If you are opening a restaurant, you have likely started to consider purchasing or renting restaurant equipment. With so many providers of restaurant equipment available, it can be difficult to determine which option is the best choice for your needs, budget, and timeline. As leading providers of restaurant equipment and supplies, the team at Raimac Industries knows that every restaurant has different wants, needs, and challenges. That is why our team has compiled some information outlining how to choose the right restaurant equipment supplier and build an effective, long-lasting partnership with them.
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When examining equipment suppliers in your area, it is important to look for the following characteristics:
Restaurants require an extensive list of equipment to ensure seamless operation and product quality. When choosing an equipment supplier, be sure to examine their supported brands, product lineup, and current listings if applicable. This will allow you to determine if they provide all the equipment you will need now and in the future. Ovens, cooktops, refrigerators, freezers, racks, utensils, trays, and plates are some of the most common types of equipment you will need. If a provider offers each of these products and more, they are often worth considering. By choosing a provider with a complete lineup of equipment, you will save yourself the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors to get the units you need.
Restaurant equipment is subjected to frequent and demanding use every day of the week. Should your equipment break down or stop functioning as it should, it is important to know who to turn to for parts and service. Many equipment suppliers offer parts and repair solutions as part of their services, allowing you to work with one point of contact for all your needs. In addition to emergency repair services, it is worth asking potential providers if they provide planned maintenance programs as this will help to keep your equipment in optimal condition and minimize the chance of a breakdown.
Purchasing equipment can be a massive expenditure, especially for restaurants that are just starting out. When looking at suppliers, determine if they offer rental plans or flexible payment options such as “rent to own” programs. This variety of options will allow you to choose the best plan for your budget and cash flow, letting you add the equipment you need without spending money you do not have.
To learn more about our selection of restaurant equipment, rentals, and other services, get in touch with the experts at Raimac Industries. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our products or services.