Aprons in the workplace are more than mere garments; they’re a symbol of professionalism. Whether in bustling kitchens, welcoming cafes, or retail environments, aprons worn by staff play a role in representing a business’s commitment to cleanliness. In light of this, we have put together this guide to help you maintain your aprons well.Continue reading
“Tis the season to be jolly, and in restaurants, the festive cheer brings a flurry of activities and, inevitably, a unique set of Christmas dining challenges in the laundry department. As diners gather to celebrate, creating cherished memories over delectable meals, restaurant staff work tirelessly behind the scenes, combating specific laundry hurdles and restaurant stains that come with the Christmas rush.Continue reading
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New Year’s period is the busiest for the restaurant industry with families dining out. It can also be demanding for managers to manage all the stock and sort out the decorations. To help you, we’ve come up with 3 tips for preparing your restaurant for New Year’s Eve.
1. Keep The Menu Simple
We all love food, especially food during the holiday season. Your customers will no doubt be coming to indulge in the delicious festive menu.
It’s important that you keep the menu simple – from the starters, main course, desserts, and drinks. If you want to go a step further, promote your restaurant online. Show off your delicious New Year’s Eve menu and post it on your social media pages.
Simplicity results in happy customers!
2. Keep The Christmas Decorations
When is it too early to remove Christmas decorations? Certainly not before New Year’s Day! Keep the Christmas spirit alive by keeping the decorations and trees up!
Don’t forget the music too! Everybody loves Christmas songs! They will no doubt make your customers burst with joy and hang on to the Christmas season just a little bit longer!
At the end of the day, the ambience and overall vibe of your restaurant make a big difference to the overall experience.
3. Partner Up With Laundryheap
Our last tip for preparing your restaurant for New Year’s Eve is to partner up with a laundry service. With services like Laundryheap, you won’t worry about doing the laundry ever again. Laundryheap will tackle any stains on your staff’s aprons, table linen and towels.
All of your items will be cleaned to perfection and returned to your restaurant within 24 hours!
It’s the best feeling when a customer recommends your restaurant to their friends and family. You serve them good food and they will return for more. But not everything will be all rosy when running a restaurant. Some customers will be unsatisfied. Here are 3 things customers don’t like at your restaurant.
1. Unprofessional Staff
Unprofessionalism is something customers don’t like at your restaurant. This doesn’t just mean how your staff speak to customers but also how they appear. Are their uniforms in good shape? Are there any dirty stains? Are they well-ironed? If the appearance doesn’t look good, it will leave a bad taste in your customer’s mouth.
Professional builds trust and it shows your customers that you mean business.
2. Inconsistent or Dirty Table Linens
As soon as your customers sit at a table, they want to eat their food comfortable with no distractions. However, one thing that will irk your customers is dirty table linens. Any stains, dried or fresh, will result in annoyed looks and dissatisfaction. At times, this will be enough to turn your customers off and make them leave.
In addition, you’ll also want to choose table linens that fit your brand’s image well. To get guidance on what to look for, read our blog here.
3. Food Lacking Quality
Your customers come to your restaurant for one reason: for a deliciously well-cooked meal. It will only them frustrated that their expectations haven’t been matched. If they’re extremely unhappy, this could lead to them writing negative reviews online!
Unprofessional staff, bad food quality or dirty table linens are 3 things customers don’t like at your restaurant.
We’ll handle the laundry, you handle the food!
In addition, we also rent towels to your kitchen staff. Keeping equipped and clean helps with organisation and does lead to better staff morale.
Happy serving your customers!
Having a good menu and tables is great but aprons also add to the ambience of your restaurant. Aprons make your staff feel protected and comfortable so it’s essential your restaurant has the best aprons. In this blog, we’ll guide you on the important considerations in choosing the right apron.
When choosing the right apron for your restaurant, the style should embody what your restaurant is all about. Pick an apron in accordance with your restaurant’s theme (i.e., casual or smart) and brand colour. Your customers don’t miss details so it’s important your table linens, restaurant and uniforms are all in synergy to create a consistent look.
Researching the material goes a long way in assuring long-term quality. It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying cheap material to save money but by doing so, you’ll have a material that is flammable and poorly durable when it comes to washing.
The general rule of thumb is to avoid buying synthetic fibres like acrylic or 100% cotton aprons because they are flammable and not the safest to use.
If you’re looking for a material that is durable, lightweight, and easy to launder, look no further than 100% polyester! An added bonus to this material is that it doesn’t shrink and is wrinkle-resistant.
In addition, poly-cotton and leather are also known as reliable apron materials.
Choosing the right apron is all about finer details and presentation. Your staff are going to be working long shifts so it’s important you consider design and functionality.
For front-of-house staff, consider aprons with pockets so they can put any tips, pens, and pads inside. Not only does this make it easier for them but it makes your restaurant look professional. Pockets are also important for your chef’s apron in case they need to put their towels or utensils inside.
Additionally, you want to ensure you are meeting safety standards. Double-check that all the strings are secured and not flimsy. All it takes is one loose string for an accident or spillage to happen.
Can Withstand Laundry
The style, functionality and material are factors to make sure your aprons can withstand the kitchen mess and stains but choosing aprons that can withstand laundry is vital. Your staff will be wearing your aprons so be certain to choose aprons that are easy to care for and comfortable to wear after laundry.
The kitchen stains can be stubborn to remove but that’s why Laundryheap is here for your business. We will make sure your aprons are cleaned to perfection and returned to your restaurant within 24 hours!
Just book a service with us and we’ll come to you and clean your aprons!
When it comes to laundry, we bring a lot to the table!
Your aprons add to your restaurant’s overall theme and service.