In the current global situation, businesses are doing their best to institute a multitude of creative methods to adhere to various health and safety guidelines that ensure the well-being of customers and staff.
Across the globe, they are doing so in a variety of ways, including using stuffed animal place-holders to promote physical distancing, providing customers with pool noodle hats, or even implementing “bumper tables.”
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The latest quirky solution comes out of Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals in London, England, an establishment that specializes in botanical-inspired cocktails and food. The pub is part of a chain operated by Inception Group, all of which are inspired by Victorian explorer Phileas Fogg, the captivating main character of Jules Verne’s 1872 novel Around the World in Eighty Days.
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Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals’ claim to fame is its menu and interior decor, which displays a vast assortment of flora and fauna from all corners of the world that Fogg discovers along his travels.
In tune with the establishment’s overall theme, staff have instituted a new method to ensure health and safety by having employees don beekeeping suits and veils while they serve.
“At Mr. Fogg’s House of Botanicals in Fitzrovia, we have found a solution in beekeeping with the bar’s blossoming natural surroundings,” Inception Group explained in a post on its website. “Well-known as an oasis of exotic flora and fauna in Fitzrovia, our in-house botanists and guests may be asked to don beekeeping suits, or simply the protective head veil, instead of using traditional PPE.”
The suits create a whimsical, fun-loving experience that only further contributes to the pub’s playful atmosphere. It also provides customers with a creative solution that not only ensures their safety but also sheds a bit of humour on an otherwise stressful situation, which is something that we could all use right about now.