Whether you’re opening a new restaurant or just reassessing your current linen management practices, you need to decide whether you’re going to purchase your restaurant linens or rent them from a commercial laundry.
We’ll make it easy: don’t purchase your own.
Here are just a few reasons why buying your own restaurant linens is a management nightmare you won’t be able to wake up from:
If you choose to purchase your own restaurant linens when opening your restaurant or when changing your linen colors and styles, you have to invest in your restaurant’s entire linen inventory at once. This can translate to large costs, especially if you want to procure high-quality products. If you’re opening a new restaurant, you don’t necessarily have the space in your budget for 50 aprons, 700 napkins, and 500 kitchen towels.
When you buy your restaurant linen instead of renting it, replacements can be a hassle. Think about it: to restock your inventory you’ll need to keep track of the exact product and type of product you purchased earlier, repurchase, and then wait for your items to ship. So many things can go wrong. The same linens might not be available for purchase any longer. Your items might not ship in time and you could be left without necessary linens. When you buy your own restaurant linens, replacements can turn out to be more of a chore than the initial purchase.
Purchasing your restaurant linens is only half of the battle. You also need to figure out how you’re going to be able to launder them every week. Laundering your own restaurant linens isn’t like throwing a load of bath towels into your washer at home – you’re dealing with a substantial volume of linens that need to be removed of stains and cleaned to hygienic standards. You’ll also need to train your staff in proper laundering techniques and likely pay them extra for the time they’ll need to spend washing, drying and folding your entire restaurant linen inventory every week.
A professional restaurant linen rental and laundering service provides you with restaurant linens that match your restaurant’s needs, picks them up from you each week, launders them in a high-tech commercial laundry facility and delivers your linens to you clean and ready-to-use. You’ll save money on overhead costs and you won’t have to worry about replacements or laundering.
Avoid purchasing your own linens with a rental service from Crown! We serve a wide customer base of food and beverage businesses, from country clubs to caterers to award-winning restaurants. Whether you need napkins for the front of the house or towels to mop up spills in the kitchen, we offer our linens in a variety of colors and sizes. We also provide restroom services and floor mats to keep every corner of your restaurant clean.