There are more than 980,000 restaurants throughout the United States. More than 10,500 of those are located right here in Maryland. The restaurant industry is one of the driving forces behind the Maryland economy, projected to bring in more than $10.9 billion in sales this year alone. And that is just the beginning. Restaurants in Maryland generate jobs (264,000 to be exact), they pull in a ton of money, and their sales generate tremendous tax revenues. And we know that people come to town specifically for our famous crab cakes, so the state restaurant industry even helps boost tourism.
The Maryland restaurant industry can be extremely competitive, so it is important for restaurant owners to do their best to stand out. Restaurant uniform and towel rental services can help!
Clean, Fresh Uniforms Make a Good First Impression
It only takes a customer seven to 17 seconds to form their first impression of your business, according to David Saxby, president of Measure-X. So appearance matters. This is as true for your greeters, hosts, and hostesses, as it is for your wait staff and even your kitchen staff, so important to outfit your employees in clean, fresh uniforms.
“People judge us by the way we look and that includes the way we dress,” said Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc.
Entryway Mats Keep Your Restaurant Clean
Along those same lines, cleanliness also plays a big role on first impressions. According to Restaurant Hospitality, 42% of people base their opinion of a restaurant’s cleanliness on the condition of the floors, and 14% of people said they would stop frequenting a business that was not up to their standards of cleanliness, according to QSR magazine. Entryway mats, meanwhile, can help stop 80% of all dirt from entering your restaurant. Hello, cleaner floors and happier customers!
Don’t Forget about the Towels
Messes happen and it is important to be able to deal with those messes, whether in the kitchen, behind the bar, or at a customer’s tables. Dish towels and bar towels allow your restaurant staff to tackle spills as they happen, with minimal disruption to your guests. That’s what we like to call a win-win!
Restaurant Uniform and Towel Rental Services in Maryland
Whether you are the smallest pizzeria or sub shop or a large five star restaurant, Lord Baltimore can handle all of your restaurant uniform, mat, and towel rental needs. Our high level of customer service, coupled with our affordable prices has made us the go-to linen provider for restaurants throughout Washington DC, Delaware, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Maryland. We offer our customers an alternative to the high volume corporate commercial laundries that are all too often big on volume but short on service.
Discover the pleasure of doing business with a truly reliable supplier who counts you as a valuable customer and not a number.
To learn more about Restaurant Uniform and Towel Rental Services in Maryland, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224. We also handle uniform rental, mat rental, and so much more.