Monkey Joe's Boosts Hygiene for Kids' Health

Play Centers Now Among the Healthiest Environments for Children -- Active, Clean, Engaging and Safe

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monkey Joe's party and play centers, each with more than 12,000 square feet of kid-friendly inflatable jumps, slides and obstacle courses, now offers families a heightened level of cleanliness through a partnership with Swisher Hygiene. In all locations, Monkey Joe's has committed to full-facility sanitizing from Swisher. The service is intended to reduce exposure to germs and cross-contamination for all who visit and play at Monkey Joe's, making it a cleaner environment than public playgrounds, schools, daycare centers and amusement parks.

"Safety for the families who enjoy our facilities is a top priority. From the time our guests enter and pass through the Safety Access Child Control System to when they play on the first inflatable, we strive to provide peace of mind to parents by offering the highest standards of cleanliness," explains Seth Salzman senior vice president of Raving Brands, the parent company of Monkey Joe's. "We've partnered with Swisher because it is the country's leading provider of commercial hygiene services, and our customers deserve the highest level of protection available. By completely sanitizing our locations – equipment, seats, tables, handles and virtually every other touch point imaginable – we are taking an enormous step towards minimizing the opportunity for the spread of germs."

According to Clinical Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno Jr., Ph.D., author of The Secret Life of Germs, children most often spread germs through contact. "Contact spread is responsible for 80 percent of all infectious disease. There are two main types of contact spread: Direct person-to-person contact (touching or kissing) and indirect contact (surfaces, toys, doorknobs)," says Dr. Tierno. "Because of the way children play, they are particularly vulnerable to these types of transmissions."

Swisher will be applying an OSHA-approved, FDA-certified solution that is completely safe for human contact but that kills more than 99.9 percent of commonly encountered germs. The formulation has been engineered to deliver residual germ killing power for a minimum of seven days, ensuring that each Monkey Joe's location is effectively covered from one weekly service to the next. The application will be performed after hours by expertly trained technicians.

"Monkey Joe's is designed to be a place for healthy fun, activity and development," says Salzman. "And one of the ways we're going to make sure that everyone stays healthy is by emphasizing cleanliness, security and professionalism at our play centers. We believe long-term success will come from our ability to create an environment where parents can relax in comfort and their children can play safely."

About Monkey Joe's
Monkey Joe's is a fun and exciting inflatables-filled indoor facility that provides families with engaging and interactive activity and entertainment -- all day, every day (no special occasion necessary!). Today Monkey Joe's operates 19 facilities totaling more than 228,000 square feet of pure-kid-fun in motion. For information on franchise opportunities, call 877-534-7216 or visit www.monkeyjoes.com.

About Swisher Hygiene

Since 1983, Swisher Hygiene has been the foremost provider of sanitizing services and hygiene products to businesses and institutions across North America. The company delivers weekly service, chemicals, odor control systems, paper, soap, floor mats and more in a service area that extends to 90% of the continent's population. More information is available online at www.swisherhygiene.com.

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