Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cheap Restaurant Equipment – A First Time Buyer’s Guide

If you’re opening a new restaurant, there is much to be apprehensive about. It may seem easy when you’re sitting there ordering your food at other restaurants; all you have to do is tell the waiter what you want and he brings it back for you. But behind the scenes there is a lot going on. First time buyer’s for commercial restaurant equipment may find the amount of equipment needed to successfully run a restaurant very daunting. Even small restaurants need a sizeable amount of equipment to make everything run smoothly. Since you’re in the business of serving food to the public, you want everything from barstools to grease traps to be in tiptop shape.

But where can you find cheap restaurant equipment? Rest assured that there are places that can help you out and get you the customer service that you desire. USA Equipment Direct can help fill all your needs for commercial restaurant equipment. They can even tell you what the equipment is for, and what you’ll need to accompany it. For example, if you decide to by a 3 compartment sink, you’re going to need a restaurant grease trap to go along with it. Why? They can answer this question for you. They can also tell you if you need stainless wall cabinets, steam tables or cast iron table bases.

Of course there is basic equipment that every restaurant needs. This includes restaurant table tops, restaurant table bases, and restaurant work tables. You may need steam tables if you’re doing a buffet style restaurant, or you plan to have a buffet in addition to something else that’s on the menu. Even if you have a restaurant that’s serving Italian food, you’ll find all the cookware that you need at USA Equipment Direct. It’s hard enough to search for cheap restaurant equipment. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality and excellent customer service as well.

If you live in the Atlanta metro area, you can make an appointment to stop by USA Equipment Direct. Or you can use their website to order from them online. You can order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their customer service department is available Monday through Friday 9-5pm EST and Saturday 9-3pm EST. You’ll always get someone knowledgeable and courteous on the phone. And USA Equipment Direct ships your equipment to anywhere in the United States. So even if you can’t make it to the warehouse, you can still get quality and cheap commercial restaurant equipment.
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17 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading your blog ~ thanks for posting such useful content./Nice article and great photos. Very nicely done!


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  2. congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this information on first time buyers restaurant equipment. When I first opened my restaurant I bought a lot of cheap equipment but only a couple years later I need to find a restaurant equipment repair business in calgary. I think it would be a better idea to buy nice equipment at first. This will save you money and provide you with better equipment.

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  4. Its troublesome to get the right equipment for the restaurant. This post is of great help. Thanks for the useful post. Cheers!!
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  5. I really liked this. No one wants to buy really expensive restaurant equipment in Toronto. Paying 20 dollars for a spatula just doesn't seem to make any sense to me.

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  6. I agree that it is quite annoying trying to find good quality but, cheap equipment. Speaking of do you have cheap restaurant equipment in Toronto? That would be great.

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  7. Commercial restaurant equipment can be hard to come by. Well, good equipment at a cheap price, that is. When my friend opened up his new eatery, he teamed up with Roger & Sons for his restaurant equipment. Good deals & a good selection. They are thriving now! It's important people do their homework, so a post like this is great to help those out new in the business.

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  8. I think that my shop needs new restaurant equipment in Toronto. Our kitchen will be updated by the new year. I hope that we can.

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  9. I'm so glad this post is for first time restaurant equipment buyers! My husband and I are trying to open up our own restaurant, so we need some equipment to get us started, but we don't really know what we need. We have been looking for a tortilla press for a while, now. Do you know where we could get one of those? We are fine with used equipment.
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  11. I'm trying to find some used restaurant equipment. I live in Anchorage and want to get some cheap stuff for our business. Would anyone have any suggestions for me?
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  12. My daughter is is Culinary School right now. She has hopes to open her own bakery some day. I would love to help her get this restaurant off the ground. How much will we expect to pay for the various restaurant equipment?

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  13. It's helpful to know where I can find restaurant equipment in the area. I'm planning on opening up a new restaurant by next year. I don't really know where to look for equipment, so this information will be very helpful.
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  14. Excellent guide! My brother will love this. He's hoping to open his own restaurant next spring, and I know that the equipment is his biggest concern. A resource like this will be a big help to him. Thiago | http://refrigerationfoodequip.berrysites.net

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  15. I'm starting a little sandwich restaurant in my home town. I'm still in the planning stages and figuring out how to fund all the equipment. It's good to know what equipment I should look at first. It's also comforting to know that there are affordable options out there and companies that will help me to pick the right equipment, since I'm a first-time buyer. http://www.avante-naples.com/about-us/

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  16. It's weird to think that even after going to hundreds of different restaurants in our lives, we still don't know all the equipment used to cook it. Not only would I like to know what all the equipment it, I would like to know how it's used. Maybe I'll check out some of the places you've mentioned that you can buy it! http://www.lditechs.com/services/

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