We see many restaurants make the same mistake over and over again, and we want to save you the headache. The fact is that bar towels are often seen as an afterthought of an item. A restaurant manager just selects the cheapest ones he or she can find to pad the bottom line by reducing expenses. Meanwhile, the staff suffers. Why does towel weight matter?
Practical Differences in Towel Weight
On paper, towel weight seems to mean nothing except an extra expense. In the kitchen or on the restaurant floor it can mean everything. Towel weight basically determines how well the bar towels will perform. The heavier the weight, the more absorbent they are and the better protection your team receives. Consider the following scenarios that show the importance of towel weight:
- A patron spills a drink. A staff member sees it and immediately jumps in to help out, grabbing the first bar towel in sight. He sweeps the liquid away from the customer (thankfully) but rather than absorbing the liquid, the towel splashes most of it onto the floor. Now someone has to bring a mop and set up a wet floor sign right in the middle of the dinner rush. The problem is towel weight. A heavier towel could have absorbed the liquid, just leaving a few ice cubes to be wrapped up in the wet towel.
- A cook reaches for a hot pan. She grabs the nearest bar towel but ends up dropping the whole dish because the pan burns her right through the towel. Again, a heavier towel could have prevented the injury and the wasted food.
The Right Bar Towels to Meet Your Establishment’s Needs
Regardless of the size of your restaurant, café, or bistro, having the right weight for your bar towels is a must. That’s why Venus Group offers an array of towel types and weights to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. Contact us today by calling 800.421.6599 or by submitting the contact form.