"The days of paying employees to manually wrap silverware are over as the world’s first affordable, commercially available silverware-wrapping machine makes its way into the casual-dining, healthcare and resort markets. The “It’s A Wrap” solution from Autowraptec can not only lower your operational costs, it will improve employee morale, create more time to focus on customer service and improve sanitation in your restaurant."
“Since we installed ‘It’s A Wrap’, I have been able to eliminate an average of four hours per day from my hosts’ schedule,” says Joe Pascale, owner of Aurelio’s Restaurant in Frankfort, Ill. “With minimum wage at $7.50 an hour in Illinois, I am saving $900 per month.”
Another example is Chevy’s in Clifton, N.J., which runs an average of 15 servers per shift, and each server stays about 40 minutes at the end of a shift to roll silverware. With a modest tipped-employee wage of only $2.13 per hour, this store spends approximately $1,278 per month paying servers to stay after their shifts and roll silverware. When compared to the cost of “It’s a Wrap,” both of these restaurants will recoup their entire investment in less than 18 months. On a lease-to-own plan, they would generate $500-900 of immediate savings from the first month they install the machine.
With fewer consumers frequenting your establishments, allowing the entire restaurant staff to spend more face time with the customers will help create a more memorable, enjoyable dining experience. “If the servers are spending less time wrapping silverware, they can focus on guest service, do more up-selling and do more productive things around the restaurant,” says Arturo Szymansky, General Manager of Chevy’s Fresh Mex.
In addition to higher service levels, “It’s a Wrap” has a unique sanitation quality to help prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses to your guests. The National Restaurant Association found that as much as 40 percent of the 76 million food-borne illnesses per year result from poor hygiene. Failing to wash hands alone has been attributed to about 20 percent of the illnesses, and this problem is costing restaurants about $75,000 on average. With “It’s a Wrap,” the unique process and proprietary silverware cassettes means that human hands are no longer directly contacting any utensil surfaces after dishwashing, allowing for more sterile silverware from dishwasher to dining.
Though employee morale and job satisfaction are more difficult to quantify, these factors have real costs associated with them and Autowraptec can help alleviate some of these issues. It is no secret that employees despise rolling silverware and managers spend hours prodding employees to get it done. Oh, how simple life would be if they could just push a button and walk away. Well, those days are finally here thanks to Autowraptec’s “It’s A Wrap.”