Hygienically Clean Food Service

Hygienically Clean Food Service certification recognizes textile services operations supplying the restaurant industry and other food service establishments. Certified laundries commit to cleanliness through third-party, quantified biological testing and inspection. Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply has been certified by TRSA.


National Restaurant Association

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) the largest foodservice trade association in the world, supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. Its mission is to help members, the cornerstone of their communities, build customer loyalty, rewarding careers, and financial success.

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Its mission is to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry. RAMW strives to serve its members by providing them the training, education, and support they need to grow a successful business.

Restaurant Association of Maryland

Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) is the state trade association operated for the purpose of promoting, protecting, and improving the foodservice industry.

PA Restaurant and Lodging Association

Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association represents more than 7,500 foodservice and lodging establishments. Its mission is to promote, protect and improve the hospitality industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Buy Local Coalition

Buy Local Coalition is a group of locally-owned and operated businesses dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of using local vendors and encouraging other businesses and individuals to do the same.


Total Food Service July 2020

In July 2020, Mark Lewis, Dempsey’s Corporate Sales Manager, was interviewed by Total Food Service. He shared his knowledge and expertise to help restaurants create successful reopening strategies that include linens and uniforms laundered in a Certified Hygienically Clean laundry.

Total Food Service Article

In September 2019, Total Food Service interviewed Kristin Dempsey, Vice President of Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, asking about our expansion into Metro New York, our acquisition of W.H. Linen Rental, and insight on recent trends concerning table linens.

The Washington Post

In June 2014, The Washington Post Online featured an article asking, “Why are so many restaurants giving me napkins that don’t work?” The article explains the difference between spun polyester and basic/filament polyester. It also highlights why using a professional linen provider, like Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, can help maintain good-quality napkins and ensure they are cleaned and sanitized.

The Washingtonian

In October 2015, The Washingtonian featured an article about the popularity of the high-quality bistro napkin. Restauranteurs explained the significance of a napkin in their finely-crafted atmosphere. Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, a premier linen supplier in the DC market, shared the versatility of the bistro napkin and its appeal to their broad customer base.

RAMW On The Line News

On November 19, 2014, the RAMW On The Line News website featured an article on the partnership between Daniel Boulud’s new DC restaurant, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, and Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply. Boulud says that Dempsey’s services will contribute to his goal and reflect his belief that a restaurant should be a multi-sensory dining experience.

RAMW on the line news website

On October 19, 2014, the RAMW On The Line News website featured an article asking restaurants, “Could you pass inspection today?” Aprons, towels, napkins, and uniforms supplied by a linen service that has achieved TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Certification can support a restaurant’s sanitation goals.

Food Service Monthly

In May 19, 2014, Food Service Monthly Online featured Dempsey sponsoring a Farm-to-Table Event in celebration of Earth Week, kicking off Dempsey’s campaign to champion awareness for sustainable business practices within the restaurant industry. Special guest speakers included EatWell Natural Farm Manger, Erica Porch, and Pipe Dream Fromage Cheese maker, Brad Parker, each of whom shared their passion for farm-to-table cuisine and interest in sustainable agriculture.

Restaurant Facility Business

The February/March 2014 issue of Restaurant Facility Business Magazine featured Dempsey as a “green” supplier to the restaurant in its cover story. A leader in sustainable restaurant operations, EatWell DC chose Dempsey’s linen service to help green its supply chain.

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RAMW On The News Website

On August 20, 2014, the RAMW On The Line News website featured an article about “Avoiding On-The-Job Injuries” in the restaurant industry. Floor mats help reduce slips and falls on a busy service floor.

McKnights Assisted Living News

In January 2014, the McKnights Assisted Living News website featured an article by PJ Dempsey on why “Improving the Dining Environment in Senior Living Communities Increases Resident Satisfaction” and how cloth napkins can impact resident perception.

RAMW On The News Website

In November 2013, the RAMW On The Line News website featured an article stating, “Study shows U.S. Consumers prefer Cloth Napkins” at sit-down restaurants. A restaurant wishing to improve food quality and service perception should strongly consider using cloth napkins.

Food Service Monthly Magazine

In October 2013, Food Service Monthly Magazine featured Dempsey President PJ.Dempsey, asking, “Is Your Restaurant at Risk?” He explained the danger of fire from the spontaneous combustion of greasy restaurant kitchen towels.

Restaurant Design and Development Magazine

In May 2013, Restaurant Design & Development Magazine featured Dempsey’s new bistro napkin in the magazine’s Solutions Center. Euro-sleek and eco-friendly, this bold red bistro stripe napkin works well with open kitchen concepts and adds color.

Restaurant Facility Business Magazine May Issue

In May 2013, Restaurant Facility Business Magazine featured Dempsey’s Clean Green Certification. Dempsey is the first U.S. laundry to receive Clean Green Certification by the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA).

    Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply is a top-rated restaurant linen services company.

    Our $18 million commercial laundry service facility has received national recognition for its state-of-the art processing systems. Innovative use of technology solves problems that restaurants have come to expect from other linen suppliers.

    Our Restaurant Linen System delivers three unique benefits:

    • The highest quality products
    • The most reliable deliveries
    • The lowest total cost

    Dempsey Uniform is a highly respected industry leader.

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