Information Specific to Restaurants

Let customers know that your restaurant is ready to serve safely

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association’s Ready to Serve Safely program provides a checklist of safety measures to ensure your restaurant is ready to serve customers, safely.

Restaurants that pledge to follow the Ready to Serve Safely commitment will earn the endorsement of the program and will be listed in the Ready to Serve Safely directory of Wisconsin Restaurants.

The Ready to Serve Safely directory is promoted to diners looking for restaurants who are committed to serving their customers safely.

This program is available to WRA members only.  

Interested in membership? Call Dawn Faris at 608.216.2834 or fill out this quick online form.

Sign up today!

Informational Webinar


In order to be an approved restaurant, a restaurant must commit to the following:

  • Follow FDA, CDC and EPA COVID-19 guidelines
  • Adhere to Wisconsin and local health department orders or mandates
  • Employee training on food safety, sanitation and COVID-19 mitigation practices.
  • Adhere to the Wisconsin Restaurant Association Reopening guidance

Restaurants not adhering to the checklist of criteria will be removed from the program.

Complete List of Criteria


In return, restaurants pledging to follow the Ready to Serve Safely Commitment will:

  • Be listed on the “Ready to Serve Safely” website as a participating restaurant
  • Be promoted statewide in the “Ready to Serve Safely” public awareness campaign
  • Receive a Digital Marketing Toolkit which includes social media posts and email templates
  • Receive “Ready to Serve Safely” posters available to print and display at restaurant
  • Receive a Record of Commitment

Ready to Serve Safely FAQ for Restaurants


Produced in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism