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The Importance of Quality Linen Services for Restaurants

For many industries, linen products have become a staple. For instance, towel and bed linens are a requirement for hotels. Guests who do not receive linens may assume that the establishment is unqualified to run in the hospitality industry. Linen services for restaurants are also important. The employees may express dissatisfaction without proper kitchen wear or towels. It goes without saying that there is a high demand for linens for many businesses through all kinds of industries.

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Restaurants generate an advantage when they have fresh linens. Having a quality linen service helps restaurants provide a quality appearance for their customers. Not only does it help appearances, but it improves efficiency and function for many restaurants and fine dining establishments. By investing in high-quality and fresh linens, your restaurant’s ambiance will grow. Your business will look and feel more exquisite to your customers. Tablecloths and napkins can turn a small shack into a neat and pristine dining experience.

In addition to the restaurant having a polished appearance, by equipping your restaurant’s waiters and hosts with quality uniforms, they can portray and provide a higher form of professionalism and quality service for your business. By providing your employees with fresh linen and restaurant apparel, you are not only providing them with a quality appearance, you are also keeping them safe from splashes from grease and sprays. Floor mats in restaurants will also keep employees and guests safe, by making sure that your business has a safe and anti-slip environment.

 

Gold Coast Provides Quality Linen Services for Restaurants

Gold Coast Linen Services provides high-quality linen services when you need them. We make sure that our products are of the utmost quality, and we make sure to wash them thoroughly. The high-quality material provides a durability through the washes. Contact us today by calling us at (561) 832-3841 for our West Palm Beach servicing and at (954) 785-7202 for our servicing in the Fort Lauderdale area.

How To Make Your Restaurant Instagram Worthy

There is a high importance in marketing in business. Through social media marketing, you are able to advertise your business, getting your company name out there. Through this, you are guaranteed to receive a higher amount of customers. One social media program which is becoming popular in the restaurant community is Instagram. By posting photos on this site, restaurants gain popularity within the community. Create a restaurant Instagram and follow some of our tips below to grow your restaurant with your online presence.

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Here are some ways to help your business thrive on Instagram. Gain followers and help your business achieve more customers through this marketing platform:

  • Be consistent – Post on a weekly, biweekly, or daily basis. By being consistent and frequently maintaining your Instagram, you will gain more followers. Followers like when the Instagram accounts they follow maintain a regular amount of posts.
  • Decorate and stage your dishes – Dishes will seem more appealing to followers if you take a few minutes to plan the posts in a way that is representative of your business. Facilitate your job and appear “Instagram friendly” by staging the dish before photographing. This eliminates the necessity to edit the photograph to much. Treat your dishes like they are works of art. This way they will appear more appetizing to eye, hopefully enticing your audience to take action and visit your restaurant.
  • Repost your customers’ photos – When customers visit your restaurant, they may post your dishes on their personal accounts. It is up to you to ask them for permission to repost their photos. After this, you can post them on your own Instagram page, sharing photos from the customer’s perspectives. In addition, tell your customers to use a #hashtag!
  • Make sure there is a geotag for the business. This way, customers that visit and post photos of the restaurant can tag your business location as well.
  • Decorate the restaurant in order for customers to take photos of the scenery as well as the food. Placing fun signs, props, and background designs can be some good ways to decorate your business.

 

Use Gold Coast Linen Service and Improve Your Restaurant Instagram

Gold Coast Linen is here for you and your restaurant needs. Give us a call today and we will provide you with our quality linen service!

How Your Restaurant Can Prepare for the Holidays

October is the month of Halloween, and also the starting month for the holidays. November is the month of Thanksgiving, followed by the winter holidays in December. Therefore, it is time to start thinking on how you can spice up your restaurant in order to prepare for the holidays.

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  • Decorate your business with festive lighting and decorations.
  • Supply your restaurant with colorful napkins and learn new napkin folding techniques.
  • Offer special holiday dishes and specials. Also, certain types of promotions may draw in a larger number of customers who are excited for holiday savings.
  • Equip your employees with different garments, such as uniforms in different colors based on the holidays.
  • Your employees can also wear fun accessories. Chefs and waiters can wear costume hats in October, and Santa or elf hats during December. Customization is possible with any type of uniform!
  • Hanging bells on the entrance door and having custom welcome floor mats will invite guests into your restaurant. If you are feeling especially daring, you can hang a mistletoe over random tables in the dining area.
  • Decorating the entrance with fake snow or ice sculptures is a fun way to bring winter fun into the business!
  • Create a playlist of holiday songs to play in the restaurant during business hours to entertain customers.

 

Prepare for the Holidays with Gold Coast

Contact Gold Coast Linen Services for a quote on our high-quality linen for your restaurant today! We provide a variety of tablecloths, towels, uniforms, napkins, and floor mats for your restaurant. Our selection offers a variety of colors and sizes, perfect for the holidays.

Give us a call today at (561) 832-3841 in the West Palm Beach region, or at (954) 785-7202 for Fort Lauderdale service. We will make sure to assist you in the best way possible. You won’t regret signing up with us.

How To Make Maximum Profit For Your Restaurant

Business owners of all kinds of companies and industries know that the number one goal in a business is to make a profit. However, in restaurants, and many other industries, this goal can get lost in the day-to-day struggles of business upkeep. There are many techniques that a business owner should refer to when maximizing profit for your restaurant business, here are a few.

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  1. Daily Sales Reports – Having sales reports daily will benefit in analyzing which products are more or less profitable and which ones need price adjustments. It also helps analyze the busiest hours and to plan accordingly whether to adjust employee’s hours or offer promotional specials during the non-busy hours.
  2. Create and Execute Your Business Plan – By following a business plan, you will be more organized in your business management. This will assist in multitasking and focusing on many different goals for your profit and expenses.
  3. Know Your Market – Advertising, marketing, and simply being located in the proper location will benefit your business’s profit immensely. It may seem difficult in running a restaurant as well as producing revenue for the business. 

However, through thorough planning it does not have to be difficult. Restaurants that use linen every day can benefit extremely from a high quality linen service.

Contact Gold Coast today at one of our many lines, based on your location, and one of our qualified representatives will guide you through the process of starting a service which will save you time and money today.

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Restaurant Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

The kitchen is the most important feature of a restaurant. In this place, all the food is created and then distributed to guests. Contaminated kitchens are a recipe for disaster and might cost your business. It is important to keep your kitchen clean and sanitary before and after every work shift. Therefore, here are some ways to keep the kitchen clean.

  • Sanitize prep surfaces
  • Mop floors
  • Disinfect waste and trash stations
  • Change foil of grills and ovens
  • Wash all appliances
  • Wash-down beverage dispensers and clean out ice machines
  • Wash all dishes
  • Sanitize refrigeration and freezer
  • Dust down light fixtures, glassware, and cabinets
  • Refrigerate all food that was left out during day

By following this checklist, you will not miss out on any important steps in the cleaning up process for your restaurant’s kitchen. Don’t forget to place all your towels, tablecloths, and napkins in bins for your quality linen service to collect and replace. If you do not have a quality service, contact us today. We are available on standby at (561) 832-3841 or (954) 785-7202 to provide you with a quote and get you started with our service today.

Summer Bucket List in South Florida

Summer in South FloridaFor the typical South Floridian, spending a summer in South Florida seems like an ordinary, typical day. However, if you are on a tight budget or cannot afford to miss work for a trip to a foreign country or another state this summer, here are some fun activities anyone of all ages can take part in in the Sunshine State!

  • Jet Skiing or Parasailing- Are you tired of taking trips to the beach and soon after realizing that there is nothing to do besides lay in the messy sand or swim in murky waters with creatures roaming around your body? Spice things up by renting a jet ski for the day or para-sail, your weekend will be fun for sure.
  • Fashion Show In Miami- Miami is a popular place for lovers of high-end items. Therefore, this city is almost always hosting several fashion shows in many places either in South Beach or downtown Miami. Visiting one of these fashion shows is a must-do for the fashionista in you.
  • Trip To Orlando- Orlando is a fun place to visit over the weekend. The hottest spots are the theme parks, like one of the parks in Disney or checking out Universal/Islands of Adventure. Let the child inside of you come out as you have a blast and enjoy your Florida Resident discount!
  • Visit A Zoo- South Florida has many zoos and animal centers that range from ocean animals and land animals. Bring your kids, friends, or significant other with you and enjoy a day with wildlife.
  • Give Back To The Community- It doesn’t matter if you are a young college student or a retired senior, giving back to the community is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. South Florida is filled with many opportunities for volunteer work; you can clean up the beach, feed the homeless, or play with furry pets in the animal shelter.
  • Visit A Casino or Bingo Tournament- Want an exciting weekend? Take a chance and visit the casino or your local bingo hall and let the risk-taker inside of you come out.
  • Go On A Dinner Date- Whether you’re single or married, young or old, there is nothing more romantic than going on a dinner date in one of South Florida’s finest restaurants. Treat your spouse or new flavor of the week to a dinner by the ocean and enjoy the wonderful place you live in.
  • Sunday Brunch- Finish your weekend, getting ready for the new start of the week, by grabbing brunch at a nice restaurant in the middle of your Sunday.

If you are a business owner in the South Florida area and looking for linen for your restaurant or cafe, give us a ring at (954) 785-7202 or (561) 832-3841.

Restaurant 101 – Keep Your Restaurant Kitchen Linens Clean & Germ Free

Keep Your Restaurant Linens and Towels Clean

It’s not about what you see, but what you don’t see that can really put your restaurant and its’ customers at risk. The truly dirty items that you should worry about in your restaurants are not just the mud traces on the floor and the wine stains on the bartender’s apron. The most alarming are invisible to the naked eye: germs.  While it’s pretty much impossible to get rid of germs altogether – it is important to keep harmful ones at a minimum.

The Dirtiest Items in your Restaurant – Some May Surprise You!

In a recent study conducted by an ABC News correspondent, they have found some of the most germ-infested items in the restaurant to include the following:

  • Salad Bar tongs
  • Ketchup bottles
  • Bathroom faucets and door knobs
  • Rims of glasses
  • Tables
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Menus

How about the items in your kitchen where food is prepared? Other than our pots, pans, and cutlery you’ll be surprised to know that the very things we use to keep our kitchens tidy may very well be the culprit in spreading more germs!

  • Countertops and Sinks. Even your stainless steel counters and sinks can house germs and bacteria. While stainless is still your better germ-resistant option, you still need to make sure that traces of raw meat, blood, and other raw produce are cleaned immediately.
  • Floors. Just because it does not touch the food – directly – does not mean that you can neglect your kitchen floors. Those little drops of blood, freezer water, and whatever stuck to the bottom of the staff’s shoes track germs throughout.  The slightest dampness is an invitation for bacteria to breed.  A Floor Mat Service can also assist in preventing tracked in dirt, water and germs from even entering your business!
  • Sponges, Mops and Towels. What you use to clean is just as important if not more than actual cleaning. Your bar towels, dish towels, and other similar linens should be handled by a professional linen service like ours to ensure they are sanitized and clean.  The same can be said about your mops and mop buckets.

To maintain the quality and cleanliness of your towels and other restaurant linens contact us at Gold Coast!  We have a quality linen service program that can be custom tailored to your restaurant and its’ needs. Our facilities practice the highest standards in hygiene, and we have a strict policy on on-time deliveries.  This ensures that your restaurant will never run short on quality towels and linens.

 

Are Colorful Uniforms A Good Choice For Your Restaurant?

In this day and age where technology seemingly makes everything possible, many people have been tweaking traditions and starting new ones. This is especially true with chef’s uniforms. The traditionalists may disagree and want to stick with traditional white attire, but many of today’s trendsetters are bravely venturing towards a more colorful change with their uniform choices.

Like most new trends there is always a question whether or not it suits you and your business. If you’re considering going for a color change on your staff’s uniforms, here are some things that you may want to consider:

  • Fine Dining:  Some eateries are fashioned to look traditional, others more modern. Most traditional restaurants – the fine-dining, formal-wearing kind – may not look good with colored uniforms.
  • Choosing the Right Color Scheme: Many restaurant owners who go for colored uniforms want them to match their company logo and marketing materials. Make sure the colors you choose are ones that match your brand.
  • Maintenance: If you’re looking for something low maintenance, neutral colors are the best choice; if you’re looking for easy to find and affordability traditional white is the way to go.

At the end of the day, the decision is yours; however, your most practical choice would always be what works best for your business – in form, convenience, and more importantly costs.

No matter what type of restaurant uniform your business require, we are here to help!  At Gold Coast – we offer a wide variety of chef’s uniforms – from crisp, stark whites and also vibrant hues that are sure to match your restaurant’s look while providing the same comfort and protection to the employee.

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We don’t only offer the highest quality linens and chef’s uniforms; we also offer services that are top of the line and unmatched by anyone else in the industry. We provide 24/7 access for service requests and quotes,  pride ourselves in our on-time regular pick-up and delivery and impressive cost-control reporting that makes sure you know exactly what you’re paying for – nothing more, nothing less, no surprises.

Give your restaurant the linen and uniform service it deserves – Contact Us  for a free no obligation quote – (561) 832-3841.

Dressing Up Your Restaurant for Halloween

Halloween at your restaurantHalloween has evolved from being the kids’ favorite holiday and has now become everyone’s favorite excuse to dress up and binge on sweets. That, and for commercial establishments to deck their storefronts and interiors in true Halloween fashion either to market their special promo for the season or just to get into the spirit of things.
When it comes to decorating, however, it is easy for things to get out of hand. There is a fine but oft ignored line that separates the classy decors from the tacky ones.

Upscale Hollywood Decorating Tips for Your Restaurant

The thing about bad or tacky Halloween decors is that they either create a bad year-round image for your business or make customers take your restaurant less seriously. So unless you want your restaurant to look trashy, or like some backstreet daycare center gone wrong, you might want to use these following tips and tricks:

  • Ditch the palette of one too many colors! This is the age of less is more, so you can completely do away with the usual combos of oranges, blacks, violets, greys, and radioactive neon greens. Choose just one or two colors and build your Halloween decor around those.
  • Try going vintage. Nothing speaks of spooky and glamorous like a touch of vintage. Picture “Interview with the Vampire” classic – blacks, whites, lace. Bring out your old candelabras, hang that garage sale chandelier, dim the lights and voila! Don’t forget your silk-like ruffled napkins too! Way to transform your restaurant into some sort of haunted mansion.
  • Have a single theme. What many restaurant owners often get wrong, and makes a mess of your DIY décor project, is that they get carried away and put too many themes together. The possibilities for Halloween themes are endless but the secret to un-tacky decors is to find a theme that you truly like and to stick to it!
  • It does not always have to be spooky! The world offers countless opportunities for Halloween décor themes – reality shows, popular movies, specific musician/celebrity – the list can go on forever.

There you go! Now you’re ready to dress up your restaurant for Halloween – and they don’t really need to include pesky fake cobwebs. Don’t forget your candy stash!

 

 

Make Your Restaurant Look Like A Million Bucks Without Breaking The Bank

Table cloths and napkins are an essential part of a quality restaurant’s table set up.  Restaurants offering high end service cannot afford to skip on a regularly scheduled linen service.

High end restaurant customers expect to pay premium pricing in order to get served culinary specialties– but a steak (no matter the cut that is used) that is served with a side of paper napkins does not give a feeling of luxury.  The quality linens we offer create that elegance your high end customers expect of your fine dining establishment.

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Why Choose Gold Coast Linen

We at Gold Coast Linen Service have been in business long enough to know what works when creating a formal dining atmosphere and what keeps restaurant owners and managers beyond satisfied with our service. When you sign up with us we assure you that:

  • Your restaurant linens will come back to you crisp and clean with every delivery.
  • We will pick up and deliver your linens on time every single time – no exceptions.
  • We can accommodate your restaurant’s last minute emergencies.
  • You will never be caught off guard with hidden charges.

Not only do we have the expertise and the experience when it comes to maintaining restaurant linens in perfect condition; we also have an intense amount of dedication in helping restaurant owners like you save time and money while still providing quality products and service. Allow us to set a regular schedule for your linens to ensure your restaurant will always have the linens you need when you need them.  Tablecloths, Napkins, Aprons, Towels, Chef Uniforms and more we ensure quality products and service, on time delivery and fair prices.

Contact Us

Call us at (561) 832-3841 to receive a free no obligation quote on linen service for your South Florida restaurant.  We proudly service Stuart, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and surrounding areas!