The restaurant industry is an extremely competitive place, as you well know. To make it today, your restaurant has to really stand out from your competitors. Every detail needs to be carefully considered and crafted to match your brand and the aesthetic of your restaurant. This, of course, includes the uniforms that your restaurant employees will be wearing. They are the face of your business, and the level of formality, color, and comfort are important factors of their attire that should match your style and brand.
Formality of Style
The uniforms that your employees wear should match the level of formality in your restaurant. It would seem totally out of place for the servers to wear waistcoats and slacks in a super casual bbq joint. Likewise, if you have a formal dining room and want to attract upscale customers, you wouldn’t put your servers on t-shirts. Many restaurants need something somewhere in the middle, so perhaps you should consider a collared polo type shirt that your employees can pair with whatever pants they find comfortable. Regardless of if you go very formal, very casual, or in between, the uniforms should be comfortable, durable, stain resistant, and the look should always be crisp, clean, and neat.
Color of Materials
Uniform colors should match your brand and like the style of dress, they should make sense with the formality of your restaurant. Very formal settings often follow the tradition of formal gatherings: dark uniforms in black or navy with white or beige as the secondary elements. These types of uniforms are easy to accessorize and look very professional. For more casual venues, consider a vibrant color choice, as long as it is in line with your brand. Remember, if your uniforms are vibrant, your customers will expect the energy level to be pretty high to match them. Finally, don’t choose a uniform color that clashes with your decor.
Comfort and Safety
Restaurants are fast-paced environments that can get really hot, but your staff often will not have even a minute to sit down and cool off. Choose uniforms that are breathable like cotton or viscose, so your employees stay comfortable. Choose materials that are also easy to care for, to make it easier on them to keep the uniform looking great. Finally, consider flame retardant uniforms for any employees who are at risk.
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For over forty years, Lord Baltimore has provided cost-effective uniform rental services throughout the East Coast, including Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
To learn more about how uniform rentals can keep your business clean and looking great, please contact Joe Bateman at Lord Baltimore by calling 800-292-1224 or visit LordBaltimoreUniform.com. We also handle towel rental for gyms and salons, as well as apron, towel, uniform, and mat rental and purchase for restaurants. Additionally, we also sell and rent uniforms, shop towels, fender covers and mats for manufacturing and automotive industries.