Several weeks ago our company, a provider of commercial cleaning and sanitary services, received a request from a local fast-food franchise for a banking quote. Our salesperson was shocked-he had never seen a fast-food place that was engaged in cleaning up regularly. Our company had completed floor finishes, carpet cleaning, kitchen detail work, and the like for restaurants, but nightly cleaning is generally done in-house as part of the closing duties of restaurant employees. He went to inspect the area to build his quotation, but he had to question the director, “Why a Janitorial Service?” Interesting response was.
According to the fast-food franchisee, before opening his own venue, he had spent some time visiting another franchise in Texas-the country’s largest and most popular, in reality. There, he had asked the owner for a suggestion he could use to make his own franchise as good as possible. The edge, right? “Using a Janitorial Operation.” At first the franchisee felt he was being fooled with but the subsequent clarification made sense.Browse Janitorial Services Winnipeg
The big Texas franchise owner had discovered that after closing, his workers spent many hours each night sweeping up the restaurant. They weren’t doing a decent job and his staff (mostly students) didn’t want to remain late to finish certain assignments. He was pleased by the improved efficiency of staff who were willing to devote most of their shift selling food (closing times were better and closer shifts could start early in the day), when relieved of the dreaded cleaning duties and late nights, when he started outsourcing to a nearby janitorial company. One qualified janitorial cleaner was able to clean the restaurant in less time than a hundred fast food employees required. Job saves improved and the restaurant became considerably healthier, satisfying the buyers. He said one of his strongest investments was recruiting a Janitorial company.
This evidence inspired our nearby franchise owner who was now on the search for a Janitorial company for his own restaurant. What a perfect illustration of how much more can the Janitorial Services be just another burden on the company maintenance budget. Most companies see such programs as a necessary evil, but they were seen as an incentive by this fast food franchisee to improve competitiveness and profitability.
Advantages for many businesses may come in the form of happy, safer workers who take fewer sick days. New strategies and technology have rendered daytime housekeeping a feasible alternative, and has been proven to help businesses save large sums on their energy bills. Perhaps it is time we started looking at janitorial facilities as a financial burden, and begin to see them as an incentive to help companies everywhere.