Why does the appearance of your restaurant linen matter so much? Imagine for a moment you’re interviewing a potential host or waiter – one of the faces of your establishment. He shows up to the interview wearing a purple corduroy suit that’s two sizes too big for him, red dress shoes, and a lime green checkered tie with an old stain on it. Is your first impression, 

Your tablecloths can have the same impact on your customers – whether it’s the color, material choice, or cleanliness. Your food may be the best in town, but if your table linen is giving off the wrong vibe, customers may not even give you a chance. Therefore, a commercial linen hire service is the ideal solution to any business in the hospitality industry that has an ongoing need, and therefore daily turnover, of dirty linen that needs dry cleaning and refreshing.

Let’s talk about a few of the key considerations to ensure your linens are making the best first impression for your restaurant.

Keep In Shape

This one is simple enough to figure out quickly. Your tablecloths should match the shape of your table – whether they’re square, rectangular, or round. This ensures the cloth will lay properly and cover all areas of the table that you want it to cover.

Size Matters

For this step, you’ll need to get out your tape measure. Measure all sides of your rectangular or square table or the diameter of your round table. Now, sit down in one of the chairs and measure the distance between the edge of your table and the top of your thighs – this is your drop length. 

Add this distance to your measurements the whole way around the table to determine your final size. If you would like a long drop to your cloth, perhaps to reach the floor for a more formal look, then simply measure from the table edge to the floor. Not quite an expert with a tape measure?