SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the food service and hospitality industry since 1977. As a leading expert in the industry, SIMS furniture will make a positive, lasting impression on your customers, clients and employees. In order to make that “lasting impression” literally “last”, we suggest you follow these tips to clean and take care of your vinyl furnishings:
MILD STAINS – Simply use a mild liquid soap with warm water. If necessary, use a soft brush to remove all spots and debris. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth. If possible, we suggest you first test a small, out-of-sight area on the vinyl seating before applying the same cleaning solution on the entire piece of furniture.
DIFFICULT STAINS – For deeper, more difficult stains, use a weak solution of bleach and water. To avoid discoloration of the vinyl, do not use more than 10% bleach in the solution. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, rub gently and then rinse well. Again, we suggest testing a small area first.
LONG-TERM CARE OF VINYL – Although we use durable, built-to-last vinyl on our furnishings, we still recommend using a vinyl protectant or household furniture wax after every cleaning. This will help the vinyl from drying out and keep it looking like new.
We hope these tips will be productive in trying to remove stains and take care of your vinyl furnishings for many years to come. For more information regarding the services and products that SIMS Superior Seating offers, contact us at 800-729-9178.
If the first 5 diners of the Top 10 Classic American Diners haven’t got your mouth watering, these next 5 surely will. According to the HuffingtonPost.com, we will take a trip with Mile High Biscuits in Utah, through the Silver Crescent City where they “love them one and all”, to a 1939 classic “vinyl seating and marble countertops” diner in one of the prettiest towns in America. Bon Appétit!
5. Ruth’s Diner (Salt Lake City, UT) – Serving comfort food since 1930, Ruth’s diner is one of the oldest dining establishments in the state of Utah. Specialties such as the Mile High Biscuits with Country Gravy and the Holy Smokes Pulled Pork Sandwich with homemade barbeque sauce will surely have you coming back for more.
4. Mickey’s Dining Car (St. Paul, MN) – Looking for something opened 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, then Mickey’s is your best bet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, featured on Food Network and a landmark star in several Hollywood films, Mickey’s has been serving good food at a fair price since 1939.
3. Slim Goodie’s Diner (New Orleans, LA) – The incredible fare and toe-tapping music aren’t the only reasons visitors from around the world visit Slim Goodie’s Diner in New Orleans. Slim Goodie’s Diner embodies the heart and soul of giving back to the community. After Hurricane Katrina (and without power), the staff rallied and helped feed hundreds of local residents. After Hurricane Isaac, again they rallied and helped feed displaced victims. They definitely stand by their proclamation of “the best customers anyone could ask for, we love them one and all!”
2. A1 Diner (Gardiner, ME) – Serving a fresh menu since 1946 with ingredients locally sourced, A1 Diner is committed to serving their community. If you are lucky to stop by, try out their Sicilian Lamb Stew and seasonal treats such as Pumpkin Caramel Pudding.
1. Wellsboro Diner (Wellsboro, PA) – Located in one of the prettiest towns in America, visitors enjoy a home cooked meal in Wellsboro Diner after visiting the gorge at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Step back into time when they opened their doors in 1939 and enjoy a mouthwatering mile-high cake or one of their famous baked on-site pies.
SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the hospitality and food service industry since 1977, so we understand the needs of the family dining experience or the restaurant seating needs of a diner style establishment. If you are looking for a partner with deep experience in every facet of commercial seating manufacturing, call us today at 800-729-9178.
Selecting the right furniture and layout is essential when designing a restaurant. This is especially true when designing a small venue where design challenges are met with limited space. When done right, a smaller restaurant can be a cozy, intimate and comfortable venue. However if the design isn’t done properly, it will seem cluttered, crowded and dissatisfying, which can potentially lead to the demise of the restaurant. Here are some tips to help make your little gem a huge hit.
- Choose bar and counter seating – This is a great way to get a lot of people seated while still offering wait staff and customers space to move around. A bar placed on one side of the room adjacent to the kitchen with high bar stools can also establish a venue as a place to gather in the neighborhood. And these guests are more likely to order alcohol while eating at the bar, therefore boosting restaurant profits. Counter seating along the restaurant’s front windows can offer diners who value their privacy an appropriate seating option. A street view is also a great way to pull foot traffic in from outside.
- Install banquet seating – A long banquet against one wall with tables in front of it and chairs on the other side allow positive circulation in the restaurant. The wait staff can easily access tables and the customers can access the bathroom without having to navigate through a clutter of tables and chairs. This option also offers the comfort of booth seating without taking up space that a small venue can’t afford to spare.
- Utilize small square tables – Despite the size of the venue, accommodating large parties is possible if small square tables versus round tables are utilized. Square tables can also be combined into bigger tables for large parties or separated to accommodate couples who want privacy.
SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the food service and hospitality industry since 1977. Whether you or your clients are early in the design process or interested in updating and renovating the look and feel of an existing establishment, the SIMS experts are on top of innovations that capitalize on important trends, improve your bottom line and keep your clients happy. Contact us to find out more.
We only use durable, built-to-last vinyl on our furnishings, but we recognize that it will need to be cleaned, especially being used in the hospitality and food industries. Here are a few tips to help you keep the vinyl on your furniture clean and in tip-top shape:
For Light Soiling on Vinyl
When cleaning any type of surface, it is good practice to test a small, out-of-sight area before applying the same solution to the entire piece of furniture. For light soiling on vinyl, simply use a mild liquid soap with warm water. If necessary, use a soft brush to remove all spots and debris. Rinse well and dry with a clean cloth.
Difficult Stains on Vinyl
Again, be sure to test on a small area before applying to the same surface. For heavy, difficult stains, try using a weak solution of bleach and water. You do not want to use more than 10% bleach as it could discolor the vinyl. Let the solution sit for a few minutes, rub gently and rinse well.
To keep vinyl from drying out and in “like-new” condition, use a vinyl protectant or household furniture wax after every cleaning.
Contact SIMS Superior Seating
For more information about vinyl care and cleaning, give us a call at 800-729-9178 or contact us online—we would be glad to help!