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Restaurant Opening Checklist Template


Used to ensure that all processes are done to routine at opening.

Opening Checklist

  • Seating arrangement has been done as required
  • All linen is cleaned, ironed and folded as per the standard
  • Check for table / chair wobbling
  • Check for cleanliness and proper layout of tables
  • Check quality of glassware and discard chipped glasses, crockery, cutlery
  • Ensure floor is chipped and polished
  • Walls and curtains are checked for visible spots
  • Check for used bulbs and follow up with maintenance
  • All lights and electrical points are operational and hazard free
  • Ensure the air conditioning is operating properly
  • Ensure the side station is stacked properly as per the standard
  • Check for the proper stacking of mineral water/soft drinks
  • Check that 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 and everybody is aware
  • Check if telephone is working
  • Ensure that everyone has a service kit and is properly groomed
  • Brief the staff for the operation and up-selling
  • Allocate the staff to their respective areas