Food Service Equipment
business utilizes food service equipment, you know that the key to obtaining
and maintaining good equipment is finding the right distributor. A good
distributor will be able to offer you a wide range of equipment, and will stand
behind the machines it sells. There are several ways to evaluate food service equipment suppliers,
- Selection. A good equipment
distributor will carry various well-known brands of equipment, such as coffeemakers
by Bunn, microwave ovens by Panasonic, and beverage dispensers by Zojirushi.
- Showroom. Suppliers of premium
equipment maintain a display showroom where you can look at the equipment and
ascertain which models best suit your needs.
- Warranty. Better equipment
provides good warranty protection for both parts and labour.
- Service calls. A good supplier has
equipment specialists on call to make service calls to your business.
- Parts department. A well-stocked parts
department helps you to keep machines functioning.
- Assembly and delivery.Pre-delivery assembly ensures that machines arrive ready to get to work.
- Financing. Better equipment
suppliers help you find ways to finance the purchase of the machines you need.
- Refurbishing. A good distributor will
offer refurbishing of machines to ensure that your equipment is always serving
your evolving needs, and to help extend the life of each machine.
- Educational programs.Better distributors will give in-house workshops to teach your employees how to
get the most out of your equipment.
- Informational programs. Your
supplier should keep you informed about new products that may be useful to you.
- Competitive pricing.Your wholesaler should offer pricing that works for your budget.
Evaluating Your Needs
first thing a good equipment distributor will be able to help you with is
assessing your needs. Perhaps you need a lot of large equipment
for a full-service restaurant,
or maybe you are looking mainly for
beverage equipment. This may dictate which supplier you gravitate toward. If
you require beverage equipment, you'll want to work with a supplier who
specializes in that area. If you need all types of equipment, you need to find
a distributor who was a large range of machines available. Another option is to
work with different distributors for various areas of your operation.
know, for example, that you need several coffee machines for various areas of
your enterprise. A good supplier will help you to ascertain which models will
work best for different areas. For example, newer single-pod coffee machines
are able to produce large numbers of specialty hot drinks per hour, yet many
are compact in size. This type of machine may be best suited for your purposes.
Cold beverages dispensers may be more appropriate for
areas where children will
be present. And smaller, more conventional
may work better for administrative offices. As well, airpots
can help to keep beverages hot or cold for extended periods of time, minimizing
Finding a distributor that
understands your needs can lead to a long-term partnership that will benefit
both of you. When choosing a company, take the long view. Forming and building
a good relationship with an equipment supplier can lead to many advantages for
your business. Call a leading Canadian wholesale distributor today!