At Alsco, we know that no matter the size of your restaurant, having the right aesthetics is important – and so is making sure you have a safe, hygienic space for your staff and your customers. First impressions are crucial for customers and can make or break whether your customer wants to dine in your restaurant.
We all know that in this ramp up time after restrictions begin to lift, we need to take a careful approach – and laundered linen will definitely set the standard for hygiene and cleanliness in your venue. But if we look past hygiene, what factors should you consider?
- Restaurant Decor
It is important to consider your restaurant’s theme and what artwork and fixtures you consider having around your restaurant when deciding to set up. What kind of experience are you wanting to provide for your customers? Is it a fine dining establishment or a family friendly environment? How hygienic and clean does it feel and look from the moment people walk in?
To create an air of sophistication, you may want to consider simple and elegant tablecloths and napkins, or you may want to experiment with colours if you’re after a more casual look for your restaurant. And at a time when hygiene will be king, having a fully laundered solution will set you apart, and provide customers with peace of mind.
- Seating arrangements
As the restrictions start to ease, you will need to consider the kind of seating arrangements you plan on having for your restaurant. Long tables that can fit a large group, round tables so everyone can talk with each other or cosy two people tables for date nights – and how much spacing will you need to allow?
Having the right size and type of tablecloths for your tables can be visually appealing, encouraging customers to come into your restaurant. Napkins can be another way to customise your tables and can be used to enhance and compliment your restaurant’s environment – and can also be safely laundered and returned clean and sanitised for use.
- Kind of food being served
Table settings can vary depending on the type of food being served. For example, cutlery and utensils required for an italian restaurant is vastly different to that required for an asian restaurant. If you’re serving indian food, you may want to have some light coloured linen on your tables to enhance the vibrancy of your dishes. Or if you’re serving messier foods such as soup, a dark linen may be more suited to ensure any mess made by customers aren’t emphasised or detracting from the aesthetics.
- Restaurant Lighting & Mood
Having the right restaurant lighting can alter the restaurant’s mood immensely. Low lighting provides a more intimate ambience whereas brighter lighting is more compatible with a livelier environment. Choosing a linen set that complements the lighting and environment is vital for enhancing the customer experience.
Don’t compromise on hygiene, safety, and on your dining experience by using inadequate linen for your tablecloths and napkins. At Alsco, we can provide a wide range of table linen (5 times more hygienic than a bare table top) and napkins through our managed rental services. We can tailor our linen to suit your business needs – whether you require different sizes for different tables, or napkins to suit your tables, we can help. With our managed rental service, pay one monthly fee and let us take care of all your table linen needs, including hygienic cleaning, restocking, and delivery.