March 17, 2020 | Hospitality

Tablecloths can be more than just for decoration or place setting; they can have an influence on other factors, and you may not even realize it.


Keeping germs away

Table linens add elegance to your dining experience, but did you know they also reduce the number of bacteria patrons are subjected to, ensuring tables are more sanitary? Clean table linens are one of the best ways to defend against germ transfer on tables.

Linen-covered tables reduce bacteria transfer between patrons. Tablecloths are an easy way to make your customers feel at ease about placing their silverware on the table. Your staff will come in less contact with dirty tables, keeping them healthy as well.


A better dining experience

Tablecloths can also control how long and how much restaurant-goers eat. Studies show that customers eat more, for longer and rate the food better when seated at a table with a tablecloth1.

Tablecloths can impact your restaurant, making the atmosphere feel more complete and put together. They can even impact how the quality of food at the establishment is perceived. When having a tablecloth present at a table, it can improve the dining experience, making for a better ambiance and promote enjoyment. Customers are more likely to come back to that establishment or recommend it to a friend.

A study was conducted involving 159 participants, adding table linen as a variable and eating in a group, rather than alone. In the group that ate with dim lighting and a tablecloth, people consumed 51% more soup than those who ate in dim light without a tablecloth.2


The more you know

There are several psychological and environmental influences on our decisions every day. Now you better understand why you are more drawn to restaurants with tablecloths.

If you are looking to implement tablecloths at your establishment, see what Morgan Hospitality can offer you.






March 11, 2020 | Healthcare

Morgan Healthcare takes pride in providing the best possible care for scrubs and healthcare linens, especially when it comes to the cleanliness and sanitation of our products. As an HLAC-certified company, we provide laundry services that process reusable textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities with the highest standards for patient safety and protection from infection.


With the spread of viruses so prominent in today’s news, Morgan Healthcare provides top-of-the-line laundry services to all customers. Our HLAC certification ensures all linens are properly cleaned and cared for.


With HLAC, Morgan Healthcare prevents the spread of infection by properly handling soiled laundry and linens. As a healthcare-accredited laundry facility, we properly clean and care for your scrubs daily at a to prevent the spread of infection. We recommend that you do not take your scrubs home each day to ensure you are not transporting infectious diseases.


Another way we prevent the spread is by utilizing our scrub program. We launder, deliver and service scrubs to your facility on a weekly basis, ensuring a clean set of scrubs every day.


Prevent the spread of infection by continuing to choose Morgan Healthcare. Read more about our HLAC Accreditation Standards.


To learn more or to make your laundry services HLAC certified, Check out to read up on the certification and all it can bring to your operation.

January 22, 2020 | Hospitality

The first impression you have with a restaurant is the atmosphere. It’s the table arrangements, place settings, and linens, and it can say a lot about the restaurant. Below are a few tips on how to choose the best linen colors for your establishment.

Know Your Theme and Purpose

Are you a casual café or more of an upscale dining establishment? Your vibe and atmosphere can be defined by the colors of linens that you choose. If you are more casual, you can play with colors and different patterns. The type of cuisine can make an impact on table linens as well. Are you a homegrown, farm-to-table restaurant? Try earth colors, like greens, tans, and blues. These colors are calm and contemporary, setting up the restaurant atmosphere.

If you are going for more of an upscale dining experience, try crisp white tablecloths. To add a pop of color to your arrangement, choose colored napkins, like red for an elegant feel, or black for a strong contrast.



Play with Color Schemes and Complementary Colors

Another way to experiment with color is by setting a color scheme for your entire restaurant. You have the opportunity to coordinate your table setting with the overall décor of your space. Perhaps you want your table linens to match your restaurant logo. This can help with the color association for your restaurant and leave a lasting impression on customers.

The use of complementary colors can help leverage your restaurant and make your customers feel excited about their dining experience.

Be Creative and Have Fun

There are so many options and varieties when it comes to choosing your table linens. Rather than treating your linens solely as a functional necessity, allow your choices to add another layer of interest or elegance to your space as a whole. It’s an easy way to add a pop of color or pattern to your table setting. Take control of the place settings, color schemes and the overall atmosphere of your restaurant or establishment.

Morgan Services offers a wide range of napery and table linen color options. See how we can help serve your establishment here.

January 20, 2020 | Healthcare

Some jobs, especially in healthcare, may require personnel to wear scrubs, whether for safety reasons, for a unified appearance, or for easy identification of staff members. Medical scrubs in only one style and color used to be the norm, but today’s scrub suits take body shape, comfort, and style into consideration. If your work wardrobe consists primarily of men’s or women's scrubs, don’t you deserve to wear something you like that looks good and fits you properly? Here are a few reasons why you can do your job better if your scrubs fit well.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Even with the standard small through extra-large sizing, scrubs do not all fit the same because people are not shaped the same. You may prefer petite sizing for your smaller frame or a more relaxed fit with extra room across the hips and thighs. Perhaps you are expecting and need a scrub suit that can accommodate your pregnancy. In addition to sizing, you can also find slim-cut, classic fit, and a more form-fitting athletic fit to keep the material closer to your body and less likely to catch on door handles, drawers, or other equipment. Scrubs are available in plenty of sizes to suit every body type, so there is no reason to settle for an uncomfortable scrub suit.

A Sense of Style

Remember the old days of hospital green or blue unisex scrubs and their boxy, utilitarian style? Now, you can find scrubs of every color of the rainbow, patterns, seasonal options, and more. You can also find a variety of neck styles, such as V-neck, round, or a square shape. If regular cotton isn’t your preference, you can opt for a fabric blend with a bit of stretch to make bending, squatting, or reaching easier. Scrub tops come in different hem lengths and slits on the sides to easier movement or personal preference, and pants can be either buttoned or drawstring for a more secure fit. Some offices prefer to coordinate colors for different days of the week or opt for customized tops with embroidered logos for a professional look.

Extra, Extra

Aside from style and size, scrubs can have different features to make them essential to your line of work. For example, you can get chest or side pockets on tops and extra pockets on pants to tote around items you use frequently, such as pens or cell phones. What you if you could get medical scrubs that were stain- and wrinkle-resistant? How about an athletic fit with moisture-wicking fabric, more like workout clothes than traditional scrubs? With some of the newer features, you may find your scrub sets last longer and stay in better condition, meaning you won’t have to replace them as often.

So Many Choices

Scrubs should be comfortable, especially when you work long shifts with little time to rest, but they can also make you feel stylish and professional. Morgan Services turns to Fashion Seal Healthcare when looking for a balance of style, comfort and durability in scrubs, to lab coats, and everything in between. Check out their selection online or call us at (888) 966-7426 to learn how we can best serve you.

December 18, 2019 | Healthcare

Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are complications of healthcare and linked with high morbidity and mortality. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one infection related to hospital care each year. And with fast-moving bacterial infections like MRSA reaching near-epidemic levels in healthcare environments, controlling the spread of pathogens has never been more immediate.

The threat of HAIs is considered a “Winnable Battle” which the CDC defines as “public health priorities where CDC and its partners can make significant progress ending epidemics and eliminating diseases in a relatively short time period.” With the right procedures and systems in place, healthcare facilities can work to eliminate the dangerous spread of pathogens.

Hand hygiene should be top of mind

Although most healthcare facilities have strict requirements for their employees to wash their hands regularly, studies have shown staff adhere to those requirements about 40 percent of the time. Properly washing your hands – whether you’re a healthcare worker, visitor, or patient yourself – is one of the easiest and most effective ways of controlling the spread of infection.

Employ proper facility cleaning techniques

Using the proper materials and techniques for cleaning healthcare facilities is key to controlling the spread of pathogens. Microfiber, for example, is a strong, lint-free, ultra-fine fiber that is more effective than traditional cotton fiber and removes bacteria, even without chemicals. It is the one of the most effective products for cleaning and is widely accepted for use in healthcare facilities.

Make sure healthcare staff aren’t adding to the risk

Your healthcare staff interacts with patients hundreds if not thousands of times a day. Being only a glancing touch away, the risk of infection spreading from a lab coat or a nurse’s uniform to a patient is much greater than you think. Superbugs such as MRSA and CRE can live on lab coats for up to 56 days, and studies have shown pathogens were found on 20% of nurses’ uniforms at the end of their shift. It is vital for infection control that lab coats and scrubs are laundered properly and laundered often.

December 13, 2019 | Hospitality

You manage your operations down to the tiniest detail. At Morgan Hospitality, we understand the many facets of your job, and we strive to help increase your efficiencies in any way that we can. That’s why we offer a variety of disposable supplies and solutions – one less thing you have to worry about.

  • Eliminate last minute trips to the store
  • Work with fewer vendors
  • Always receive the proper amounts and the proper frequency
  • Pay a competitive price for more convenience than the alternatives

Along with your customized uniform and linen service, we can customize what additional products you need and how often you need them. We stock the highest quality products, ensuring the best performance and no interruption in service.

We’re constantly adding more product offerings to our catalog, so ask your Morgan service rep how we can help during our next visit.


November 25, 2019 | Hospitality

Morgan Hospitality takes pride in helping restaurants and hotels put their best foot forward with table linens and uniforms year-round. But Thanksgiving is a time of year where even those of us who are celebrating at home are looking to add that extra special flare.

If you’re breaking out your linen napkins for Thanksgiving this year, give some of these timeless folding tricks a try:

  • Arum Lily
  • Bird of Paradise
  • Crown
  • Envelope
  • Goblet Fan
  • Ice Cream Cone
  • Pyramid Fold
  • Rosebud

Learn all these techniques and more with step-by-step videos from our partners at Milliken linens.

November 14, 2019 | Company News

This past week we hosted several of our Service, Sales and Production members at the 63rd Morgan Services Orientation in Chicago. The week was filled with education on our rich company history as well as the family’s history which dates back to the Mayflower.  The members are also taught Customer Service, the role of a General Manager, the role of a Service Manager, Human Resources, the importance of our Customer Surveys, our Reporting Systems, and The Morgan Production Systems.

We wrapped up the week with a presentation on Revenue Management and our Marketing initiatives. The group had the pleasure of experiencing a few of Chicago’s finest restaurants (the attendees are seen here enjoying a fantastic meal at The Tortoise Club, a Morgan customer).

At Morgan, we believe it is important to invest in our members so that they can provide exemplary service to our customers.



October 24, 2019 | Hospitality

A primary mission of the Textile Rental Services Association, or TRSA, is to promote a stronger, safer and more environmentally conscious community. One of the ways they do this is through their Clean Green Certification, which recognizes large-scale laundry and textile companies for sustainable practices. Customers who work with Clean Green companies are assured that these companies are working hard to conserve resources and minimize environmental impact.

Companies who have obtained the Clean Green Certification, like Morgan Services, focus on making their operations as efficient as possible by utilizing high-capacity washing, drying and wrinkle-removal equipment. These facilities are required to document water and energy reduction as well as follow a set of guidelines referred to as Best Management Practices.

BMPs required for Clean Green Certification include (but are not limited to):

  • Recapturing drained water from rinses for reuse

  • Using environmentally friendly detergents

  • Removing solids and liquids from wastewater

  • Installing solar energy and energy-efficient lighting

  • Recycling programs

  • Re-routing trucks to save vehicle fuel

Certification is granted when TRSA inspects laundry facilities and approves documentation of a company’s BMP deployment through production reports they submit to auditors during inspections. Clean Green certified companies are accredited for three years at a time.

To learn more about TRSA and the Clean Green Certification, visit

October 15, 2019 | Healthcare

Healthcare professionals are no strangers to being on their feet, with few chances to sit down during a shift. But if the proper safety measures are not taken, foot, leg and back pain, general fatigue, and sometimes even permanent damage can occur. In fact, workers can start feeling negative effects after just two hours of continuous standing.

While most employers are diligent in providing proper breaks throughout each shift, there are many instances in healthcare where there is simply no choice. Surgical procedures, for example, can last hours on end. Surgeons and OR support staff have little – if any – chance to pause for relief.

So how do healthcare facilities ensure their staff is as comfortable and safe as possible? Anti-fatigue mats are one effective and easy way to help those who are on their feet for extended periods of time perform at their best.

The benefits of anti-fatigue mats

As you can tell from the name, the primary purpose of an anti-fatigue mat is to help alleviate the strain of prolonged standing. Hard surfaces (e.g., tile or concrete) can increase the negative effects of prolonged standing, as opposed to standing on a softer surface (e.g., rubber or cork). For this reason, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends employers provide anti-fatigue mats for employees who spend significant time on their feet.

In addition to the reduced foot pressure, anti-fatigue mats provide several other benefits, including:

  • Improved posture
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced slips and falls

Anti-fatigue mats available from Morgan Healthcare are made of a durable, closed-cell Nitrile foam rubber that is resistant to grease, oil and chemicals and are treated with an anti-microbial that makes these mats perfect for a healthcare environment.

Click here to learn more about our anti-fatigue mat rental service.