Cleaner Restrooms, Happier Guests! How to Save on Paper Costs

Owning a restaurant or bar is a particularly pricy venture—between food, overhead and labor costs, entrepreneurs have a lot to account for. A big impact on the bottom line is the paper towels used in bathrooms and the additional cost of maintenance as paper towels often end up clogging toilets, which means a plumber’s bill. Eliminate paper and reduce your headaches! 

Luckily, there’s a simple way to replace paper towels in your restrooms and in the back of the house. By installing high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers manufactured by Excel Dryer, business owners can achieve up to a 95% cost savings with a return on investment in nine months to a year.

Not only do each of Excel’s products—the XLERATOR®, XLERATOReco®, XLERATORsync® and ThinAir® Hand Dryers—remove the need for paper towels completely, but they are also proven to be a hygienic and green way to properly dry hands.

Excel hand dryers can also improve the aesthetics of your restroom with various cover options including brushed stainless steel, painted, texture or custom covers. In addition, you can add logos or other branding to make your hand dryers unique. 

Hear what other industry experts have to say about the benefits of Excel hand dryers.

Buffalo Wild Wings
For Sarah Morin, a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise owner in Connecticut, XLERATOR hand dryers are key to limiting waste and keeping her employees focused on what really matters—the guests.

Each week, around 3,500–4,000 people visit Morin’s three Buffalo Wild Wings locations, which can cause a lot of messes in the restrooms when paper towels are in play. With XLERATORs, Morin does not need to worry that staff are spending too much time cleaning up paper towel messes, which ensures the eatery can meet guest needs and requests promptly.

Bean Restaurant Group
At two of the Bean Restaurant Group’s eateries, the restrooms feature the D|13 Sink System featuring the XLERATORsync® hand dryer, the most advanced integrated sink system on the market, providing a single space to wash and dry hands. Another advantage of the sink system is how it limits water on the floor and eliminates the need for paper towels.

“When you’re running 16 operations, paper towels are a big line item,” said Andy Yee, former principal managing partner of the Bean Restaurant Group. “It’s significant. In my world, it’s a no-brainer to bring XLERATOR Hand Dryers into your facilities.”

Fully customizable and adaptable to any restroom specification, the D|13 Sink System elevates the aesthetic of any space while providing people with a hygienic way to wash and dry hands.

Max Burger
At Max Burger, a chef-driven hamburger restaurant in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, General Manager Tim Taillefer said installing XLERATOR hand dryers in the restrooms was “the best investment we made” when opening the eatery in 2012.

In fact, a cost-saving analysis showed that Max Burger used almost 750,000 paper towels at a cost of $5,850 annually. By replacing paper with just two XLERATOR hand dryers, they saved an estimated $5,191.

Not only did the hand dryers help the restaurant save money, but they were a hygienic alternative to paper towels. With sensor-activated XLERATORS in the restrooms, the eatery’s 4,000 patrons benefited from fewer touchpoints, such as the levers on paper towel dispensers.

XLERATORs also provide other hygienic benefits, such as HEPA filtration systems, which remove 99.999% of viruses and 99.97% of potentially present bacteria at 0.3 microns from the airstream, according to LMS Technologies. With HEPA on board, XLERATORs deliver clean, filtered air to users quickly and efficiently.

Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, functions as a bowling alley, music venue, restaurant, nightclub and bar and hosts up to 2,000–3,000 visitors a day. And with that much traffic coming through its doors, a lot of people use its restrooms.

But patrons aren’t using paper towels in the restrooms. Instead, they’re drying their hands with XLERATOR hand dryers.

“The dryers are great. We love ‘em,” said Stephen Schwarz, Brooklyn Bowl’s general manager. “They get used a ton with all the traffic through our bathrooms. We’ve had great success with them. It keeps trash off the floor, keeps clogs out of the toilets. Bathrooms are cleaner; guests are happier.”

Installing Excel hand dryers in any restaurant or bar restroom is an easy way to quickly see massive cost savings, not only on paper towels themselves, but on labor, maintenance and waste removal costs. For more information about how your business can benefit from the only hand dryers made in the USA, reach out to Excel Dryer today.