PHILADELPHIA (May 26, 2020) -- As workplaces, sports and entertainment venues, schools, colleges and universities, and other places of business begin to resume operations, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, has developed customized plans to create safe and hygienic dining experiences for everyone the Company serves.
Aramark examined front and back of house processes to establish tailored playbooks for all of its businesses and market segments, leveraging innovative solutions, new service methods, and rigorous safety protocols. The details announced today augment Aramark EverSafe™, the Company’s multi-dimensional operational safety platform recently launched with Jefferson Health, a leading expert in public health.
“While cafes, dining halls, cafeterias, and concessions stands may look a little different, I am confident that they will feel and be safe for our employees and everyone we serve,” said John Zillmer, Aramark’s CEO. “Our teams have been working incredibly hard, partnering with health and food safety experts, to ensure our locations meet stringent standards for dining in today’s new environment.”
Examples of safety and service enhancements include:
A culture of safety and wellbeing for employees and customers
Appropriate spatial distancing practices through visual cues, physical alterations and adaptive technology
New and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures
Expanded service offerings to best meet consumer needs
Available and emerging technology
Aramark’s practices, procedures and protocols have been developed in accordance with recommendations established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Restaurant Association (NRA), and other leading health organizations, and are designed in consultation with client partners, based on local government requirements. As conditions, consumer behaviors and regulations change, Aramark’s plans are designed to be flexible and evolve and adapt, accordingly.
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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