If you own a restaurant, one of the major tasks to which you and your staff must attend is the washing of the various linens used on a day-to-day basis. Not only do you have front-of-house linens such as tablecloths and napkins but also kitchen towels, staff uniforms, and other back-end laundry items.
Lately, you may have been thinking about using an outside service to launder these items but may still be undecided. Below are a couple of reasons why you should seriously consider taking the step and making the decision to use a commercial linen service for your restaurant.
1. Having the Linens Laundered Off-Site Can Help Save You Money on Labor and Utility Costs
One reason why you should consider having a service launder and process your restaurant's linens is that doing so could actually save your business money in the long run. If you are laundering the linens every day at your restaurant, you are not only responsible for the electricity/gas and water costs but also have to pay workers to perform the work.
However, with a linen service, you pay a fee based on the number or weight of the items or a flat fee for the service. The amount paid is often less than the cost of utilities and labor, which will reduce the amount your business has to spend on laundering the linens.
2. Removing the Task From Your Employees' Responsibilities Allows for Greater Productivity
Along with saving money on labor costs, another benefit of using a service is that it can help increase your employees' productivity. If you are doing the laundering onsite, the work is most likely divided up between staff members, adding to their responsibilities.
However, if you remove this task from their list of responsibilities, your staff members will have more time to spend on other parts of the business. Instead of doing laundry, they can spend more time making your restaurant patrons happy as well as keep the dining and kitchen areas clean and maintained.
If you have been on the fence about using an off-site service to clean your restaurant's linens and uniforms, consider that doing so can help save your business money on labor and utilities as well as increase the productivity of your onsite employees by taking away the enormous task of doing the laundering themselves. For more information about the benefits as well as the procedure for having the items picked up, laundered, and delivered, contact a commercial linen service that serves your restaurant's area.