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Anti Fatigue Mats And Drainage Mats That Are High Quality and Affordable!

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by

Drainage Mat For Areas Where Fork Lifts And Carts Are Used!I was taking a tour of my friends new restaurant last week and It’s amazing how the right mats can make you so much more efficient. The restaurant isn’t open yet, but we were there for a soft opening and I got to watch all the servers and chefs in action.

To give you a better visual, let me talk about my first job as a host. The restaurant I worked at was always busy and I definitely wore more than a host hat, so I was constantly running around.  There were drainage mats in the bar area and by the dishwashers, but no other mats in the entire place.  You wouldn’t believe how much having to watch where you step slows you down.

After a few months of working there I had trained myself to not even pick up my feet in the kitchen; I and the cooks literally slid around because you were less likely to slip. In the server’s station, where if there was down time the host would make salads, I would do a little dance to adjust my legs and move my back and alleviate pain. I was young so I didn’t realize something was wrong and I just adapted.

Fast forward to last week and the environment in my friend’s restaurant was like night and day compared to my first experience. The back of the house (or kitchen) had non-slip drainage mats in all the walkways and there were anti fatigue mats in the server station.  The servers, who are practically running around the front of the house (or dining area) were able to move into the kitchen at the same pace with no worry about slipping.

The anti-fatigue mats around the areas where you’re stationary, like salad prep table or silverware rolling stations do more than help pain. I know, because I’ve been there, that people will put off side work or complete it lazily; therefore lacking in quality because it’s uncomfortable and irritating to stand on your feet especially if you’ve been running around for 4-8 hours.

You can bet money that one of the first things I’m going to equip my restaurant with someday is quality mats.  Whether you need anti fatigue mats or a drainage mat ours are affordable and high quality, I won’t have to replace them for years and I’ve seen first-hand how they can improve employee productivity and speed.


 



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