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Live, work and play at Powai Business District in Mumbai! It houses the finest retail stores. A highlight here is Binge Central at Delphi Building, which has achieved immense popularity as an F&B and leisure destination, with complete focus on the health and safety of visitors.

 

As the month of October kicks in, people gear up for the festive season. Most of them would describe this time as their favourite time of the year, as they get to shop to their heart’s content in the best stores, feast on festive food and sweets in the finest restaurants, and catch up with friends and family over a movie or some other form of entertainment. But in the new normal, people may worry about keeping themselves healthy and safe when outdoors. No need to worry! Powai Business District offers the safest F&B and leisure experience in accordance with the guidelines shared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Health Ministry.

A representative of Powai Business District says, “In the new normal, all our staff and retail partners have been leveraging technologies to ensure that safety never takes a back seat. We are fully equipped and prepared with our strict protocols.” The rigorous safety measures in place here include everything from conducting temperature checks and ensuring social distancing, to providing hand sanitisers and regularly sanitising the common areas.

Powai Business District houses outlets of some of the finest F&B and retail brands, and all of them are following some additional protocols of hygiene and safety. Read on.

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POWAI SOCIAL

Powai SOCIAL’s design aesthetic is inspired by local parks in the area and the all-day cafe and workspace has put in place best-in-class safety and hygiene measures for customers. The staff conducts daily temperature checks and wears masks, gloves and vizors while handling, prepping and serving food and drinks. What’s more, acrylic partitions have also been installed for added safety, and tables have been spaced out for adequate social distancing. All patrons also get their temperature scanned before entering the premises, and are requested to keep their masks on at all times, except while eating or drinking. The brand’s new mantra of being ‘social, with distancing’ is being practised with the utmost care so that guests can have a worry-free experience once again.

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FOREST ESSENTIALS


Its in-store Beauty Consultants are trained on hygiene practices as recommended by trusted sources including the WHO and United Nations. Each member of the store staff wears a mask and gloves at all times. Moreover, people visiting the store are requested to maintain a distance of at least three feet from each other while inside the store.

SUBWAY


It has placed contactless hand sanitiser dispensers on its premises and conducts temperature checks by using digital contactless thermometers. Additionally, Subway has put up posters of hygiene etiquette to educate its staff and customers.

THE SASSY SPOON


It uses infrared thermometers for temperature checks of guests and provides them with hand sanitisers at the time of entry to the restaurant. All high-contact areas and surfaces within the restaurant including the dining area, kitchen and washrooms are regularly and thoroughly sanitised. The restaurant team is mandated to wear gloves, masks and face shields to maintain ample levels of hygiene. The ingredients used for cooking, too, are rinsed completely before being stored, and the utensils are deep-cleaned.

The restaurant is operating with minimum staff and at limited capacity to ensure that social distancing is strictly maintained. Digital ordering and payment methods are being used for a contactless dining experience.

Delivery executives are allowed to take F&B containers for delivery only after having their temperature checked, wearing gloves and using sanitiser.

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Commenting on the safety measures, Rachel Goenka, CEO and Owner, The Sassy Spoon, says, “At The Sassy Spoon, we are making sure that every single function of our operations is carried out safely and hygienically to eliminate any risk of contamination. We have ramped up our SOPs to even higher standards than before.”
 

PIZZAEXPRESS


This global brand encourages customers to reserve a table online before their arrival. On arriving at the restaurant, customers are requested to fill in a selfdeclaration at the host desk, screened for temperature and sanitised before being escorted to their prebooked table. The seating capacity has been reduced by 50% to maintain physical distancing. Menu and payment options have been digitised for a contactless delivery and dine-in experience. The brand recently introduced new 6-inch piccolo pizzas especially catering to the requirements of take-away and delivery customers. The Pizzaiolos dressed in safety gear serve freshly-baked meals as they follow all the necessary sanitisation and hygiene protocols to ensure a delightful dining experience.