Nov 16, 2020

Introducing the Ready to Serve Safely Program

  • Ready_to_Serve_Safely_logoPublic Awareness Campaign to instill confidence among diners in restaurants who are following best practices for COVID-19 mitigation
  • Restaurants that successfully complete and follow a checklist of safety measures and sign a commitment will earn the endorsement of the program
  • The requirements are easily achievable and line up with what most restaurants are already doing
  • Participating restaurants will be listed in the online Ready to Serve Safely directory of Wisconsin Restaurants
  • The directory will be promoted to diners looking for restaurants who have invested in their safety
  • Promotions include television and radio ads for 3 weeks in December on 200 radio stations and 30 TV stations statewide - AND paid digital ads on Google, Facebook, Pandora and YouTube
  • Participation is available to WRA members only and is free!
  • Created by the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and funded in partnership with the Department of Tourism


  1. Review the “Ready to Serve Safely” commitment safety measure checklist at
  2. Ensure you meet requirements and continue to implement all criteria
  3. Take the pledge by completing the online form at
  4. Once your WRA membership is confirmed, you will receive a Restaurant Toolkit
  5. Continue to adhere to safe dining criteria and enjoy being promoted as a safe dining establishment

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More Info for Diners