Business owners are constantly looking to improve the bottom line due to ever tightening profit margins. As running a business is filled with hidden costs, it’s important to make informed decisions when buying new equipment for your establishment. With the right products, you can reduce waste while minimizing labor costs.
For example, with the Tork Xpressnap Dispensing System’s one-at-a-time dispensing, patrons touch and take only the napkin they use, improving hygiene and reducing napkin usage by 25 percent – guaranteed. One-at-a-time dispensing systems reduce waste and require less frequent refills lowering labor requirements. Controlling usage and reducing waste saves businesses money, keeps dining spaces tidy and improves sustainability.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, paper accounts for more than half of all recyclables collected in the United States, by weight. As businesses also pay for the disposal of waste, reducing napkin usage will reduce this cost. Additionally, being cognizant of waste and recycling demonstrates a business’ commitment to the environment.
According to the National Restaurant Association, recycling has become standard practice for 65 percent of restaurant operators. Approximately 74 percent of operators said they use a back-of-house recycling program, while 43 percent said they use a program in the front of the house. And customers approve. About 60 percent of customers said they prefer to patronize restaurants that recycle, with 51 percent saying they are willing to pay an average of 10 percent more at restaurants that do recycle.
Overall, it pays to consider dispensing as a way to control your business’ costs. It’s good for business, preferred by your customers and will become your accountant’s best friend.