Increased Health and Safety Procedures


At Ted’s Café Escondido, the health and safety of our guests and employees has always been our number one priority, both before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Ted’s has implemented several procedures and guidelines that allow us to operate safely and effectively in this new environment:

Lobby Area

  • Prior to entering any areas beyond the lobby, employees are required to wash their hands in the public restroom and have their temperature taken.
  • All areas in the lobby, including the host counter and waiting benches, are sanitized after each use.
  • All menus are sanitized after each use. Disposable menus available upon request.
  • During peak times where social distancing in the lobby area is not possible, guests will be asked to provide a cell phone number so the host can text them when their table is ready. Guests can join the wait list prior to arriving on our website
  • Parties larger than 10 people will not be able to sit together.

Dining Room

  • All employees are required to wear masks, including servers, managers and server assistants.
  • Guests will be seated at every other table.
  • All condiments and drink menus have been removed from the tables and are available upon request.
  • Tables and chairs are sanitized after each party leaves.
  • All drinks, including bar drinks, are served with packaged straws only.
  • Silverware is sanitized after each use and wrapped in a cloth napkin by a team member wearing gloves. Disposable flatware/napkins available upon request.

Other Items of Note

  • All door handles and other high touch items within the restaurant are sanitized every 30 minutes at a minimum.
  • Restrooms are checked every 15 minutes to ensure cleanliness and soap/paper towels are available.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to a member of our management team. Thank you for being our guest and we appreciate all of your support during this unprecedented ti