MIAMI, FL—Corporate leadership and public relations managers at Burger King headquarters are getting out ahead of the COVID-19 situation by letting customers know they will begin doing the bare minimum to keep their patrons safe by requiring employees to start washing their hands.
The e-mail reads as follows:
Our Response to COVID-19
We are taking the coronavirus pandemic very seriously.
That's why, beginning today, all Burger King employees will be required to wash their hands.
We understand that new information surrounding COVID-19 and the changing landscape of our everyday routines have many of you feeling concerned about contracting the viral illness or passing it on to other vulnerable loved ones. We at Burger King also know that our customers will continue to crave our delicious flame-grilled Whoppers, expertly salted french fries, ice-cold beverages, and other fresh tasting sandwiches, sides, and desserts.
We are monitoring the situation closely and taking important steps to help protect the health and safety of our guests and team members. One protocol that WHO and CDC recommended to us right away was, “Please, please start washing your hands for the love of all that is good on this green earth.”
As a result, when and where possible, Burger King drive-through locations are open, and we remain dedicated to providing fresh-tasting food with lightning-fast service—now with washed hands.
We continue to closely monitor recommendations and protocols established by WHO and CDC on how to wash one’s hands, as well as the recommendations of state and local health departments. We pledge to let you know if our protocols need to be further modified as the COVID-19 circumstances develop.
Thank you for choosing Burger King.