Choosing A Better Food Supplier

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Choosing A Better Food Supplier

After struggling for months with poor food vendors, we realized that we needed to start shopping around for a new food supplier. I knew that our restaurant was only as good as the food that we served, so we started meeting with different vendors and trying to tell what set them apart. After meeting with several different businesses, we were really impressed with one supplier that really knew their stuff. This blog is all about what to look for in a food supplier and how to avoid problems with poor quality foodservice and ingredients. You never know, some of this advice could make your restaurant truly special.


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Why Hire A Freezer From An Ice Cream Supplier?

If you want to start selling ice cream in your store, but don't have space to set up a counter, then you can install a stand-alone freezer unit. These units run on standard power outlets, they don't take up too much space, and they allow you to tap into ice cream and frozen dessert sales.

While you can buy your own freezer, you should also consider hiring a unit from an ice cream retail supplier. Why is this a good idea?

1. Test Out the Market

If you haven't sold ice cream in your store before, then you won't know how well it will sell. If you buy a freezer and stock it yourself, then you could lose a lot of money if it turns out your customers aren't interested in buying ice cream from you.

While you can stop selling ice cream if it doesn't work for you, you'll be left with a freezer that you might not want. You might be able to sell it; however, you're not likely to make your money back on a used unit.

If you hire a freezer from an ice cream retail supplier, then your costs reduce. You don't have to buy the unit upfront. You can try it out before you decide whether to commit to selling ice cream permanently.

2. Take Advantage of Supplier Branding

If you buy your own ice cream freezer, then your customers might not realize that the unit has ice cream in it. It will just look like another freezer.

Retail suppliers usually brand the freezers they hire out to stores. They are colorful and they make their contents obvious. People will instantly understand what is in the freezer. They will be encouraged to buy.

Plus, you can buy ice cream and other frozen products from the supplier. You tap into their branding and product awareness. This should attract customers who know or like the brand. If you order supplies from the company, then you also don't have to stock the unit yourself.

3. Get Maintenance Help

If you buy your own freezer, then you have to maintain it. If the freezer develops a fault or breaks down, then you have to fix or replace it. This increases your costs.

If you hire a freezer from an ice cream supplier, then they should offer you a maintenance plan. They will fix problems for you. If a freezer dies completely, they should replace it at no additional cost.

To find out more, contact ice cream retail suppliers and ask about their freezer hire packages.