Bouncing Back After COVID: Thumbs Off! Offers New Level of Sanitation for Restaurant Staff

Discreet Silicone Tool Stops Spread of Germs Between a Waiter and Dish

Bouncing Back After COVID: Thumbs Off! Offers New Level of Sanitation for Restaurant StaffMarietta, GA  (  As restaurants work to regain their guests’ trust after a long year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic began, a simple tool is making a visible impact in establishments across the nation. Particularly in the era of hand sanitizers and disinfectants, guests are watching a restaurant’s every move – especially when the food they’re about to consume is laid down in front of them, with a server’s thumb right in it. The Thumby by Thumbs Off! was created to solve that very issue, serving as a protective shield to not only offer maximum safety but peace of mind as well.

Long a gross but unspoken issue, the way that a restaurant server carries a plate can expose guests to serious illness. Gloves can harbor germs while no protection can mean that the same hand that just touched money or shook hands with another diner, can easily transfer those germs to an unsuspecting guest by way of food consumption. The Thumby by Thumbs Off! is a small but powerful device made up of a comfortable cushion and secure grip that is worn on the thumb to act as a barrier between the server and the plate they’re carrying. Available in two sizes, the product is both reusable and dishwasher-safe.

“As a longtime former restaurant owner myself, I’ve watched a server’s finger too many times rest on top of a guest’s food – including my own – and I knew there had to be a better way to solve this disgusting issue,” said Christian Valvo, founder of the Thumbs Off!. “Not only does this show customers that an establishment cares about them but it really fights back against any illness-causing bacteria.”

Dozens of restaurants across the nation, including full-service eateries, pizzerias, bakeries, and cafes have fully implemented the Thumbys among their waitstaff. Created in conjunction with leading PPE specialists, Germ Nerds, it is available for both personal and business purchase exclusively online with shipping available throughout the United States. For more information, visit

Bouncing Back After COVID: Thumbs Off! Offers New Level of Sanitation for Restaurant Staff

About Thumbs Off!

Thumbs Off! offers revolutionary products for a restaurant waitstaffs, including the Thumby which is designed to provide a safe and reusable barrier between a server’s hands and a customer’s eating surface. Worn on a server’s thumb, the Thumby offers a durable grip for plates and dishes that is easily washable and reusable. The product is available exclusively online, sold in both small and large sizes. For more information on Thumbs Off!, visit

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