in and out of the restaurant these days as there is preparing.

"We're just constantly wiping down our tables, washing our hands. Every time there's any transaction or after we're done preparing food, just keep washing our hands," Vaughn said.

"It's the new normal and we just have to be safe."