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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Restaurant Uniforms

  • August 01, 2019
  • Uniforms
  • DustTexAdmin
restaurant uniforms

When choosing restaurant uniforms for your establishment, you want to make sure you get the best. Not only do you want your uniforms to look clean and professional, but you also want them to be durable and functional. 

No one understands that better than Dust-Tex. As a local business in Honolulu since 1981, we provide a wide variety of kitchen uniforms and aprons. We know how important it is to choose the right uniforms for the right job.

When a customer walks into your establishment, employees are some of the first things they see. Studies show that first impressions count, big time. People make initial assumptions about personality and trustworthiness based on physical appearance.

So, here are four things to consider when choosing restaurant uniforms:

1. Your Restaurant’s Theme

Your restaurant’s theme should play a large role in the uniforms you choose. Is your establishment on the casual side, more upscale, or somewhere in between? 

Whether you pick a simple polo shirt and khaki pants combination or dress shirts with black pants, your employee uniforms should match your restaurant’s ambiance. Additionally, consider adding your establishment’s logo on your uniforms to further promote your brand.

2. Safety

Safety comes first, and that certainly applies to your employee uniforms. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace accidents in 2017 alone.

Avoid preventable accidents today by making sure you’re getting the right uniforms for the right jobs. For example, what your waitstaff wears will probably be different than what your cooks wear.

Not only do you want the right uniforms, but you want them to fit right too. Ill-fitting uniforms can be dangerous as they can snag onto kitchen equipment or increase risks for slip-and-fall accidents.

3. Comfort

Restaurant workers are always on the go, so you want their uniforms to be as comfortable and functional as possible. Because your employees will be wearing these uniforms every day, consider involving them in the decision-making process. 

By taking their ideas and preferences into consideration, you not only pick better uniforms that they will love, but you will also make them feel like their ideas and opinions are wanted and valid. It’s a win-win!

4. Choosing the Right Provider

You can pick safe, professional, and comfortable uniforms but, if you aren’t working with a provider who will put you and your restaurant first, you risk wasting valuable time and money.

You want a uniform provider who will work with you through every step of the uniform process, pick up and deliver your uniforms on time, and never charge you unnecessary, large fees. Your uniform provider should make your job easier, not harder.

Dust-Tex is Ready to Help with All of Your Uniforms Today!

Here at Dust-Tex, we know your restaurant deserves high-quality uniforms that are hassle-free and sure to impress. That’s why we offer chef and cook uniforms, aprons, and more! We take great pride in what we do, so don’t settle for less when you can get the best with Dust-Tex.

For more information on our restaurant uniform services and to receive a free quote, contact us today at 808-842-4811.