Table linens are an integral part of a successful restaurant. They help contain messes, add decor, and attract repeat customers. However, many restaurants struggle with a debate between table linen ownership vs rental and what both mean for their business.
Knowing what table linens you want is one thing. Knowing how to get those table linens is entirely another. Both ownership and rental offers a variety of benefits and drawbacks that you should consider when making your choice.
Directly purchasing table linens makes them yours. That means your business is free to use them in whatever manner it wishes without having to consider the service that provided them. Another major advantage that ownership brings is the lack of a recurring fee. With ownership, there is one initial payment for every order of table linens and that’s it!
While your business will save money upfront, that’s no guarantee this trend will continue in the long run. Maintenance is not cheap and it isn’t included with your purchase. Inventory management is another added responsibility to consider. Once you directly purchase linens from a provider, it’s up to you to keep track of them and replace them when necessary.
On the other hand, businesses that rent their table linens actually save money in the long run. While there is a recurring fee, renting linens means there are far fewer laundry, repair, and replacement costs as time passes. This is because maintenance and inventory management are included in rentals to make that recurring fee worth it.
Of course, many businesses will want to avoid recurring payments altogether, especially if they can’t afford them. While it may save money in the long run, that’s assuming you will use these products long enough to reach that point. On top of this, renting means that the table linens still belong to the provider at the end of the day. Anything could go wrong along the way on the provider’s end, which you will have no control over. You may also wish to switch providers at some point. Either way, that means you don’t have as much control over your linen supply.
Since 1989, Tritex has offered top-of-the-line table linens for purchase and for rental. We work closely with our clients to find the option that works best for them. We are the hands-off partners with a track record of success that you need in your corner!
There’s no need to debate between table linen ownership vs rental when you work with Tritex! Start whichever service works best for you today by calling us at 888-761-3238. You may also reach out to us here for a free quote.