With the nation seeing the worst flu season in a decade, local restaurants are stepping it up a notch to prevent the spread of germs.
Each day thousands of families take a break from home cooking and venture out for dinner.
"We have anywhere from 1,000 to some days 3,000," said Gorge's General Manager Chris Cady.
With some many people coming into his restaurant everyday, and this seasons flu so bad, Cady said extra precautions are a must.
"We actually talk about it every single day we do a pre shift meeting every single day," said Cady.
Many restaurant employees are required to wash their hands for 20 seconds before going back to work.
With the season being as bad as it is, George's isn't the only local restaurant taking extra precautions.
"We've had lots of employees that have been out ill, and that kind of thing, and we always make sure that they don't come in if they're sick we don't want them here," said Ninfa's General Manager Diane Nowlain.
If any employee even suspects that they might be getting sick, they're asked to stay home and can't come back without a doctor's release.
"We just want to be sure we keep everybody as healthy as possible that we're in contact with," said Nowlain.
All tables, chairs, and bar tops are wiped down with sanitizer each time a customer leaves.
A recent study reported that cold an flu viruses can live up to 18 hours on a hard surface if it hasn't been sanitized.
And that's not a risk Chris Cady is willing to take.
"Especially handling food that's our number one priority is making sure that everyone is well and very sanitary when they're working," said Cady.
Which is keeping these customers healthy and happy.