Traditional ceramic dinnerware with a banded rim is a safe and strategic choice for most full-service restaurants. The off-white surface serves as a neutral background and complements just about any dish. For the banded rim, choose from a variety of colors to match your dining room.
Choosing banded china is strategic. These traditional patterns will never go out of style, and they are unlikely to be discontinued. That means, when you need to restock on dinnerware, you will be able to find matching plates, cups and saucers. The last thing you need is to have mismatching china because your original pattern no longer exists.
The banded china can usually go in the dishwasher, but be careful not to break it. If the plates or cups are stacked, they can scratch the outer glaze, so look for a collection with a smooth foot to prevent scratching and chipping in the glaze.