For very high end upscale restaurants fine linens are a popular choice but it can break the budget of smaller eateries. It also a little much more effort and costs a little more in terms of the tablecloths themselves and the laundry costs. There are various materials such as polyester, and spun poly and they have their advantages and disadvantages depending on what the occasion calls for.
Several recent USA survey’s have shown that it’s pretty clear that in the restaurant industry, good quality tablecloths make a difference in the customer’s eyes which helps the restaurant owner increase business ultimately his or her bottom line.
What is the number one thing that makes a good discount tablecloth? Well to start with it really depends on how we will be using the tablecloth. Ultimately we would like the tablecloth to be and look 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 damage.
If you are a cafe or diner that serves breakfasts and fast foods then standard polyester discount tablecloths may be more appropriate, but in terms of the return dollar wise it really depends on the particular discount, many discount businesses do not warrant the high cost outlay for “fine Irish linens” when standard polyester discount tablecloths in white or other solid colors will do the job just as well.
Tablecloth materials are critically important as they affect the way the tablecloths hang over the table, the way they feel to the touch, the way the light bounces off the cloth surface etc.
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In terms of colours, white is usually the way to go especially for a discount tablecloth geared towards formal occasions. It is a safe bet and shows to the customer that you have a clean kitchen with nothing to hide. White is also the colour that exudes dining elegance, and class. If white is not a possibility and you “dare to be different”, then you could always have a base tablecloth underneath with a different colour or even colored table runners. The size of the tablecloth will obviously depend on the dining table size.