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clean white linens for table settings in an upscale restaurant

Running a restaurant demands attention to detail, including managing linens, towels and uniforms. Although many restaurant owners outsource their laundry needs to a third-party service, on-site commercial laundry equipment can be a beneficial investment.

Here are five advantages of handling your laundry tasks within your restaurant.


1. You save money. Although hiring a laundry service may initially seem convenient, the costs can significantly mount over time. An in-house commercial washing machine and dryer may cost more at first, but you then eliminate recurring fees from a third-party service and associated transportation costs. The long-term impact on your bottom line can be substantial.


2. You ensure supply. Having a commercial washer and dryer at your restaurant means you have immediate access to clean linens, towels and uniforms whenever you need them. There's no need to wait for deliveries or worry about running out of fresh supplies. You can adjust your laundry schedule based on your specific needs, ensuring a constant supply of clean items.


3. You have total control. With an on-site laundry system, you have complete control over the entire process. You can choose specific detergents, fabric softeners and other products that best suit your business needs. By managing your laundry internally, you ensure that your linens, towels and uniforms are consistently in excellent condition, reflecting positively on your restaurant's overall image.


4. You’ll save time. Dealing with a third-party laundry service can be time-consuming. You must coordinate pickups and deliveries, track inventory and communicate any special requirements. By investing in a commercial washing machine and dryer, you can train staff in proper handling. With your staff covering the laundry function, you have more time to focus on the core aspects of running your restaurant.


5. Your equipment will last. Commercial laundry equipment is designed to handle high volumes of laundry and endure the demands of a busy restaurant environment. When you invest in a quality commercial washing machine and dryer, you reduce the risk of breakdowns or disruptions in your laundry operations. With your own equipment on-site, you have greater control over maintenance and repairs, ensuring minimal downtime.


Finally, knowing your linens are being cleaned properly and efficiently can give you peace of mind, so you can focus on customer service, your kitchen and your menu.


Not sure you have the space, time, or budget? Harco can help! We begin by providing a free Laundry Room Profile that analyzes your room’s projected expenses, engineering specifications, equipment sizing and room design. Contact us today for a Free Laundry Room Profile!



At Harco, we understand that laundry isn’t the focus of your business. When you partner with us, we’ll help run your laundry operation at maximum efficiency, so you can concentrate on more pressing issues. We offer professional installation services for customers in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. To learn more about our in-house commercial equipment, contact us today!


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