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6 Apparel Options Restaurant Owners Will Love For Uniforms

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6 Apparel Options Restaurant Owners Will Love For Uniforms

reating memorable experiences in dining establishments includes outfitting a staff with stylish and practical staff uniforms. Restaurant, bar, brewery and cafe owners want employee attire that enhances their brand image while providing comfort and functionality during long shifts.

To meet this growing need, we’ve curated a selection of fashionable and long-lasting uniform pieces to keep every team looking sharp and equipped for the job’s demands. Whether your restaurant client wants contemporary, classic, or retro looks, our apparel and accessory picks offer the perfect blend of style and practicality for any eatery or brewery.

Polished and Professional Polos

Polos are an excellent choice for staff uniforms for restaurants, eateries, or cafes seeking a polished, business-casual look. In a marketplace with seemingly endless options, we invite you to explore Tultex’s 50/50 Sport Pique Polo for men and the Women’s 50/50 Sport Pique Polo, exclusively available at S&S Activewear.

The Tultex Sport Pique Polos

In photo: Tultex's 50/50 Sport Pique Polo and Women’s 50/50 Sport Pique Polo

These polos offer great value, making them perfect for establishments on a budget without compromising quality. Additionally, as companion pieces, they provide matching options for a cohesive uniform look.

The Tultex 50/50 Sport Pique Polo combines comfort and style with its 50/50 cotton/polyester pique textured knit. Both styles feature a contoured welt collar and cuffs, a three-button placket, banded sleeves for men, side seams for women, and a double-needle bottom hem. Each polo includes a tearaway label for added comfort and rebranding ease. These polos also will appeal to socially conscious brands as they’re USMCA-certified and manufactured in a facility with SMETA audit certification, ensuring ethical production practices.

Sustainable Service

Another exclusive to S&S is Kastlfel’s RecycledSoft™ collection. These tees aa are perfect for restaurants and bars with a sustainable mindset. Kastlfel has built its supply chain from the ground up to support sustainability, including the growth of organic farms. To further reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions, landfill waste, and dependence on petroleum, the brand created RecycledSoft™ fabric.

The Kastlfel RecycledSoft™ Collection

In photo: Kastlfel's RecycledSoft T-Shirt and Women’s RecycledSoft T-Shirt

This super-soft 60/40 lightweight fabric blend combines certified organic cotton with GRS-certified recycled polyester for a premium feel.

Both the RecycledSoft™ T-Shirt and Women’s RecycledSoft™ T-Shirt are companion pieces, providing a cohesive option for uniforms. These pre-shrunk shirts feature a contemporary fit with side seams, an eco-enzyme finish, and are dyed with low-impact OEKO-TEX-certified dyes. They also feature a water-based pad-printed neck label that gives you sustainability data.

These t-shirts are a great match for eco-conscious eateries, meeting various S&S Sustainable Style subcategories. The manufacturing process is climate-positive, net zero, and carbon-neutral. Additionally, they’re made in Higg Index Level 2+ facilities, accredited by the Fair Labor Association, and WRAP certified. Kastlfel also donates 1% or more of its annual revenue to the Textile Exchange, which focuses on helping to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions from apparel manufacturing, showcasing its commitment to sustainability.

Plaid on Tap

Flannel continues to be a big hit in breweries, lending a trendy, artisanal, and comfortable look to staff that fits well with the casual and welcoming atmosphere. Known for durability and practicality, flannel shirts are ideal for a brewery environment, while their soft, warm fabric ensures comfort for staff throughout long shifts.

Burnside’s Flannel Collection

In photo: Burnside's Yarn-Dyed Long-Sleeve Flannel Shirt and Women’s Boyfriend Flannel

Today’s flannels have a modern fit, offering a more fashionable and tailored look than traditional flannel pieces. With a wide range of plaid pattern combinations to choose from, Burnside’s modern-fit offer versatility in style, allowing breweries to select colors and patterns that best match their brand’s aesthetic. These styles have handy roll-up sleeves for ultimate comfort and flexibility while working.

These flannel shirt styles also offer great value for the price point, making them an affordable choice for outfitting an entire team without compromising on quality or style.

Spill-Proof Style

Workwear remains popular in the fashion scene, making this shirt type a stylish and practical choice for staff uniforms. Plus, accidental spills are inevitable in fast-paced environments for bar and grill, brewery, and distillery staff, so a stain-resistant fabric helps keep shirts looking clean and professional.

Dickies Work Shirt

In photo: Dickies’ Short Sleeve Work Shirt

Dickies’ Short Sleeve Work Shirt comes in strong here with a known retail name, along with a casual style featuring hex chest pockets with button-down flaps and pencil stall, and a square tail design that stays tucked in. In core colors like Gulf Blue, Hunter Green, and Silver Grey, these shirts feature stain-resistant and moisture-wicking properties to keep workers comfortable and dry throughout their shifts.

By incorporating workwear shirts into a hospitality uniform lineup, you keep staff looking sharp, feeling comfortable, and staying protected from the inevitable spills on the job.

The Champion of Hats

Trucker caps are still incredibly popular on the fashion scene, making them a trendy uniform add-on for any eatery. Many wearers have dubbed them the “perfect fitting” hat, and they offer comfort and style for all-day wear. For restaurants that keep it casual, these hats are a great way to maintain a laid-back look while promoting their brand with a custom logo.

The Infamous Richardson 112

In photo: Richardson's Snapback Trucker Cap

Richardson’s Snapback Trucker Cap tops our cap list. With its overwhelming number of color combinations and patterns, there’s a trucker cap to match just about any branding. This style’s widespread appeal and customizable options make it the most popular hat by far, ensuring your client’s logo gets the visibility it deserves.

Using staff uniforms to promote branded merch.

Trucker caps are a stylish, comfortable, highly customizable accessory option that enhances any restaurant’s brand’s presence and keeps staff looking great. As a bonus, you could create holiday-themed headwear and uniform designs for your clients, which could also be made available for purchase by customers. Thinking out of the box like this with uniform apparel could bring in more dollars for you and your client's businesses.

Retro Refresh

With the resurgence of vintage fashion, the garment-dyed washed look is especially popular for creating that perfect retro vibe.

M&O’s Vintage Garment-Dyed T-Shirt

In photo: M&O’s Vintage Garment-Dyed T-Shirt

This M&O style is an ideal shirt choice, with its softer garment-dyed, 100% ring-spun cotton fabric and wide range of colors to suit any brand’s aesthetic, including Bright Salmon, Crimson, Citrus, and Aloe.

Despite their lower price point, these t-shirts don’t compromise on quality, making them an attractive option for businesses. The tee’s tearaway label adds to the comfort and customization options. Ideal for restaurants and breweries with throwback theme nights or retro branding, these shirts only enhance the nostalgic atmosphere.

Incorporating these vintage-inspired t-shirts into a uniform lineup ensures staff look stylish and on-trend while maintaining a cohesive and appealing brand image.

Uniforms That Make a Statement

Boost your sales by offering your restaurant clients these stylish and functional uniform items. Pitch these trendy options to enhance brand appeal and provide staff with comfortable, practical attire. Show your customers that you’re ahead of the game with uniforms that combine fashion and function, perfect for any dining establishment or brewery.

May 26, 2024