Restaurant Flatware

This is our restaurant flatware category (sometimes called restaurant cutlery, although that term is also used to refer to restaurant knives). We organize our products by the different styles, so within each product page, you'll find forks, knives, and spoons. So you can pick and choose which pieces you'd like from each product page. For instance, if you're looking for a mid-range-quality set of forks and knives, go to the WIN2 product page and use the drop-down menu to select forks and then use the drop down to select knives.

"Good, better, best" is a traditional way of ranking the quality of flatware in the foodservice industry. Depending on what kind of establishment you have, or depending on the budget you're working with, this will determine what quality you are going for.

Our "good" flatware is most often used by hospital, cafeterias, and schools — places that know they are going to be losing a lot of cutlery because it's either going to be thrown out in the garbage accidentally or not taken care of by the person doing the eating. So this flatware will be a bit lighter and less durable, but it's going to be much cheaper to replace in the long-run, which is what these establishments are usually looking for.

Our "better" flatware is great for diners, take out locations, casual restaurants, or "Mom and Pop" shops. This is going to be heavier and better quality than the "good" cutlery, but it's still not going to break the bank. This would be best in an establishment that's not necessarily looking to impress people with the beauty of their cutlery. It'll be functional, solid, and a nice enough quality that people won't think twice about it.

For an even better option, we've got our "best" flatware. This is the most expensive, and so will be the most durable, attractive, and the heaviest. Customers will be able to feel the quality just by picking up the flatware because it's going to have a heavier weight to it. This type of flatware is often used by higher-end restaurants. That being said, we do also sell a lot of our "best" flatware to casual family restaurants. If it's in the budget, it's nice to have and won't feel out of place even in more casual establishments.

Some other final points to consider would be the finish of the metal, the thickness of the cutlery, and the type of stainless steel that's being used. People will say 18/0 or 18/10 stainless steel. This is in reference to the amount of chromium and nickel in the stainless steel and is a standard way of measuring the quality of stainless steel. Most flatware you find in restaurants will be 18/0, which has 18% chromium and 0% nickel. If you're buying 18/10, that means you're getting 18" chromium and 10% nickel, which will make for a higher-quality product.

Finally, if you're looking for how much flatware to buy for your restaurant, we have a chart on each product page which should give you a helpful guideline for how much to buy. If you're in doubt, we have experts that you can call or email you can help you decide this as well.
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