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
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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
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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
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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

Protect Restaurant Guests with Table Linens. Bare Tables are Dangerous

Protect Restaurant Customers from Covid

If you think bare tables are safer than using tablecloths, it’s time to rethink your position. The CDC says using table linens in restaurants is safe under the condition that the linens are not shared. As a result, the best way to protect restaurant guests is with professionally-cleaned table linens. 

What does this mean? It means that each textile article must be religiously removed after every customer and replaced with a fresh one for a new patron. Used linens need to go right into the laundry basket for proper disinfection. The guidelines also include strict instructions on the need for employees to wear gloves in handling used linens (and other shared items) for their own protection.

Protect Restaurant Guests with Table Linens

In most every way, table linens are the more pragmatic approach to restaurant dining situations compared to serving on bare tables primarily, and among other reasons, because the virus that causes COVID-19 dries up and dies on dry surfaces – like tablecloths.

Different states have different existing guidelines regarding restaurant tables under the current circumstances. Most of the existing rules require time-consuming procedures of disinfection that are as safe, though not as practical, as using linens.

New York Restaurant Table Rules for Covid-19

The New York State Department of Health says “[r]esponsible [p]arties must conduct regular cleaning and disinfection of the site and more frequent cleaning and disinfection for high risk areas used by many individuals and for frequently touched surfaces.” 

Without question, the tabletops that your customers dine on qualify as frequently touched surfaces. If those tables are bare, your procedure would be:

+clear the table

+spray an FDA or EPA-approved disinfectant 

+let it sit for the necessary time (2-10 mins depending on disinfectant used)

+wipe dry (and wave the smell out of the air)

+set the table and sit your patrons

+do it hundreds of times more

That’s a lot of time wasted waiting for that disinfectant to work. It’s time that could be spent taking orders and making guests comfortable. Luckily, there’s a better way. Go beyond disinfection, and just replace the entire surface! Skip the smelly sprays and exposure times they need. Replace the tablecloth every time to improve table turnover dramatically!

New Jersey Restaurant Table Rules for Covid-19

Similar to New York, the New Jersey Department of Health also has a “clean and disinfect high-touch areas routinely” rule that’s applied heavily to bare tables. 

The best way for New Jersey restaurants to disinfect their tables is to replace the surface instantly. If you’re looking for a way to quickly and confidently make a table guest-ready, tablecloths offer an elegant and efficient option. 

Pennsylvania Restaurant Table Rules for Covid-19

Likewise, Pennsylvania’s Restaurant Industry Guidance has rules for consistent disinfection of table surfaces to prevent COVID transmission. It says restaurants must “[c]lean and disinfect any shared items with which customers will come in contact such as tabletops.” 

The problem is the same, as is the solution. Tablecloths, replaced after every patron, are the most efficient, reliable, and effective way to abide by Pennsylvania rules and truly protect. 

Coast Linen Services has the Clean Tablecloths You Need

The CDC has spoken. Tablecloths are safe to use under strict protocols on handling, replacement, and laundering. Given the circumstances, tablecloths are also your safer, more practical way of keeping your patrons safe.

For high-quality tablecloths and other linen services you can rely on, trust the experts at Coast Linen. Contact us for a free quote at (732) 775-2000.


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