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Front of House Cleaning Checklist

We've provided a quick and easy front of the house cleaning checklist.

It's just as important for your staff to keep the dining area of your business as clean as the kitchen. We've provided a restaurant cleaning checklist below for you to follow daily, weekly, and monthly for front of house tasks. In addition to these lists, your staff should be doing the following throughout the work day: wiping down and sanitizing tables between customers; cleaning condiment shakers and bottles that look dirty; brushing crumbs off of chairs and booths; and taking out trash if it's full.


  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms
  • Clean seats and benches
  • Vacuum carpets and mop floors
  • Wipe down walls if needed
  • Inspect condiment caddies for any bottles or shakers that are dirty and clean them off
  • Disinfect waste disposal area to prevent pests and the spread of bacteria: mop floors around cans, and wash the exterior and interior of each can


  • Disinfect door handles
  • Wash glass windows and doors if there are streaks or fingerprints
  • Inspect air ducts that lead into any part of your business and clean or dust them; you can use a vacuum cleaner to do this


  • Dust and wipe down light fixtures
  • Dust any stationary objects and wall art used for decoration
  • Check ceilings for cobwebs
  • Wash walls (can be done as needed or every several months)
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