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Linen and laundry... Caterers Corner: Linen and laundry...
By Totomongo (Totomongo) on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 06:26 pm: Edit

Being new, I will tell a few things about myself before I ask my question. I own a laundry service in NYC and just acquired (bought) a catering account from another launderer. He trained me to properly process the tablecloths and linen for this customer. I feel I am ready to solicit new commercial business.

If some of you would be kind enough to answer a few questions I would immensely appreciate it.

In your opinion, what percentage of caterers own thier own linen and uniforms? Of those who do, how do they choose to launder those items?

Also, if a service is used, how is it priced - by contract, by the pound, or by the piece - or some combination therein?

I would like to be prepared to service your industry properly. (By the way, I did search for the answers to as many of my questions prior to asking). Thanks!


By Jonesg (Jonesg) on Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 10:47 pm: Edit

Most caterers rent, from a rental company...not a laundry company. The rental company owns the linens and sends it out to the laundry for cleaning. Thats Boston anyway.

10 foot rounds are $10 ea. Its all priced per peice.

A lot of specialty rentals are done by mail.

Look at some linen rental websites.

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