Looking to upgrade your kitchen on a budget? Here’s how!
There’s an old rule of thumb in the restaurant business that if you can survive the first five years, you just might make it for the long haul. But you have a great menu, a great location, and great employees. Success often depends on handling the details that you can control, being a creative problem solver for the things that you can’t, word of mouth advertising, and a little bit of luck!
Our team at Don’s Supply has been one of Arkansas’ top bar and restaurant supply superstores since 1969, and our 13,000 square foot showroom located at 9912 Interstate 30 in south Little Rock carries all the premium restaurant equipment that you’ll need to take your kitchen to the next level! We’ve partnered with a lot of bars, restaurants, and caterers over the years, and are always happy to provide you with quality advice at no additional charge. Here are a few tips that will help you get started building the kitchen of your dreams:
Only buy the equipment you need-One mistake that new restaurateurs often make is to start with too large of a menu. Every kitchen needs an oven and a stovetop, as well as refrigeration equipment. That might just be enough for starters, and then you can invest in new equipment gradually as you expand your menu.
Anticipate growth-Sometimes it’s a good idea to buy higher capacity appliances than you immediately need so that you won’t have to replace it right away as your business grows. You don’t have to go overboard, but a larger oven and a couple more burners on your range always comes in handy.
Take care of your equipment, and it will take care of you-”When it’s time to lean, it’s time to clean!” In addition to your routine cleaning schedule, be sure to follow your manufacturers’ instructions when it comes to preventative maintenance. Just be sure not to perform unauthorized repairs on your equipment, because it could void your warranty.
If you have any questions, or would like to place an order for restaurant food service equipment and supplies, contact us online, or at (501) 568-1872.