Sunday, March 14, 2010

White Tablecloths

Patrons like to see white tablecloths in restaurants in restaurants and dining establishments. One hospitality review and survey carried out in the USA found that between December 2008 and December 2009, people visiting restaurants with white tablecloths has gone up by over 40% compared to last year.

Regarding the use of white tablecloths in restaurants and dining establishments. One hospitality review and survey carried out in the USA found that between December 2008 and December 2009, people visiting restaurants with white tablecloths has gone up by over 40% compared to last year. AND! To drive the point home, these same diners are spending more on their meals when dining out than they did a 12 months ago. This makes it very clear that in the restaurant business, high end white tablecloths do make a big difference in the customers eyes which helps take care of the eatery's business and ultimately the bottom line profit of the business.

So, the main point remains… what makes a really good restaurant tablecloth? Well for a start we need to know what we want from a white tablecloth as each establishment is different and has different requirements. We would like the tablecloth to be and look super clean and crisp, yet still soft to the touch. However, the tablecloth must not only look and feel good, our white tablecloths also need to be highly practical which means that the tablecloth protects the table from heavy use damage, the tablecloth fabric must absorb the spills and accidents that will occur.

With this in mind some basic considerations need to be made… white tablecloth materials are very important as the fabric will affect the way the tablecloths drape down the table, the way they feel to the touch, the way the light bounces off the tablecloth fabric etc. There are various fabrics such as polyester, cotton, and poly-spun, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages depending on what the occasion calls for. If you are a small cafe that serves breakfasts or fast foods then polyester are probably more appropriate, good quality and durable standard polyester tablecloths are available are very low cost at several web retailers.

Visa polyester is crisp, soft, and durable, will go with any establishment no matter what menu is being served. Visa polyester also rests well on the tables, in fact if you are a new restaurant I would recommend that you invest first in your tablecloths before you buy your table furniture, as good quality polyester tablecloths will conceal any unsightly table tops or furniture that you may have in your dining establishment and you may be able to get a much better deal when buying dining furniture for your new restaurant business.

From a heavy use tablecloth point of view, stain-resistant and wrinkle resistant 100% visa polyester is the clear winner in this area without doubt. I acknowledge that it takes more effort and has higher costs in terms of the tablecloths themselves and the laundry costs than not having tablecloths, but in terms of the return in dollars and in what diners want, stain resistant easy care visa polyester will not be beaten.

In terms of colors, white is usually the best choice especially for a restaurant geared towards formal occasions. It is a safe bet and proves to the customer that you have a clean kitchen with nothing to hide. White is also the color that exudes style and elegance. If white is not a possibility and you would like to dare to be different, then you could always have an undercloth with a different color. The dimensions of the tablecloth will obviously depend on the dining table size, so be sure to ask your tablecloths supplier what sizes you will need for your tables.

In the final analysis, not all restaurants need good quality tablecloths, as excellent decor is often a great style expression of the establishment and cuisine served. Lastly, if you are going to use tablecloths in a restaurant then consider the information given, use 100% visa polyester, and don't take any shortcuts, it's your restaurant and you want it to be a success!

Article by Rhonda McDowell, www.White-Tablecloths.net
Rhonda is a hospitality professional who provides white tablecloth dining ideas and trends to www.White-Tablecloths.net Click here to visit White Tablecloths and browse a wide selection of quality white tablecloths, including pricing for wholesale white tablecloths, for additional information, click the following link if you would like expert details on how to buy table linens.

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