How long will my menu covers last?
Our covers are custom made in the United States. They should last as long or longer than any other menu covers being sold on the internet today. The length of time they will actually last will depend on how often they're used and how well you take care of them.
Cafe Style Menu Covers with vinyl binding and Leatherette Jackets with clear inside pockets should last 1 1/2 to 2 years. Click here to find out more about our menu covers and why we can make this claim.
Fine Dining Menu Covers, with or without padding, made of washable, heavy duty bookcloth material with turned and finished edges should last 3 to 5 years.
We don't know how long our heavy duty, sealed and stitched menu covers will last. So far no one has ever reordered because their first order of menu covers wore out. We've had new restaurant owners ask us if we can replace the old name on the front cover with their new name (sorry, we can't). We've had reorders because of theft, fire and flood, but not because the menu covers were worn or started to look shabby.
Padded and sealed menu covers made of the same heavy duty vinyl as our sealed and stitched menu covers should last about the same length of time, however the clear inside pockets may start to crack after a year, depending on how often you change your paper menu inserts and how heavy the usage to which the menu cover is subjected. This is not recommended as a full service menu cover.
Crystal clear, heat sealed menu covers are perfect for 'special' menus for after hours, at the bar, weekends, etc., where frequent changes make lamination impractical. They are NOT recommended for heavy duty use. You should expect to have some seam tears now and then and have to replace a few of them every six months.