It’s buzzing around noon in lunch and event restaurant Aleksis. The number of lunch guests has increased with almost two hundred diners from last spring. Naturally, corners of the mouth are wiped on Fiblon’s napkins before diners head back to work or to their studies.
Every weekday, Aleksis’ kitchen in Tampere prepares meals for 750 people – and that’s just for lunch. When you add conference catering and evening events, it is clear that Restaurant Manager Sari Nieminen is very busy with event planning and work shifts arrangements.
– We have three to four waiters working every day. Our own tenants order catering for their client meetings, celebrations and receptions from us. The latest Nordic Business Forum gathered almost 300 spectators here at Technopolis Yliopistonrinne to follow the event from live screen, Nieminen says.
Finnish products and flexible delivery as assets
This small and local family business has always followed the principle of meeting the customers’ needs swiftly without compromising quality. Fiblon’s coffee and table setting napkins reinforce the image of a restaurant that is willing to serve. Personalized white napkins follow diners all the way to the sauna facilities at Yliopistonrinne. About 2000 of them are used each day in total.
Why has Aleksis relied on Fiblon all these three years of collaboration?
– We appreciate a Finnish manufacturer that provides us with just the products we need to have in stock at a time. The napkins are printed in Pori conveniently at the pace we need them, Sari Nieminen says.
She emphasizes that the products have to both be practical and feel pleasant against the skin. It’s a small but vital part of the customer experience that you can just take a napkin from a basket and take it with you.