Updated: May 31
Restaurants and food joints are a fairly regular part of our lives; whether it is a co-workers promotion or spouse’s birthday, your child’s pizza craving or your own yearning for that Malai Kofta - we have all been there !
Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Do you know how many people touch a menu before you start flipping it ? On an average, at least 15-20 different people use a menu everyday, including restaurant staff and guests. While these numbers may look normal or trivial, the issue is not ! Menus are the germiest thing in a restaurant. Studies have shown that traces of bacteria (E. coli and S. aureus (staph)) can be found on menus, thanks to their being passed from hand to hand.
So, what can you do to stay hygienic when dining at a restaurant?
USE THAT MOBILE MENU or ASK FOR ONE !
Many if not all restaurants are now switching to mobile based menus; you can fetch these on your phone by scanning a QR code that is provided by the restaurant. And then, tada ! You can browse through the restaurant’s menu and order from your phone without giving the germs and bacteria a hi-fi. This also allows you to spend quality time with your friends and family, without eyeballing for the waiter when they are not around !
Eatio is the most popular mobile menu available in the restaurants. The QR code based web-menu requires no app download. It is easy to navigate and lets you place your order in seconds.