Restaurant Daily Opening Checklist

Use this Restaurant Daily Opening Checklist template to ensure that the correct restaurant opening procedures and guidelines are followed every day.​

Restaurant Daily Opening Checklist



Opening Checks

1. Lights and music switched on?


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2. Point of Sale (POS) system switched on?


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3. Has the receipt paper been refilled?


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4. If there is any money in the register, has it been counted and recorded?


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5. Have the floors been swept and vacuumed or mopped?


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6. Have chairs been removed from tabletops and positioned neatly around the table?


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7. Are all chairs and tables sturdy?


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8. Have all the table settings been placed appropriately?


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9. Has every station been stocked with clean glassware and silverware?


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10. Have all water pitchers been filled?


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11. Reference reservations list and be aware of any special requests or other notes regarding upcoming services.


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12. Check with the kitchen about daily specials or other changes to the menu.


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13. Ensure that the bathrooms have been cleaned and restocked with essentials, like soap and toilet paper.


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14. Has the sign on the door been flipped from ‘Closed’ to ‘Open’?


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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