Restaurant COVID safety plan: The benefits of using table linen
The benefits of using reusable table linen during the COVID-19 times
If your restaurant, bar or café receives hundreds of customers a day, it can be difficult to clean each table as effectively as you’d like. Using table linen can add an extra line of protection against germs and bacteria as well as transform your restaurant appearance. During the COVID-19 crisis, it has become more important than ever to protect both employees and customers from illness.
Makes cleaning easier
Using table linen is far more sanitary than leaving tables bare. A tablecloth and linen napkin can be removed and replaced with a fresh, clean one between customers. While wiping down a table may look like it does the job, it can still be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. Tablecloths can simply be removed between customers and replaced with fresh linen. Used tablecloths can be thoroughly washed to remove all remnants of food, drinks, and bacteria.
An extra layer of protection
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Table linen can help reduce the spread of bacteria throughout your restaurant. It adds an extra layer of protection and reduces the number of contact employees, and customers have with bare tables. Table linen decreases their risk of coming into contact with harmful bacteria and reduces the likelihood of illness spreading. Additionally, it's important to know if a round or square tablecloth is best for your restaurant needs.
Table linen absorb spills
High-quality tablecloth and linen napkins are extremely effective at absorbing spills and splashes of food and beverages. Though disposable cloths may be absorbent to some extent, they can easily become oversaturated quickly when a lot of liquid is spilled.
Effectively absorbing spills does several things. Firstly, it keeps customers happy. If a customer spills a glass of wine, a linen tablecloth will quickly soak up the spill before it reaches the edge of the table, spills over the sides and ruins a customer’s outfit.
Secondly, table linen makes life easier for employees, who can simply remove the dirty tablecloth and napkins, give the table a brief wipe over, and replace it with a clean ones.
A cost-effective way to ensure hygiene
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Reusable cloth table linen is far more cost-effective than disposable ones. Dirty table linen can be sent off to a laundry service to be thoroughly cleaned, while disposable tablecloths require constant replacing. Table linen saves money while still ensuring that your restaurant, bar or café is a safe and hygienic environment for all.
Tablecloths and linen napkins are an effective and visible way to show your new and regular customers that you have improved your restaurant hygiene and cleanliness. After a hand sanitiser & QR code scanning at the front door, reusable table linen can be the added detail you need to enhance your patrons' dining experience.
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