KNG launches end-to-end restaurant uniform program

Enhanced offering delivers foodservice operators comprehensive, cost-effective, single source for high-quality chef wear and server apparel

NAMPA, Idaho (May 9, 2012) – Leading restaurant supplies manufacturer KNG Inc. today unveiled significant enhancements to its restaurant uniform program for restaurant chains and foodservice operators. The service helps multi-unit operators leverage their consolidated buying power, eliminate logistical headaches, and ensure every employee presents a consistently branded image to customers. The addition of new agile manufacturing processes and in-house apparel design services further strengthen KNG’s robust uniform program.”

“Our expanded capabilities allow us to create truly unique uniform programs for our hospitality clients,” KNG CEO Matt McDonagh says. “Whether you have hundreds of employees or thousands of them, KNG can design, manufacture, imprint, inventory, and fulfill all of your uniforms in a quick, easy, and cost-effective manner.”

The company recently hired a seasoned apparel designer, Tim Brodesser, to manage the program and help foodservice operators create compelling, restaurant uniforms that fit their unique brand for all the various roles throughout their organization. “We’re excited to have Tim on board as our in-house apparel designer,” McDonagh says. “He brings with him more than two decades of experience in apparel design and construction, color and trend research, fabric and trim development, supply chain management, and merchandising with such leading sportswear brands as Adidas, Nike, REI, and Vans.”

The company manages uniform programs for a growing array of restaurant and hospitality operators. Chief among them is Guest Services, which provides hospitality management services at more than 250 locations nationwide, including government agencies, national and state parks, resorts, and universities.

Guest Services named KNG its exclusive uniform supplier three years ago, and the hospitality operator’s director of purchasing, Bob Douglas, couldn’t be happier with his decision. “We enjoy several advantages with KNG’s uniform program,” he says. “They give us excellent pricing, and their customer service is the best. They also have an exceptionally wide range of products, which is ideal for Guest Services since we have a lot of units with different uniform requirements. It’s nice to be able to find so many different options from a single source, and if they don’t carry a particular item, they can easily source it.”

Technology savvy is another point of differentiation for KNG, Douglas notes. “They’ve made it very easy for us to order our uniforms by creating our own customized online company store,” he says. “Now individual locations and employees can order directly for themselves without getting my team involved. Our sites end up getting what they need quicker, and all the billing and expense allocations happen automatically.”

Douglas says product quality – especially the embroidery – is another key KNG advantage. “Our employees always look like they’re well turned out,” he says. “KNG helps us look good, and when we look good we feel better, we treat our customers and coworkers more kindly, and we come across as more caring and self confident.”

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KNG Inc. is the world’s preeminent menu cover manufacturer and a major provider of chef uniforms, server uniforms, and restaurant supplies. In business since 1965, the company boasts a customer base of more than 100,000 hospitality clients worldwide, including such leading operators as Pizza Hut, T.G.I. Friday’s, Perkins, McCormick & Schmick’s, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Guest Services, and Bonaventure. The quality of KNG products is second to none, and they’re backed by a full 90-day money-back guarantee and a 150-percent low-price guarantee.

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