The National Restaurant Association and ServSafe Wednesday announced the launch of the nationwide ServSafe Dining Commitment, part of a multi-faceted program to showcase restaurants that have demonstrated their ongoing commitment to the health and safety of their employees and guests. Through participation in the program, a restaurant is reassuring returning customers that the operation is following recommended reopening guidance and is ready for business.

The ServSafe Dining Commitment focuses on four best practices restaurants must follow:

1. Adherence to the National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance and/or corporate brand guidelines, which are based on CDC and FDA guidelines

2. Adherence to the laws and guidelines set by their state and local municipalities.

3. Having a minimum of one person per location with a current ServSafe Food Protection Manager certification.

4. Having 75 percent of employees trained in the ServSafe Food Handler courses and who have gone through the ServSafe COVID-19 Reopening training. Certificates of completion are required.

“We created the ServSafe Dining Commitment for operators to reassure customers that they are taking defined steps to keep diners and the restaurant’s employees safe,” says Sherman Brown, executive vice president, Training and Certification for the National Restaurant Association. “We encourage operators, and the entire restaurant and foodservice community to join us in welcoming diners back to their dining rooms with the peace of mind that their restaurant adheres to the ServSafe Dining Commitment.”

Restaurants ready to make the Commitment can go to Customers will start seeing the ServSafe Dining Commitment logo at participating restaurants later this summer.

Follow participating restaurants on social media by searching for #ServSafeCommit.

For 30 years, ServSafe has been at the forefront of preparing restaurant and foodservice workers to deliver safe dining experiences for their guests, while also keeping themselves safe. For more information about National Restaurant Association and ServSafe key COVID-19 responses, go to

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