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The use of restaurant aprons may be something you’ve considered having your employees wear. If you’re in the hospitality services industry, especially in the food and restaurant field, aprons may already be a part of your required uniform attire. However, if you’ve left this essential item up to employee discretion or if you’ve excluded it altogether, you may want to reconsider.

Restaurant Aprons: More Than Just Protection

When thinking about restaurant aprons, the first thing that may come to mind is that it protects an employee’s clothing or uniform. However, there are some other crucial reasons why it’s a good idea to add apron wearing to your business model.

1. Image Projection 

Wearing an apron is a good way to make your brand name visible and to project a positive image of your employees and company. Choose an apron style that truly reflects your business and how the public will perceive your brand. Does your restaurant have a modern vibe? Maybe you own a classic upscale eatery. Whatever your company’s atmosphere is, choose an apron style that will match your branding.

Here are some other image factors to consider when choosing an apron:

  • Add your logo and company name in big bold letters.
  • Require your employees to have crisp and clean looking aprons at all times.
  • Choose an apron that employees will like wearing. Having an employee wear a uniform that they are proud to wear on can boost morale.
  • Add accessories to the apron, such as a professional nametag. This can help the apron look more festive while keeping it professional-looking.

2. Convenience

Having restaurant aprons with pockets makes working much more convenient for your employees. They can easily hold pens, notepads, cash tips, and other items in the apron pocket, making for a much smoother customer-employee interaction. If your employees don’t have an apron, you may find them constantly searching for pens and other necessary items. Also, employees will ultimately resort to using pant pockets to hold items such as notepads, which isn’t professional-looking. A nice, clean apron with adequate space for needed accessories will help your employee’s shift go much smoother.

3. Clothing Protection

While an apron protects an employee’s clothes or uniform from stains, it can also help protect their skin. Imagine a cook or chef standing over a fryer, or a line cook charring a steak. Grease splatters – and can cause burns. Hospitality products such as an apron not only protects clothing, but can help withstand burns and other accidents, especially if the apron material is thick and durable–many aprons are even flame-resistant for this reason.

Also, check OSHA regulations for your industry–it’s very likely that aprons are legally required for your type of business.

4. Lower Laundry Costs

Having employees wear restaurant aprons can also reduce your overall laundry costs. When your employees’ uniform is covered and protected, the chance of ruining expensive shirts and pants dramatically decreases.

Wilkins Linen Can Help

If you are in search of a linen management service who has customer satisfaction as their top priority, contact Wilkens Linen today. We can rent, launder, pick up and deliver restaurant aprons for any hospitality business in the Houston area.

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