As a restaurant manager, buying chef ware in bulk just makes sense. However, if you’ve never placed an order with us at KNG before or you’re new to the world of bulk ordering, there are 10 main things you should know about the process. These include the following:

  1. Buying in bulk saves your restaurant money because the more you buy, the lower the price per unit goes down
  2. The bulk ordering process save you time because you don’t have to place small orders every week and never have to worry about placing single orders when pieces become stained, faded, torn, or worn out
  3. It’s important to inventory what chef ware items your restaurant already has in stock before placing a bulk order
  4. Double check your restaurant’s accounts beforehand so that placing a bulk order doesn’t disrupt your cash flow operations
  5. Even though you may get a great deal on certain items, it’s best to stick to what chef ware pieces your restaurant actually needs
  6. If you want to try out a new piece of chef ware, refrain from placing a bulk order until you have tried it out
  7. If your restaurant doesn’t have a ton of storage space, make sure that your location has enough room to store your order
  8. If you only have a few employees that use a specific piece of chef ware, you may want to consider buying these items on an as-needed basis instead
  9. Determine a schedule for buying in bulk by analyzing how quickly you go through certain pieces of chef ware
  10. Remember that investing in quality pieces will save your restaurant money and reduce the number of bulk orders you have to make throughout the year

At KNG, we are more than happy to discuss your restaurant’s chef ware needs with you and help you place a bulk order. We offer volume discounts on all orders and are committed to delivering style, quality, and value.

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Having the aprons your employees wear custom-embroidered is a great way to create a uniform look among your staff members and to streamline the theme of your new restaurant. However, when you’re in the midst of the design process, there are several things you should keep in mind to ensure your newly embroidered aprons turn out how you envisioned.

1.  Keep it Simple

When it comes to embroidery, a little goes a long way. Resist the urge to embroider every inch of your restaurant’s aprons and instead stick to adorning them with one or two simple features.

2. Match Your Restaurant’s Theme

Embroidering your aprons gives you the opportunity to further incorporate your restaurant’s theme into your employee uniforms. To ensure you are able to accomplish this, think about what type of theme you are trying to create for your restaurant. For instance, if you are trying to generate a fun and youthful vibe, you may want to incorporate bright colors and humorous lines of text.

3. Make Sure the Text Isn’t Too Small

If the embroidery you choose is too small, no one will be able to see it. Make sure that the design you select is proportionate to the overall size of your aprons.

4. Opt for Darker Colors

To ensure your design pops, make sure that the color you choose contrasts with your aprons. For example, if you want to use white aprons in your restaurant, stay away from colors like light blue and yellow and go with colors like maroon or navy.

5. Work With a Trusted Supplier

When it comes to designing embroidery, it is crucial that you work with a supplier who will ensure your design turns out like you want it to and is dedicated to the quality of your final product. At KNG, we guarantee that we will make sure that your design matches your specific requests and will provide you with aprons that are made out of soft, but highly durable, spun poly.

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