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GP PRO demonstrates its commitment to helping restaurants get hygiene ready

The company is going to do that by sponsoring the Restaurant Revival Campaign

ATLANTA—September 10, 2020—GP PRO, a leading provider of foodservice disposable products and advanced dispensing solutions for commercial facilities, announced today its sponsorship of the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Restaurant Revival Campaign.

The Restaurant Revival Campaign urges diners to learn more about the steps restaurants are taking to keep them safe and encourages them to once again enjoy on-premise dining. In doing so, the campaign aims to bolster the foodservice industry’s recovery from COVID-19, which, according to the NRA, cost the industry $120 billion in the pandemic’s first three months alone.

The campaign also encourages restaurants to sign the ServSafe Dining Commitment, which recognizes a restaurant’s commitment to the health and safety of its employees and guests and, via a logo on a restaurant’s window, signifies to guests that the restaurant is ready for business. Consumers can find a full list of participating restaurants on the ServSafe Dining website.

For GP PRO, sponsoring the Restaurant Revival Campaign provides an opportunity to further demonstrate its own commitment to the ongoing success of the foodservice industry, and, in particular, its effort to help ensure restaurants are Hygiene Ready when they re-open their doors. Hygiene Ready, which launched in May, is GP PRO’s robust online resource that helps restaurants, retailers, arenas, commercial and industrial facilities, and other businesses safely re-open amidst COVID-19 and restore employee and consumer confidence shaken by the virus.

“We believe our sponsorship of the Restaurant Revival Campaign is a natural extension of our Hygiene Ready program. Through Hygiene Ready, we’re providing restaurants with information, guidance and tools to help them implement hygiene best practices so they can open safely,” said Alec Frisch, vice president and general manager of GP PRO’s foodservice category. “The Restaurant Revival Campaign is going a step further and helping to get guests through those open doors. We’re incredibly proud to be a part of this campaign and are hopeful it will have a real and lasting positive impact on the foodservice industry.”

To learn more about The Restaurant Revival Campaign, visit www.restaurant.org. To learn more about the ServSafe Dining Commitment, visit www.servsafedining.org. To learn more about the Hygiene Ready toolkit, visit www.gppro.com/solutions/workplace-hygiene.

About the National Restaurant Association

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 15.6 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We sponsor the industry’s largest trade show; leading food safety training and certification program; unique career-building high school program (the NRAEF’s ProStart). For more information, visit Restaurant.org.

 About GP PRO

Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products, and related chemicals.  The company operates approximately 150 facilities and employs approximately 30,000 people directly and creates nearly 89,000 jobs indirectly. GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific, manufactures and sells well-known brands like ActiveAire®, Angel Soft® Professional Series, Brawny®, Compact®, Dixie®, Dixie Ultra®, enMotion®, and Pacific Blue™. GP PRO products meet restroom, foodservice, and break room needs for office buildings, healthcare, foodservice, high traffic, lodging, retail, and education facilities, plus a wide range of industrial and manufacturing facilities in North America.  For more information, visit: gppro.com.

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