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Restaurateurs – You Only Get One Chance To Make a First Impression

“You Never Get a Second Chance To Make a First Impression”

Restaurateurs, take heed!

What do customers notice the most? What qualifies as a make-it-or-break-it detail that you need do correctly, from the start?

The restaurant business is one we know well, so we’ll share our insights and thoughts along with those of Brian Duffy, who is a chef and restaurant consultant. Continue reading Restaurateurs – You Only Get One Chance To Make a First Impression

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Outdoor Restaurant Furniture Video – Get Ideas About Your Outdoor Restaurant Furniture Planning

Watch our video to see some of the most stylish selections in outdoor restaurant furniture today.

Video Tour: Outdoor Restaurant Furniture by Contract Furniture Company

Outdoor Restaurant Furniture

Contract Furniture Company Will Exhibit At the 2014 Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality, and Foodservice Expo

July 9 – 10 we will exhibit at the “largest trade exposition in the State.”

Come visit us in Booth 234

Below is a preview of our show pieces … visit us online to see our extensive collection of commercial grade, custom made furniture.

Gif File of 2014 Show Offerings
Our 2014 Expo Offerings

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Contract Furniture Company Will Exhibit At the 2014 #TRAMarketplace

June 22 – 23 we will attend and exhibit at the Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace.

Come visit us in Booth 2037

Below is a preview of our show pieces … visit us online to see our extensive collection of commercial grade, bespoke furniture.

Our 2014 TRA Marketplace Offerings
Our 2014 #TRAMarketplace Offerings

Continue reading Contract Furniture Company Will Exhibit At the 2014 #TRAMarketplace

7 Ways Booth Seating Can Make Your Restaurant Even Better

Booth seating can boost your profit margin, and make your restaurant a more inviting place for all types of customers. 

Read on to discover seven ways that restaurant booths and banquettes may entice your clientele:

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Anson 11 Restaurant – Client Showcase & Installation Photos

“Good things come to those who wait.”

If Anson 11 restaurant in El Paso, Texas is any indication, this time-worn adage couldn’t ring truer. According to Contract Furniture Company’s Project Manager, Carrie Sharer, “after working closely with the restaurateurs for nearly two years, their vision for this timeless yet contemporary restaurant space has finally come to fruition.”

Recently featured in an Online Exclusive article for Hospitality Design magazine, Anson 11’s interior serves as a prime example of how the treasures of the past can be seamlessly integrated with modern-day furnishings.

The following installation photos are borrowed from HD’s article, which goes in-depth about the design firm responsible for the restaurant’s overall look and feel. Contract Furniture Company was pleased to be a part of this historic project. Continue reading Anson 11 Restaurant – Client Showcase & Installation Photos

Sunbrella Fabric Will Change Your Life … Care For It Accordingly

Choosing Sunbrella fabrics for your commercial outdoor furniture is a decision you will never regret.

The benefits of Sunbrella upholstery fabric are many, but here are the main highlights:

  • It resists and inhibits mildew, mold and rot
  • It is impervious to atmospheric chemicals and environmental pollutants
  • Sunbrella fabric prevents 98% of UV radiation from passing through, which is an especially crucial feature in shade applications.

Care and Cleaning of Sunbrella Upholstery Fabrics

Keeping Sunbrella fabric looking its best simple and easy:

  • Use a sponge or soft brush to apply mild soap and warm water to the fabric
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Allow to air dry

For stubborn stains or mildew:

  • Add one cup of bleach per gallon of soap and water
  • Apply mixture directly to the stain
  • Use a sponge or soft brush to clean
  • Rinse thoroughly
  • Allow to air dry
  • If necessary, repeat this process with additional bleach mixture

 NOTE: Always rinse your Sunbrella upholstery thoroughly. Bleach won’t harm the fabric, but it could damage clothing if not rinsed away. Sunbrella fabric air dries very quickly. Machine drying is unnecessary and high heat may damage the fabric. 

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella fabrics looking good – and to delay major deep cleaning – is to properly maintain them. This can be accomplished by simply brushing off any dirt or debris before it becomes embedded in the fabric weave. You will also want to wipe up spills as soon as they occur, as well as spot clean immediately after stains happen.

Refer to the list below for a common stains and recommended cleaning solutions to be used on your Sunbrella upholstery fabrics:

  • Dried Blood – 2 oz. dishwashing liquid and 4-8 oz. of ammonia per 1 gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Chewing Gum – Volatile solvent (acetone – 100%). Rinse thoroughly.
  • Various Inks – Paint remover (100%), volatile solvent (acetone – 100%), soap and water. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Lipstick – Paint remover (100%), oil or grease remover (mix as directed on package). Rinse thoroughly.
  • Nail Polish – Volatile solvent (acetone – 100%). Rinse thoroughly.
  • Wine – 2 oz. dishwashing liquid, 3 oz. white vinegar, and 4-8 oz. ammonia per gallon of water. Rinse thoroughly.
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