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Restaurant Opening Checklist Template

This Restaurant Opening Checklist is a general guide to check your restaurant before operations. Evaluate all restaurant equipment and materials like tables, chairs, glasswares, air conditioners, curtains, walls, telephones, etc. Gather the staff and brief them regarding the operation and later allocate them to their respective areas. It is important to ensure that everyone has service kits and is properly groomed.

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Restaurant Opening Checklist Template


Opening Checklist

Seating arrangement has been done as required
All linen is cleaned, ironed & folded as per the standard
Adequate mise-en-place has been stacked
Check for table/ chair wobbling
Check for cleanliness & proper lay-out of table
Check quality of glassware and discard chipped glasses, crockery, cutlery checked for cleanliness
REFERENCE: Clean and no chipped glasses [This is an example of how you can use Lumiform to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]
Ensure floor is clean and polished
Walls, curtains are checked for any visible spots
Check for used bulbs and follow up with the maintenance
All lights and electrical points operational
Air-conditioning operational
Check for the proper stacking of mineral water/soft drinks
Ensure the side station is stacked properly as per the standard
Check that the water cooler is functioning properly
Check Ice cube machine
Ensure that the POS system is working properly
Ensure that the non-available Item list is written on the board & everybody is aware
Check if telephone is working
Ensure that everybody has service kit & is properly groomed
Brief the staff for the operation & up-selling
Allocate the staff to their respective areas


Full Name and Signature of Inspector
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