Closing Procedures for the Patio — June 19 – 20, 2022

Breaking down the patio: 

The server station should be completely emptied, as any items left outside may be exposed to dust / unsanitary conditions. The following get brought back inside the restaurant:

  • Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal.
  • POS printer.
  • iPad.
  • Cordless phone.
  • Wine books.
  • Tall drink menus.
  • Check presenters.
  • Tablecloths.
  • Roll-ups.
  • To-go supplies.
  • Miscellaneous.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the credit card reader gets unclipped from the holster on top of the station, and it gets stored on the shelf underneath, without disconnecting the network cable*. On Saturday, the credit card reader gets unclipped from the holster, the network cable gets unplugged, and it gets brought back inside the restaurant.

*When the credit card reader’s network cable gets disconnected, a time-intensive process is required to restart it.

The only items stored in the server station overnight are the credit card reader (except on Saturdays) and the trash bin.

The closing manager unlocks the first floor storage area of Warner Hall (across from the employee entrance, in Sherman’s Alley). 

The following get stored inside Warner Hall:

  • Rectangular six-foot prep tables.
  • Round cocktail table.
  • Menu stand.
  • Hand sanitizer dispenser.
  • Umbrellas.
  • Two tray stands.
  • Brown banquet chairs, if any had been used.

Locking down the patio:

From Warner Hall, take out the tarp and the crate containing three security cables (two thinner 75-foot-length cables and one thicker 30-foot-length cable) and three padlocks. The closing manager unlocks the padlocks.

There are two types of patio chairs: the older type, which have slatted backs; and the newer type, which have solid backs. Both types of chairs get stacked up, with five per stack.

For the older type of patio chairs (slatted backs), the stacks get positioned around the server station, with two of the stacks blocking access to the shelves. There is an umbrella base under the station which stays in place. The thicker 30-foot-length cable gets snaked through the stacks of chairs, and through both side-handles of the tarp that covers the server station.

For the newer type of patio chairs (solid backs), the stacks get positioned between the trees, in line with the tables on each side of the patio.

The patio tables all stay in place, except for Table 80, which gets moved from the middle to the side of the patio.

The patio heaters all stay in place.

From Table 79 (the table nearest to the server station on the side of the patio with the flower boxes) to Table 74 (the last table on that side of the patio), one 75-foot-length cable gets snaked through the feet / bases of the tables, stacks of chairs, and heaters*.

From Table 60 (the table closest to the server station on the side of the patio with the parking lot) to Table 66 (the last table on that side of the patio), one 75-foot-length cable gets snaked through the feet / bases of the tables, stacks of chairs, and heaters.

*Whenever possible, snake the cable through the round hole in the center of the heater, and through the top of propane tank inside as well. For heaters without a round hole in the middle, snake through the superstructure.

One padlock connects the two 75-foot-length cables at the far end of the patio. The other two padlocks connect the 75-foot-length cables to the 30-foot-length cable at the server station, completing the circuit.

The closing manager turns off the lights and music, and checks out the team.

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