Whether you run a gastropub, a wine bar, a neighborhood grill, or a fine dining restaurant, you need us. And we need you too. We have all the textiles you need to run your kitchen, outfit your staff, and dress your tables. From basic, cost-effective, and no frills, to high-end Egyptian cotton woven by a family-run mill in Milan, Italy, and everything in between.
We are W.H. Linen Rental. We exist to make restaurants successful. It’s a point of pride, it’s bragging rights, it’s what we’re good at. You exist to serve, and so do we.
Back in 1937, Willy Hermanns Sr. (“W.H.”, get it?) started his laundry by making deliveries to bakeries and butcher shops in his Model T truck. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1967, Willy’s son Bill began working full time at WH, and then took over the business in 1971. During his tenure, W.H. Linen ceased to be a small towel company, and became a major player in New Jersey.
To facilitate its growth, Bill built W.H. Linen’s current home in 1998. A 50,000 square foot, state-of-the art facility in Clifton, NJ, 13 miles from Time Square, it is situated perfectly to serve the needs of New York City, as well as Northern New Jersey.
W.H. Linen Rental has grown from a company that dabbles in the Manhattan restaurant world, to one that specializes in it.
W.H. Linen strives to be the quality provider in the New York-New Jersey market, with the best product, the best processing, and the best service in the industry. But just as important, W.H. Linen is driven by conscience. We support Table to Table and City Harvest in the fight against hunger, and in 2012 we became the first linen supplier in the New York area to be certified green, and as of today, we are still the only linen supplier endorsed by the Green Restaurant Association.