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6 Things to Consider When Purchasing New Restaurant Equipment

Supplier: Petra Equipment By: Erwan Nguyen
01 December, 2014

Are you ready to start your new restaurant business venture and searching for the best deal to buy equipment at the most cost effective prices?

Or perhaps you want to change your restaurant's old and backdated utensils and furniture to give it a brand new image?

Restaurants nowadays are one of the most profitable types of businesses. People, in their busy daily schedules, are often faced with two dilemmas: they don't have the time to cook at home; and when they do they don't have the drive or tenacity to produce variety. Inevitably their ultimate destination is a good restaurant.

Day by day restaurants are becoming popular hangout destinations for city dwellers. However lots of new restaurants – even those with innovative ideas like multi-cuisine service, special variety, fine dining and many more – are shutting down perpetually due to lack of customers' revisit.

Mismanagement is the sole cause behind this failure. The appropriate purchase of restaurant equipment is a good example of proper hospitality management. To get started, here are some effective tips for buying restaurant equipment.

Decide the amount of expenditure

Be focused on how much you would be able to purchase, and then select your essentials. Always balance the amount of each purchase as you have to maintain a uniform quality in your products.

Be careful when buying second hand equipment

Though brand new products are always first choice for their warranty cards, sometimes due to money crunch we have to bend towards second hand things.

You need very trustworthy people to buy second hand equipment from. Select them by observing them properly. If required, take a third-party technician with you for their suggestion and selection.

Don't get carried away

Never let any salesperson influence your decision of purchasing restaurant equipment.

Even if you can afford to buy top brand equipment for your dream restaurant, examine each product part by part and choose the appropriate product according to your requirements. Suppose you want to start a Chinese restaurant, you will want to create a total Chinese ambience at your place. Everything should have a Chinese touch – right from the selection of utensils to furniture.

Be transparent with legal matters

Never let your restaurant get the stamp of being illegitimate.

Be sure that your restaurant gets approval from the respective national sanitation organisation and does not keep any illegal kitchen equipment not allowed in commercial kitchens. A restaurant’s profit lies in its public recognition, so always be careful to keep a fresh public image.

Take special care with commercial refrigeration

You need the latest refrigeration system for your restaurant that can equally perform well in summer and winter by balancing its temperature. It should be there in your restaurant equipment buying list.

Electricity support

Buildings don't have the same electricity support; they're subject to local area specifications.

If your restaurant is in a very affluent area then the chance of having a power cut is less. On the other hand, if your restaurant is situated in an old building you might get poor electric support for your latest kitchen equipment.

To conclude, choosing the right kind of restaurant equipment will go a long way in ascertaining the overall performance of the restaurant and hence it should be chosen wisely.

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