FUNN to begin reopening PR
Amfil Technologies Inc. Is Pleased To Provide Updates On The Snakes & Lattes Inc. Subsidiary Including Location Openings And Newly Implemented Safety Procedures
Press Release | 05/13/2020
Amfil Technologies Inc. (OTC: FUNN) is pleased to provide shareholders with the following update:
As shareholders are aware, the three brick and mortar Snakes & Lattes locations in Toronto, Ontario and the fourth in Tempe Arizona were temporarily closed in accordance with government regulations and in an effort to protect our employees and valued customers. As restrictions are being lifted in Arizona the company is gearing up for re-opening. As of Monday May 11th 2020 restaurants were given the go-ahead to re-open and we will be re-opening the Snakes and Lattes Tempe location next week with staff trained to follow the new protocols and procedures. From what was seen this week so far in the area, attendance has been overwhelming at local locations which gives confidence that the re-opening will be very successful. We also expect the Toronto locations to re-open later this month, pending the anticipated government permission. Throughout the temporary closures, the company has received government assistance through the PPP (USA) and CEBA (Canada) programs which are very friendly on the company and there will be more to come on this.
In accordance with infection prevention and control (IPC) measures, the company has constructed a three-phased opening to exercise caution, minimize risk for employees and guests, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The phases are as follows:
Phase 1: Opening for take-out and delivery services only
Phase 2: Open for regular business with reduced hours
Phase 3: Fully open for business
All phases include enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols and processes. Additional cleaning staff will support these protocols, increasing the frequency of cleaning of heavily trafficked areas and hard surfaces including entrances, checkout counters, restrooms and break rooms. The company is exploring additional measures that can be taken to protect employees and patrons, including requiring all individuals within the location to wear protective equipment (masks). The phased opening will allow the company to evaluate the need for these measures and the willingness of the public to tolerate them.
Moreover, a staggered opening allows the company to adjust to market demands, avoid any issues with negative public opinion, and ensure we are doing everything we can to ensure our employees and guests safety. Additionally, the phased opening allows the location to control food and labour costs, ensuring that staffing levels are appropriate and relative to customer demand. While there are still a lot of unknown variables, we anticipate being fully operational in the first half of June 2020.
We are prepared to address the needs of each location on a case-by-case basis to combat any potential health concerns and will follow the recommended infection prevention and control (IPC) protocol.
We are acutely aware that the provision of games pose additional problems related to IPC protocols. We have been actively trying to problem solve these issues to ensure the safest environment for patrons who wish to enjoy the games.
The process for game usage is still being developed and perfected. Briefly, however, games will be kept in sealed bags and given to customers by game gurus to ensure that nobody else has had contact. Every time a guest plays a game, the game is cleaned and put aside in quarantine for 72 hours or 3 full days. After 3 days, a certified sticker will be added to the bag, indicating that the game is 100% safe to play. We have numerous copies of the most popular titles so the company does not anticipate this effecting the game library as we can always ship down more from other locations or the distribution warehouse if needed.
Additionally, guests will be fully aware of the processes and protocols being taken to protect them. For example, after guests vacate a table, it will be fully sanitized (booth, chairs, tabletops, etc) and signage will be placed on the table indicating that it has been sanitized using X product in compliance with IPC guidelines.
Depending on how the re-launch of Snakes and Lattes Tempe goes, the three locations in Toronto would follow a similar opening procedure based on the feedback and knowledge gained from Tempes opening.
Additional updates to follow shortly.
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