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Reopening Your Salad Bar

Throughout 2020, many healthcare facilities shut down their salad bar. In some cases, they were changed into grab-and-go food service stations.

In a post-COVID world, salad bars will return with changes to ensure safety. If you're planning on reopening your salad bar, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Add Safety to Reopen Your Salad Bar

Simple modifications can make a huge impact when reopening your salad bar. Additional safety barriers will allow you to convert your salad bar to an employee serving station.

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To keep guests comfortable and food safe, add another layer of protection with sneezeguards and lids over food.


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Your Same Salad Bar with a New Approach

A permanent conversion to a grab-and-go station would provide a safe alternative for fresh, pre-packaged meals, without a dedicated employee for service.

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Converting your salad bar to grab-and-go is a quick and easy way to use existing equipment.


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Reinvent Your Salad Bar Space

For some facilities in healthcare, the concept of a salad bar may never return. If this sounds familiar, you're not alone. Consider replacing your salad bar with a mini-market.

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If you need a new solution, mini-marketplaces are emerging as a popular option.


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Consider this: Director of Dining Operations at Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, Pa., Ron Burkhardt recently commented that their "Sorta Salad Bar" combined pre-portioned food and grab-and-go to provide, fresh, made-to-order salads, stating, "It still has the appearance of the salad bar, but it's safer." Read More
Martha Kuchenbuch - Healthcare Contact

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