The Mission Restaurant Supply website has an updated design. The new ecommerce site introduces a fresh logo, an overall design facelift, and new technology. Mission Restaurant Supply has always helped restaurant managers and business owners get the supplies and equipment they need in a timely manner. With the new MissionRS website, you will find that shopping online for your foodservice needs is even easier.Continue “MissionRS.com Has a Brand New Look!”
We’ve had many great questions from our customers regarding why our name is Mission Restaurant Supply- what’s with the Mission? Some of our customers have asked if we are headquartered in Mission, Texas (we are not) and some have guessed that we just thought it was a strong, solid name, but the truth is that we have chosen the name Mission for a reason. Read our description below to learn the real meaning behind our logo and our name.
Mission Party Ice was acquired in 1988 and served as a local ice machine and refrigeration sales and leasing company until we grew into what is now Mission Restaurant Supply in 2001. The name “Mission” is derived directly from our local culture and the presence of the 5 historic Spanish Missions here in San Antonio. If you are unaware of the history behind these historic structures, you can read about it in more detail here. In a nutshell, the San Antonio and South Texas Missions were used to help buffer the French forces from the Spanish frontier back in the early 1700s. These outposts came to be run by Catholic religious leaders who hoped to spread Christianity to the Native American people.
Our logo boasts Mission Concepción, which is one of the only unrestored stone Spanish Mission churches in America, and it is in the best shape of all the Missions here in San Antonio. The snowflake represents our commitment from the beginning to quality commerical ice equipment and commercial refrigeration, and this snowflake encircles Mission Concepción as a way of commemorating our history. The San Antonio Missions are symbols of our city’s heritage, while they are also symbolic of perseverance and sustainability. They have weathered the course of time just as we hope to do, and they strongly represent the city of San Antonio and all of South Texas.
|My wife and I have differing opinions on what type of cookware to use. I like the cast iron stuff, but she loves stainless steel so we have a little of both. We also have cutting boards and some really nice knives that we bought at Mission.|
|I love to entertain and have little get-togethers at my house so I’m constantly getting new decorative items. I bought some pretty tongs, a huge molcajete for serving dips and such, and some nice serving trays that I think are very reasonably priced.|
|I bought all of the basic stuff for my house. Mostly just cups, plates, and silverware. What’s nice is that you don’t have to buy the plates and cups in huge quantities if you don’t want to. Most of them are sold by the dozen.|
|I would say that my favorite thing we have are our spatulas, especially the set that you can buy. I also really like those metal cake pans with the plastic covers. I do a lot of baking so I like pretty much anything by Nordic Ware.|
|I bar-b-q all the time so I made sure to get lots of stuff that I can use with my commercial smoker. I’ve got this cool 3-piecegrill utensil set and some BBQ mops that I got at Mission. I’m even trying to talk some of the guys into forming a competitive grill team.|
|I’ve got tons of our pots and pans, mostly stainless steel. At Mission, we really have a lot of variety and we keep everything I need in stock. I love to cook so I bought a lot of different cookware at our store in San Antonio.|
|My favorite items are just our everyday kitchen necessities. Over the years I’ve bought graters, measuring cups, colanders, and other random kitchen gadgets. My splurge item was a really nice blender.|
|When I cook, I like to cook with good stuff. I have pretty much everything made by OXO that we sell. Their peelers and choppers are very ergonomic and easy to use. I also have some plastic tumblers to keep at the house because they are really inexpensive and more convenient than glasses.|
|I think the item that I use the most from Mission is my 12″ cast iron skillet that I bought awhile back. I use that thing all the time and it’s easy to clean. I have also collected other random pots and pans for day-to-day use from our store.|