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2020
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COVID-19 safety updates from Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard

Our Promise To You

Healthy. Happy. Hershey.

That’s our promise to you. Across our destination, the health and safety of our guests, team members, and community members has been and will always be our top priority. Throughout your visit, we want you and your family to enjoy all that Hershey has to offer knowing that our objective is to keep you healthy and happy. 

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health and in collaboration with our industry partners at Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard is working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by expanding and enhancing our rigorous cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection procedures above our already high standards. We have increased the number of hand sanitizer machines and will ensure social distancing is maintained between guests and team members. We are committed to increase team member training to reinforce how our team can take better care of you - our guests - but also themselves. 

For the safety of our guests and team members, all guests over the age of two must wear face coverings at all times, except while seated at their table. As this situation is ever-evolving, please visit this page often for updates on our operation and safety enhancements. 

Thank you for putting your trust in us to keep you safe while enjoying your meal at Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard.

New Health & Safety Enhancements

Preparing for your visit

We want you to enjoy all that Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard has to offer knowing that our objective is to keep you healthy and happy and ask that you partner with us on simple steps before and during your visit. Here is how you can prepare for a delicious and safe experience at Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard

Guest Experience

  • To ensure social distancing:

    • Follow signage throughout the café to direct foot traffic.

    • The number of guests safely permitted at our café will adhere to capacity guidelines to ensure social distancing.

  • Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard is open and also offers call-ahead pickup orders.

    • For guests who wish to dine at our café:

      • Café seating (both indoors and on the patio) is available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted.

      • Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and heed the direction from our team members by maintaining 6 feet of space from other guests outside of your party at all times.

      • If you or any member of your party is sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and do not visit.

    • For guests who wish to order call-ahead pickup:

      • Orders and payment can be taken by phone via 717-508-5986.

      • Upon arrival, guests may enter the café (wearing a face covering) to pick up their orders at the counter.

Employee Precautions

  • Team members have been thoroughly trained on the recommended precautionary steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health to inhibit the spread of germs.

  • All employees must wear face coverings.

  • Team members will wear gloves when handling used food service items, when removing garbage bags, and disposing of trash. Team members will wash their hands after removing their gloves.

  • All employees are given hourly breaks for proper handwashing, as well as after contact with guests.

  • Team members are required to complete a COVID-19 screening, including temperature checks, to identify the presence of symptoms and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. In addition, team members have been instructed and are regularly reminded to not report to work if they have COVID-19 symptoms or if they come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has a COVID-19 test pending result.

COVID-19 WARNING

We have enhanced health and safety measures for our guests and team members. Guests must follow all posted instructions while visiting Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death and people who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Visit the CDC website for the latest guidance.

By visiting Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your safety is our top priority

Our company has always maintained high cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection standards, which meet or exceed established industry guidelines. With that strong foundation, we have introduced new enhancements that adhere to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.

Guest Experience

Are you open?

  • Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard is open.

What are your hours?

  • Hours of operation are:
    • Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Thursday: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Do I need to wear a face covering?

  • Per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in accordance with an Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, face coverings are required for all guests over the age of 2 at all times during their visit, except while seated at their table. 

Do you take reservations?​

  • Café seating (both indoors and on the patio) is available on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not accepted.

What if there is a storm while I am dining on the patio? Can I sit inside?

  • In the event of inclement weather, guests are welcome to move inside if capacity allows.

Can I dine inside the café?

  • Yes.

Are you hosting Live On The Lawn?

  • Unfortunately, due to reduced capacity thresholds required in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state government, we will not host Live On The Lawn in 2020. We will re-evaluate our ability to host events like Live On The Lawn as health guidance is updated or changes.

Is Farmers Market In Hershey open?

  • Farmers Market In Hershey is open on Thursdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m. through October 2020. For more information, please visit Farmers Market In Hershey's Facebook page

Are your private meeting rooms available to rent?

  • Not currently.

How are you keeping the café clean and safe?

  • Across the café, our company maintains high cleaning, sanitization, and disinfection standards, which meet or exceed established industry guidelines. Our teams rigorously clean public spaces several times daily. 

  • Single-use menus are being utilized.

  • Condiments, sauces, sugar and sugar substitutes, salt, and pepper are available in portioned containers or single-use packets.

  • We have increased the number of hand sanitizer stations at the property. 

  • All guests over the age of two must wear face coverings at all times, except while seated at their table.

  • We have reduced capacity to allow for appropriate social distancing. Tables and chairs are spaced accordingly.

  • We use signs, floor markings, and other announcements to remind guests of physical distancing requirements.

  • We regularly remind guests and team members of health and hygiene and physical distancing requirements.

  • Team members are required to complete a COVID-19 screening, including temperature checks, to identify the presence of symptoms and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. In addition, team members have been instructed and are regularly reminded to not report to work if they have COVID-19 symptoms or if they come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has a COVID-19 test pending result.

Employee Precautions

How are you keeping your team members safe?

  • Team members have been thoroughly trained on the recommended precautionary steps from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Pennsylvania Department of Health to inhibit the spread of germs.

  • All employees must wear face coverings. 

  • Team members will wear gloves when handling used food service items, when removing garbage bags, and disposing of trash. Team members will wash their hands after removing their gloves.

  • We have increased the number of hand sanitization stations at the property. 

  • All employees are given hourly breaks for proper handwashing, as well as after contact with guests.

  • Team members are required to complete a COVID-19 screening, including temperature checks, to identify the presence of symptoms and reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure. In addition, team members have been instructed and are regularly reminded to not report to work if they have COVID-19 symptoms or if they come into contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has a COVID-19 test pending result.

  • Where possible, workspaces have been redesigned to enforce social distancing.

Is Cocoa Beanery on Research Boulevard working with industry organizations to assist in the protection of team members and guests?