Alternatives to rolling silverware

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2006/12/30 10:25:37 (permalink)

Alternatives to rolling silverware

Hello,
We are soon opening a small restaurant, wings and burgers, and we are looking for an alternative to rolling silverware. Has anyone seen a unique way of presenting silverware to a table, w/o rolling in napkins?
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 10:32:01 (permalink)
    Wings & burgers need silverware? Try plastic.
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    HRumbut
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 11:32:26 (permalink)
    Well, we'll have a daily homemade special and a steak and salads too, so we didn't think plastic would work well.
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    kland01s
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 11:53:42 (permalink)
    I, for one, appreciate the real silverware, nothing worse than breaking a fork or knife or having a fork that won't stick into the food. How about rolling them in the napkin and then putting that in a water glass?
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 14:50:50 (permalink)
    We were debating on putting the silverware in a coffee cup and taking it to the table like that, but weren't sure how that would go over.
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    soozycue520
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 16:45:24 (permalink)
    I went to a restaurant that kept rolled silverware in a basket on the table, along with extra napkins, only refilling the used ones to the # of seats at the table. I thought it was a creative way not to waste rolled, clean silverware and napkins.
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 17:32:45 (permalink)
    Since it sounds like you're not running a "White Linen" place, I'd just roll them in a GOOD QUALITY paper napkin. I don't even give how the the silverware is presented a thought unless I'm in a high end place.
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/30 18:49:47 (permalink)
    We are trying to get away w/o having to roll the silverware, cut down on paying people to sit and roll silverware. Was just wondering if anyone had seen a unique way of presenting silverware to the table, that was not rolled. THX
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/31 02:01:29 (permalink)
    O K ~

    Another option~~

    How about at the end of your food service line, if you offer silverware in a basket? Offer the knives, forks and spoons, in separate baskets. If anyone desires forks, knives, etc., they could pick them up, as they wish?

    It might work.
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    lleechef
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/31 10:06:01 (permalink)
    When I lived in Boston we used to frequent a wings/burger/salad, etc. place in Allston. They placed a six-pack beer caddy (in this case Corona) on each table with forks and knives, napkins, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Only enough utensils were placed in the caddy for that table, thus eliminating the "sneeze factor" that would be encountered by placing them in open baskets. If you do not serve beer and the local liquor board has a problem with this, use rootbeer caddies.
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    kland01s
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/31 10:42:41 (permalink)
    I agree with Lisa, the open trays of silverware that anyone can touch is a real turn off for me.
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    RE: Alternatives to rolling silverware 2006/12/31 10:57:20 (permalink)
    I think the 6-pack carrier idea is a winner. If you wanted to "crank it UP a notch" perhaps have a local ceramic artist make a carrier to your specifications or use a basket to present the condiments and place the silver in a glass. If you could find test tube caddies either locally or on the net they would make a unique silverware carrier
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