Giant Jitterbug To-Do List

Over the next week or two there’s a bunch of stuff to do. Off the top of my head, here’s a chunk of it.

To meet fire/live safety and building codes:

  • Add additional piece of stainless steel between hood and wall/ceiling
  • Fire caulk between steel and hood
  • Service fire suppression system 5/8
  • Repair fire suppression microswitch (electrician) 5/8
  • Purchase additional fire extinguisher for kitchen 5/8
  • Move dining room fire extinguisher to opposite corner
  • Relocate exit sign (electrician) 5/8
  • Get signoff on new handrails, replacement breakers
  • Get hood cleaned 5/7
  • Replace all door handles/locks
  • Replace battery in other exit sign
  • Test all bulbs in exit/outside lights
  • Add fire retardant layer to counter paint
  • Ditch outdoor cords with exposed plugs
  • Pour 5′ square concrete “landing zone” at end of ramp

To meet health code:

  • Have entire kitchen pressure-washed 5/7
  • Clean coils of all coolers/freezers 5/7
  • Get rid of unsuitable equipment (some just not commercially rated, some not performing to code)
  • Buy behind-counter ice/sink/water equipment
  • Scrub all pre-existing equipment with degreaser and then bleach
  • Re-caulk floor moulding
  • Steam clean/scrub grout in bathrooms, storage room
  • Scrub all rooms/walls/surfaces
  • Seal/paint counter cabinet with fancy/toxic non-porous chemicals (adiós, enviromentally-friendly milk paint) (Coats: 1 2 3)
  • Find a compromise between health dept request for a locking door on food storage room and the fact that such a thing breaks fire code due to location (wish we’d known that before putting in the locking door as told) Put a bell on it! 5/8
  • Replace dining room tables
  • Replace pots, pans, utensils that are too worn or non-degreasable
  • Massive caulking spree
  • Paint all walls and ceilings
  • Replace plastic shelving with stainless steel 5/8
  • Purchase food storage containers
  • Replace coffee machine (drip, not espresso)
  • Additional covered trash cans in bathrooms specifically for “feminine hygiene waste” because the state of Georgia thinks menstrual blood and any paper or plastic products associated with such are hazardous waste, while urine and fecal matter are a-okay

Functional

  • Purchase coffee and tea service items (steaming pitchers, demitasse cups, loose tea brewers, etc)
  • Storage shelves 5/8
  • Build or buy new tables/benches/chairs
  • Get 2-3 comfy chairs for couch area
  • Order bus tubs/cart, and trash/recycling/composting receptacles for self-clearing
  • Order outdoor composter
  • Fill iPod with music
  • Get adapter for iPod to hook into existing speakers (or get better wireless ones)
  • Order stand, cash drawer and receipt printer to go with iPad/Square reader (and roll eyes that total cost is about 5-10x a regular cash register from Office Depot)
  • Order baking pans, utensils, pans, knives
  • Order new worktable and shelves/cabinet for dishes/pots/etc
  • Set up vendor accounts, place first orders
  • Order to-go supplies
  • Submit bus bench design
  • Make new sign
  • Get a desk and filing cabinet for back room

Aesthetic

  • Replace chairs
  • Coffee table
  • Move cabinet by couches
  • Art for walls
  • Pick paint colors for areas other than front counter
  • Paint everything
  • Decorate