Alexis HullAlexis Hull
18:15 28 Nov 23
Coast Linen Services is fantastic! Customer service is friendly and helpful and the... delivery staff is great! Highly recommend. - Stage House Tavern Scotch Plainsread more
22:39 16 Nov 23
From Basking Ridge Country Club. Good Service. Great attentiveness. Great drivers. Good... more
christopher cerretochristopher cerreto
20:25 13 Nov 23
Tommy's Tavern and Tap Edison uses Coast Laundry services and they do a great job for us.... Always deliver on time and adjust our pars based on our volume. I would recommend them for more
Matt BeyerMatt Beyer
18:58 13 Nov 23
Amazing service as always. I’m a General Manager of a Tio Taco & Tequila Bar and I cannot... explain what a comfort it is to have a reliable Linen company taking care of our business. Gabriel is THE BEST driver and we’re always well taken care of!!read more
Christian MercadoChristian Mercado
19:49 16 Oct 23
Coast Linen Services is an awesome company and it makes sense because of there 5 star... customer service. I’ve been managing Esquína Latina for 3 years now and I’ve never had an issue. The driver Gabrielle as well is phenomenal, he will go above and beyond to ensure your order is correct. If your missing anything he will make sure you get it the next day. The restaurant has used them since they’ve been open (8 years) and will continue because loyalty is key and their entire company from top to bottom starting with Bobby who regularly checks in with me, are as loyal as they come .read more
Alexandra BongioviAlexandra Bongiovi
21:38 29 Sep 23
I've been a loyal customer of this linen company for some time now, and I can't say... enough about their excellent service. Tony, one of their top professionals, has consistently gone above and beyond to meet our needs. We have multiple accounts with them, and I can confidently say that we've never encountered any issues. If you're in search of a reliable linen supplier, look no further. This company truly delivers outstanding more
19:45 29 Sep 23
As an employee of Sol Mar Restaurant, I couldn't be happier with our partnership with... Coast Linen. Their top-notch linens and Tony exceptional service have been a game-changer for our events. Luis's responsiveness and expertise make all the difference when we're in a pinch. Highly recommended!read more
Mike RodriguezMike Rodriguez
14:47 27 Sep 23
I've done business with these guys for 8 years at all my restaurants. Service is second... to none! Tony has been outstanding. At my newest restaurant I tried out a competitor of theirs, but shortly after opening I realized how inferior their service was compared to Coast. Only few months I reached out to Tony to make the switch. I recommend Coast Linen Svc. for all your linen needs and more.-Michaelread more
Jesus PerezJesus Perez
02:38 21 Sep 23
I have been doing business with Coast Linen at Spain Inn Restaurant (Piscataway, NJ) and... at Manolo Tapas (NYC) for almost 15 years and their service is incomparable. From their sales representatives (Bobby and Martin), office staff and delivery team. I could not ask for a more attentive, professional and personalized service. They carry an extensive product list and go out of their way to always have everything in stock. It makes our job so much easier knowing that they are always more

5 Common Myths About Table Linens That Could Be Hurting Your Business

You may think you know your table linens, but until you’ve walked even just a day in the life of a professional restaurant linen service provider, you’ll never fully know. Over the years that we’ve been in business, we’ve developed a keen understanding of everything concerning restaurant table linens.

Suffice it to say, our 70 years in the industry have made our opinions on these things more than credible. And trust us when we say we’ve seen everything. Here are five of the most common myths we’ve heard from many, many clients and naysayers throughout the decades:

Myth #1: If it looks clean, it is clean.

There are basically two types of food-based stains that commonly end up on our napkins and tablecloths: the water-based stains and the oil-based stains. Most water-based stains like coffee or juice come off more easily with minimal stain treatment. Oil-based stains, however, like gravies and pasta sauces, stick to the very fiber of the linens. Even without leaving visible traces, they can stick to the fibers, which may cause discoloration over long periods of time or may cause the fibers to become brittle – or worse, both!

These stains can only come off through rigorous and professional cleaning methods that are unavailable for home-based laundry agents.

Myth #2: Table linens are an unnecessary cost.

If your restaurant is going for the industrial, half-done look, then tablecloths and napkins can be done away with. However, it’s worth considering that linen napkins and tablecloths never fail to create an air of sophistication. Additionally, table linens actually make the tables cleaner. Nobody wants to eat on sticky tables anyway.

Myth #3: We can just clean them by ourselves.

In-house laundry for restaurant linens isn’t just unwise. It’s an overhead cost disaster.

Imagine having to house the equipment, plus pay for the equipment and the human resource necessary to run in-house laundry operations. On top of that, to match the quality of cleanliness and efficiency that professional, decades-old linen service companies deliver requires decades of experience and training with time-tested professionals in the laundry industry.

Myth #4: Plastic or vinyl tablecloths are just as good as – or maybe even better than – table linens.

Plastic and vinyl table covers may look like real, linen tablecloths from afar, but the feel will give them away. Plastic and vinyl feel inexpensive and will never replace the classy dining experience that clean, crisp linen tablecloths provide.

Myth #5: All table linens are the same.

Different table linens of different materials provide varying experiences on the customer’s end. While it does take a discerning eye for quality and table linens to distinguish some of the most similar ones, it makes a difference when it comes to pricing, cleaning and storage needs, as well as the overall feel of the material. Some table covers are just more suited for specific types of restaurants than others.

Want to learn more about table linens? Contact us at 732-775-2000 to speak with one of our reliable linen service experts!

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