Of all the members of your food-service staff and crew, your busboy has perhaps one of the most critical jobs in your restaurant. Consider this: a bus boy’s job involves not just taking your customers’ orders and delivering their food, but also cleaning up the tables so that more customers can occupy the tables that the previous customers have left. Needless to say, an efficient crew of bus boys equates to an efficient restaurant.
It is therefore imperative that you, as a restaurant owner, should do everything you can to help make your bus boys’ job easier. And you can do this by making sure that your bus boys have efficient bussing carts on hand. A good-quality bussing cart will help your bus boys carry everything they need, all in one trip. This saves them unnecessary trips and makes them more efficient.
A bussing cart is essentially a more versatile version of a restaurant serving cart or food transport cart in that it not only helps your bus boys cart around food for your diners but also holds dirty dishes and cleaning equipment to help clean and clear dirty tables.
How to Choose a Bussing Cart for Your Restaurant
One of the most important things to remember when going out to purchase bussing carts for your restaurant or food-service establishment is that your bussing carts are going to get wet on a regular basis. Drinks or beverages, liquid-based food such as soups, condiments, and sauces are all going to spill on your food transport cart, so it is important to pick one that is corrosion resistant and easy to clean.
There are bussing carts that are constructed of either corrosion-resistant plastic, corrosion-resistant stainless-steel, or both. However, you should also remember that the words “corrosion-resistant” do not mean that you should not regularly take care of your bussing carts. In fact, your bussing cart should undergo regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure that it is always in the perfect working condition and will serve you well for many years to come.
Proper Maintenance and Cleaning of Your Restaurant Serving Cart
In order to ensure that your bussing carts are always in excellent condition, it is a good idea to wash them regularly. Make sure that at the end of every business day your bussing cart is washed with warm, soapy water, making sure that you also clean the hidden nooks and corners. It is also essential to clean and wash your food transport cart or restaurant serving cart after every business day as, more often than not, acidic foods or liquids like citrus juices or vinegar can do a lot of damage to stainless steel and even certain types of corrosion-free plastic when left to sit on the bussing cart for too long. Acidic liquid can cause stains and pitting on your bussing cart when left there uncleaned for long periods.
However, it is important to remember to never to clean off the food transport cart with any abrasive materials such as steel wool because it will damage the finish of your restaurant serving cart.
The Ideal Restaurant Serving Cart for Your Food Establishment
Looking for a Carlisle bussing cart? How about bussing carts from Cambro, Rapids, and Vollrath? Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a wide variety of bussing carts from these trusted brands.
Depending on what you require for your restaurant or food-service establishment, you can choose from a simple heavy-duty restaurant serving cart or food transport cart, or you can also select the more advanced bussing carts, like a bussing cart that already includes tote boxes and refuse/silverware bins or a bussing cart that features sturdy textured shelves, bus boxes, and side panels.