Several weeks ago our company, a provider of commercial cleaning and janitorial services, received a request from a local fast-food franchise for a citation. Our salesperson was shocked-he had never seen a fast-food place that was engaged in picking 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 visit the place to build his quotation, but he had to question the director, “Why a Janitorial Service?” Fascinating response was. Northbay Maintenance-Janitorial Service has some nice tips on this.
According to the fast-food franchisee, before opening his own location, he had spent some time visiting another franchise in Texas-the country’s largest and most successful, in fact. 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 Service.” At first the franchisee felt he was being fooled with but the subsequent statement made sense.
The large Texas franchise owner had realized that after closing, his employees spent several hours each night cleaning up the restaurant. They weren’t doing a good job and his workforce (mostly students) didn’t like to stay late to complete those tasks. He was surprised by the increased productivity of workers who were able to spend more of their shift selling food (closing times were faster so closer shifts could start earlier in the day), when relieved of the hated cleaning duties and late nights, when he tried outsourcing to a local janitorial service. One qualified janitorial cleaner was able to clean the restaurant in less time than a hundred fast food employees required. Work savings helped and the restaurant was significantly cleaner, pleasing its customers. He said one of his strongest investments was recruiting a Janitorial company.
This testimony impressed our local franchise owner and was now in the hunt for a Janitorial service for his own restaurant. What a perfect illustration of how Janitorial Services on your company management budget can be so much more than just drain. 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 companies may come in the form of happy, safer workers who use fewer sick days (especially if you’ve employed a green cleaning business). New techniques and technologies have made daytime housekeeping a viable option, which has been shown to help companies save substantial amounts on their utility bills.