Sunday Sales Blast 2/15/15

Back from travels in the cold south!

 

Camping in remote Georgia…. (outside of Atlanta)

I was on the road for the last 2 weeks traveling in the Atlanta area in the RV I call Globey. It’s a 23 foot Airstream trailer and while traveling I call on customers and other companies in our industry. On this trip I stopped and visited with Richards Rones from Americo Manufacturing. They are known for their environmentally responsible floor pads and mats. Great company and vote for Richard this spring, he is running for Presidient of the ISSA. I recorded Jancast #85 with Richard and you can view that at our Jancast section at the Bullen site- here is the link:
http://www.bullenonline.com/jancastcom/

Even without an inspection report, customers can gauge a restaurant's health standards

"Go look at the bathroom," suggests Ken Gruen, a retired Philadelphia restaurant inspector ("sanitarian") who advises food establishments at Philadelphia International Airport. “If the bathroom is kept in good condition - it's clean, there is soap, there are paper towels, there is not a lot of litter on the floor - probably the kitchen is the same."

"The restrooms are dirty and don’t have any toilet paper.” A recent survey revealed that 94 percent of U.S. adults would avoid a business in the future if they encountered a dirty restroom . A Yelp reviewer in New York City left a negative review at a movie theater after her dirty experience. After witnessing wet toilet seats, dirty floors, and no toilet paper or soap, she “wouldn’t recommend this theater.” To avoid these mishaps from happening in your facility, implement an ongoing restroom care program that not only ensures that restrooms are always properly stocked, but that they are also regularly deep cleaned. In addition to daily maintenance, integrate a deep cleaning program to remove organic soils and odors that regular mops and brushes can’t.

What does this mean for you and your business? Sell your customer odor and pathogen control products like Airx and make sure you cover the dirty details of keeping your business clean.

http://articles.philly.com/2015-01-11/news/57917526_1_food-safety-food-safety-inspections

You can look back on our coverage of how clean/dirty restrooms cost businesses at this link:

http://www.bullenonline.com/bullen-blog/2014/12/19/sunday-sales-blast-113014


The cold continues but spring is coming:

Have a great day and an even better sales week!

Scott Jarden