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Tork Foodservice Towels: A New Way to Reduce Cleaning Times

Tork Foodservice Towels: A New Way to Reduce Cleaning Times

Did you know that restaurant staff spend an estimated 59% of their time cleaning

With so much time spent on cleaning and staff shortages, hands are few and time is precious. Regardless, it’s important that, whether in the front of the house or back of the house, corners aren’t cut. 

When tasks get rushed, mistakes are made, leading to unhappy or even sick customers. 

As a result, restaurateurs and facility managers are always on the lookout for ways to boost staff productivity, especially as they deal with rising labor shortages and higher demand for cleaner facilities in the wake of the pandemic.

One such way foodservice operations are trying to tackle these issues is by sourcing flexible and efficient cleaning products and equipment that allow staff to complete high priority tasks more effectively. 

Take traditional foodservice towels, for example. There are a number of issues that prevent them from being both flexible and efficient. They often lack the required abrasiveness to effectively tackle hardened and stubborn messes.

Another issue is the need for staff to use multiple, specialized products for various cleaning tasks, both in the front and back of the house. This further complicates and extends cleaning routines. 

If this sounds familiar, we have just the solution for your operation. 

Introducing the Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towels, designed to directly tackle two of the biggest issues surrounding cleaning in the foodservice industry: a lack of multifunctionality and streamlined cleaning processes. 

These towels feature both an abrasive and absorbent side, enabling users to seamlessly tackle challenging messes. The abrasive side is designed to break up stubborn stains, providing an alternative to traditional scouring sponges and pads, while the soft side efficiently absorbs the loosened grime. 

This 2-in-1 functionality allows for a comprehensive and flexible cleaning experience, reaching even the most challenging spots with ease, as well as SKU consolidation, no longer requiring distinct products for abrasive and non-abrasive cleaning.

The goal of the Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towel is to help restaurants clean more efficiently. It tackles the toughest messes with a single, dual-purpose foodservice towel by combining the scouring abilities of a sponge with the absorbent powers of a foodservice towel. 

This easy cleaning solution comes with a host of benefits that will enable your restaurant to achieve better hygiene for a better guest experience, including: 

  1. Increased Efficiency
  2. Multifunctionality
  3. Hygienic Credibility 
  4. Sustainability
  5. Reduced Risk of Cross-Contamination

Let’s take a closer look at how each benefit can be advantageous to your business.

In bustling kitchen and dining environments, out-of-the-way fixtures, tight corners, and narrow crevices often pose cleaning challenges. 

This Tork foodservice towel allows users to efficiently navigate tight spaces with ease. 

The Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towel is optimized for use in various nooks and crannies. Whether addressing built-up grime in corners or navigating around complex equipment, this feature enhances the thoroughness of the cleaning process, contributing to an overall hygienic environment.

Another efficiency you’ll unlock with this foodservice towel is its potential for SKU consolidation. By offering both abrasive and non-abrasive cleaning capabilities within a single product, it eliminates the need to purchase two different towels.

This consolidation streamlines inventory management and procurement processes, reducing the number of distinct product SKUs that need to be stocked.

In terms of performance, this foodservice towel is more than just efficient – it’s also highly versatile. 

The abrasive side is engineered to confront the most challenging messes. Its specialized design allows it to excel in breaking up both hardened, encrusted stains and effectively dealing with stubborn grime. What sets this foodservice towel apart is its ability to achieve a high level of cleaning power without damaging surfaces. 

The non-abrasive side offers a gentle and surface-friendly cleaning approach. This aspect ensures that despite its toughness on stains, the wiper remains non-damaging to various surfaces. It allows users to confidently clean delicate materials or areas where a softer touch is required, providing a versatile cleaning experience. 

Check out this video that shows the abrasive and non-abrasive sides in action:

Accreditation by both the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) and the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) significantly bolsters the credibility of the Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towel. 

The NSF accreditation signifies that the Tork 2-in-1 Towel meets or exceeds the established benchmarks for materials, design, and performance in foodservice settings. This certification assures the towel’s safety, hygiene, and ongoing compliance with industry standards, making it a great choice for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in commercial kitchens and dining areas. 

This assurance is particularly key in environments where maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation is of the utmost importance.

Similarly, the HACCP certification further underscores the Tork 2-in-1 Towel’s dedication to ensuring food safety. HACCP is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards in food production. In particular, it emphases the use of proactive measures to prevent potential risks. 

By obtaining HACCP accreditation, the Tork 2-in-1 Towel provides users with confidence in its reliability as an essential tool for maintaining hygienic conditions in a foodservice setting.

The Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towels offer a sustainable approach to cleanliness, being reusable up to 10 times. This feature promotes environmental sustainability by significantly reducing waste while also aligning with the advantages of disposable wipes over reusable rags. 

By combining the sustainability of reusability with the convenience and hygiene benefits of disposable wipes, the Tork 2-in-1 Towels emerge as a versatile solution for efficient and effective cleaning practices.

Unlike the potential for cross-contamination and chemical inconsistency associated with reusable rags, Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towels provide a consistent and hygienic cleaning experience. 

The Tork foodservice towel not only acknowledges both concerns but actively addresses them by eliminating the risk of residual contaminants that reusable rags are known to carry. Where traditional rags are known to retain residues from previous uses even after washing, these towels offer a fresh and uncontaminated surface with every use.


Final Thoughts

Innovative hygiene solutions, such as the Tork 2-in-1 Scouring and Cleaning Foodservice Towel, are pivotal in revolutionizing the cleaning landscape of the foodservice industry. 

This versatile cleaning tool not only streamlines the process of tackling stubborn messes but also optimizes efficiency in navigating tight spaces. Its dual-sided nature allows users to seamlessly switch between abrasive and non-abrasive surfaces, enhancing the thoroughness of cleaning processes.

Beyond efficiency and effectiveness, the Tork 2-in-1 Foodservice Towel holds dual certifications from NSF and HACCP, highlighting its compliance with industry standards and its suitability for use in professional kitchens. These certifications provide users with confidence in the product’s safety and reliability, crucial elements in environments where maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness is critical.

If you’re interested in trying out the Tork 2-in-1 Towel for yourself, request a free sample here. 

If you’re interested in learning more about what Imperial Dade has to offer your restaurant, consider reaching out to an Imperial Dade facility near you. Set up a free consultation with one of our foodservice experts today to get started on a tailored approach to addressing the wants and needs of your business. 

“It was much easier to clean with it than with a sponge and cloth. It’s basically a 2-in-1 and I really liked that. Nothing was stained or greasy after cleaning. Everything was super clean.” 

“Easy to flip from rough to soft side. Good to have a rough and soft in the same tool. Soft side did not leave streaks on stainless steel.” 

“It was more abrasive so I didn’t have to use as much elbow grease when scrubbing.”