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White tablecloth dining more profitable for restaurants?

March 23, 2010

Let's first open with the fact that a survey carried out in the US discovered that in 2009, patrons visiting restaurants with white tablecloths has increased 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 year ago. Thus it's pretty clear that in the restaurant industry, good quality tablecloths make a difference in the customers' eyes (new and existing) which takes care of the company and ultimately the earnings.

So we need to discover what makes a good tablecloth for a restaurant? to answer this question we need to know we want from a restaurant tablecloth. Ultimately we we desire the tablecloth to look crisp and clean, crisp yet soft to the touch. However, it must not only feel and look good, it must also be highly practical which means that it protects the table surface from scratches and any other kind of damage, it absorbs all the sauces and drips that come from a juicy feast.

From a upscale restaurant tablecloth point of view, fine Irish linen is a popular choice but it can be too expensive for smaller establishments. If will take more effort and costs much more in terms of the tablecloths and the costs for laundry, but in terms of the returns money wise it really depends on the particular restaurant, many restaurant owners will not accept the high expense for "fine Irish linens" standard tablecloths in white or other solid colors will work fine.

Tablecloth fabrics are important as it will affect the way the tablecloths hang over the table, and the way the feel, the way the light reflects on the fabric etc. If you are a cafe or diner that serves breakfasts and fast foods then standard polyester restaurant tablecloths may be more appropriate.

Regarding restaurant tablecloth colors, white is the best choice especially for a restaurant geared towards formal events. It is a smart move and shows to the dinner guest that you have a clean eatery with nothing to hide. White is also the color that exudes dining elegance, and class. If white is not a possibility then you could always have an linen undercloth or a table runner for accent with a different color.

Not all restaurants should use tablecloths, as trendy furniture is often the best approach for the restaurant and cuisine served. However, if you are going to use tablecloths in a restaurant then consider the points made in this restaurant tablecloths article, it's your restaurant!, and it's your success!.

Article by Sean Logue: www.TableclothsForLess.com | Tablecloths
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