INTERSPAR restaurants to reopen across Austria

May 13, 2020 IN THE CATEGORY: COVID-19

INTERSPAR restaurants are to open their doors again from 15 May. Ensuring the best possible protection for customers and colleagues, INTERSPAR has implemented extensive hygiene measures that go beyond the generally applicable rules in self-service restaurants.

“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers full enjoyment again in all of our restaurants from Friday 15 May. Our self-service restaurants are popular because customers can put together their favourite dishes at the buffet stations”, said INTERSPAR Austria Managing Director Markus Kaser. “Of course, we would like to continue to offer this service. Compliance with the hygiene regulations is the top priority. In the past few weeks, we have been working to find solutions to protect both our customers and our colleagues as much as possible.”

Extensive measures protect everyone
When entering the restaurant, customers will be welcomed with a previously disinfected tray and packaged cutlery. Sanitizing liquid dispensers for hand disinfection are also available. The buffet stations, such as the salad buffet or the delicacy buffet with typical Austrian dishes, will be open.

Specially trained colleagues are on hand to support customers at the buffet, assembling and serving the dishes as requested while ensuring maximum hygiene and cleanliness. In addition to the tried and tested “Live Cooking Stations”, INTERSPAR also pampers customers with freshly prepared Italian pasta dishes or rotating menus.

Maximum cleanliness and hygiene
In the seating area, as in all restaurants in Austria, a distance of at least one metre must be kept and a maximum of four people are allowed per table. Customers will be assisted when choosing a place and accompanied to their seats. The tables will be cleaned and disinfected after each visit.

Colleagues in the buffet area will focus on cleanliness and disinfection. All colleagues working in the dining room are equipped with facial visors. Using floor markings and signs, customers will be asked to keep a safety distance of at least one metre from each other and from colleagues and, if possible, to pay by cashless means.

Source: SPAR Austria

About SPAR Austria

The origins of SPAR in Austria date back to 1954, but the current SPAR AG was created in 1970 when the original founding families joined with other regional wholesalers to form SPAR Austria AG – a 100% privately owned Austrian company.

With licences granted by SPAR International, ASPIAG (Austria SPAR International AG) has developed SPAR in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, and Northern Italy.