Everyone knows the advantages of using linen table cloths when it comes to elegance and the overall feel for a restaurant. Our customers who switch from paper napkins have so many great things to say about using cloth, besides just raising their prices. What’s interesting is that a lot of their reasons for switching are for things you may not have thought of.
Here are some of the less obvious benefits of cloth linens:
Cloth Napkins “Taste” Better. OK, technically that’s not true. They may not taste better, but the food you’re serving sure will. Foodies remind us that you eat with your eyes first (like the expression, “your eyes were bigger than your stomach,” when we overeat). It’s the same reason that gourmet chefs spend time creating dishes that look as great as they taste. This principle applies to your dining area too. 93% of diners notice whether a restaurant uses cloth linens and 73% say they prefer cloth over paper. Put simply, people think food tastes better when served with linens.
Imaginative Folds Create a Special Feel. The only way to fold a paper napkin is in half or rolled around silverware. When paper napkins are unfolded, they look limp and wrinkled (and pretty darn terrible). With linens, you can create beautiful table settings for your guests. You’ll set a gorgeous table every day and with various folds, you’ll always keep your restaurant looking fresh.
The Environment says, “Thanks!” When you replace paper napkins, you’re not only making your table look great, you’re creating a more beautiful earth too! Using cloth napkins helps to reduce paper waste which is why they’re recommended by the EPA over paper napkins. Plus when you use a laundry that’s certified Clean Green by TRSA (like we are) you can rest assured that you’re helping the planet.
Keeps you Healthy. Fresh linens are one of the best ways to defend against germ transfer on restaurant tables. Linen covered tables dramatically reduce bacteria transfer between patrons. Tablecloths are an easy way to make your customers feel at ease about placing their silverware on the table. Also, your staff will come in less contact with dirty tables, keeping them healthy and coming to work!
With a wide range of colors to choose from, you can create an unforgettable dining experience for your patrons that will have them coming back time and time again and tell others.