The Ultimate Restaurant Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing your restaurant cleaning area is as important as serving good food. The spread of Coronavirus has accelerated the need for it and the current situation calls for quality cleanliness.

We know it is a laborious task to keep so many things in mind and therefore we have created a restaurant cleanliness checklist for your ease.

Let’s get started!

Front of House Cleaning Checklist

A clean front of house area is very crucial to your business. A clean dine in the area will leave a pleasant impression on your customers and may earn you bonus points. And who knows, they might just become your repeat customers.

Below are some of the things you need to clean in your front-of-the-house.

  • Make sure you sanitize the tables
  • Wipe down the walls to remove any stains
  • Wipe down the condiments and salt and pepper shakers after every customer leaves the table
  • Keep your counters clean
  • Vacuum your carpets regularly
  • Take out the trash daily or else it is going to leave an odour in the place
  • Sweep and mop the floors daily
  • Keep your exterior and interior tidy
  • Wipe off the dust from any decorative pieces every day
  • Always clean and sanitize the restrooms. It is also advisable to disinfect the area
  • Clean the bathroom sinks on daily basis
  • Empty out feminine hygiene product items
  • Clean the bathroom floors regularly

Things you need to clean on weekly basis

It is hard to clean each and every item everyday after you open your restaurant or before you head out to your home late at night. We have made a checklist that needs to be ticked once in a week and you’ll be good to go!

  • Dust and wipe down the light fixtures
  • Clean your bulbs and fancy lights
  • Wash your glass windows with clean glass wipers or a clean towel once in a week
  • Make sure you disinfect the door handles of the entrance as well as of the restrooms

Things you need to clean on monthly basis

And here we have a list of things which only need to be cleaned once in a month. These include;

  • Clean any decorators or wall paintings
  • Remove the cobwebs from all corners of your ceilings
  • Wash the walls

Keep Your Back-of-the-House Area Clean


Just because it is something that won’t be visible to the customers, doesn’t mean you don’t have to keep it clean. The back of the house area needs to be as clean as the front one if not more.

Here’s the daily checklist for you;

  • Wipe down the walls to remove any splash stains
  • Wash your pots, fryer, spoons, forks, grill, griddle and other utensils every day
  •  Change the foil lining of the grills and flattops
  • Keep your coffee makers, slice makers and toasters clean
  • Make sure your dispenser heads are clean
  • Clean your trash area regularly

Locations on where to clean

Things you need to clean weekly


  • Boil out your deep fryer
  • Clean the oven space, doors and racks
  • Clean your sinks and faucets
  • Sanitize your walk in refrigerators

Things you need to clean on monthly basis

  • Check your pipes and drains to prevent any clogs
  • Clean and sanitize ice machine
  • Empty your grease traps once in a month

Once you make it a habit to clean these things as per requirement, you will find it easy to keep your place tidy and neat.

Happy cleaning!