Press Releases

Press Releases for Mission Restaurant Supply.

  • Press Release: Mission Heads North

     

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      Mission Restaurant Supply Acquires Metroplex Restaurant Equipment Mission Restaurant Supply, FE&S Magazine's 2012 Dealer of the YEar, recently acquired Ft. Worth-based Metroplex Restaurant Equipment, giving the business a strong presence in the booming Dallas-Ft. Worth area.   San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) January 25, 2013- Texas-based foodservice dealer Mission Restaurant Supply has pushed its territory northward after the latest acquisition of Metroplex Restaurant Equipment in the Fort Worth metropolis. The addition marks a strategic and long-awaited advancement for the Mission brand. With branches currently representing the South, Central and East Texas territories along with the Rio Grande Valley, the move northward was a natural inclination for Mission Restaurant Supply, but for the company's ownership, it was all about the right timing. "It is imperative that we make strategy a priority when building our business," says Owner/CEO Jack Lewis. "As a leader within the company, it is my responsibility to map out a future plan that will allow us to grow steadily over time while seeking new, exciting opportunities. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis has always been on our radar, but it took finding the right company to pull the trigger. (Metroplex) has a similar company culture and a family of employees that strongly mirrors our own; it was a natural fit." The Fort Worth showrooms, under the direction of new General Manager Joshua Folan, are currently open for business to both the public and restaurateurs alike. "We are working on a smooth transition in branding in the coming months," says Folan. "It's an exciting time for all of us!" Mission Restaurant Supply is the leading foodservice equipment and supply dealer in South Central Texas. The family-owned company also operates a bid contract department, an engineering design team, a custom metal fabrication shop, an e-commerce store, and four other Texas showrooms with Leasing and Service Departments in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and McAllen. For more information, visit http://www.MissionRS.com or call 210-354-0690.

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  • Press Release: A Top San Antonio Workplace

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    Mission Restaurant Supply Named a Top Workplace in San Antonio On the afternoon of October 17, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Express-News announced Mission Restaurant Supply as a recipient of their Top Workplaces program, an accolade that recognizes healthy employee morale in the workplace. October 23, 2012 (SAN ANTONIO, TX ) - Mission Restaurant Supply is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The San Antonio Express-News Top Workplaces for the third consecutive year. The annual listing of Top Workplaces is determined solely on employee feedback through surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Mission Restaurant Supply, the 2012 Dealer of the Year in the foodservice equipment and supply industry, has been supplying restaurants, the hospitality industry, and other institutions with robust kitchen equipment and supplies for almost 25 years, making a difference in the lives of people across the state and helping small businesses come to life. The company credits its growth and success to its family-driven culture, its vigorous entrepreneurial spirit, its commitment to compassion, and to always doing the right thing. "It's a tremendous honor," says the company's owner, Jack Lewis, "because this recognition arose through the kind words and genuine sentiments of the family of employees who work here. It shows the community around us that we are a happy team, that we have a good thing going here." The San Antonio Express-News published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, October 21st. For more information about the Top Workplaces list and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com. Mission Restaurant Supply is the leading foodservice equipment and supply dealer in South Central Texas. The family-owned company also operates a bid contract department, an engineering design team, a custom metal fabrication shop, an e-commerce store, and four Texas showrooms with Leasing and Service Departments in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and McAllen. For more information, visit www.MissionRS.com or call 210-354-0690.

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  • Press Release: Dealer of the Year

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    Mission Restaurant Supply Named Dealer of the Year by FE&S Magazine On the evening of May 5, 2012, at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago, FE&S Magazine presented its annual Dealer of the Year Award to Mission Restaurant Supply, a South Texas company that's heralded for harvesting a culture uniquely its own. July 13, 2012 (SAN ANTONIO, TX ) - Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) Magazine, the leading foodservice industry trade publication, recently named San Antonio-based small business Mission Restaurant Supply as the 2012 Dealer of the Year. The prestigious award, revered for recognizing leadership within the industry, was accepted by Owner & CEO Jack Lewis along with President Andy Wueste at the annual National Restaurant Association Show. Though smaller than many previous honorees, Mission Restaurant Supply credits its success and growth to the workplace culture nurtured throughout the years.  "With the help of 240 employees," said Lewis, "it has been 'The Mission Family'--or rather 'Team Mission,' as we call ourselves--that has taken the company's path upward to new and exhilarating heights." "For Team Mission," added Wueste, "the past two decades have been met with a dedication to uniquely deliver the best service, products, and experience to customers in the restaurant and foodservice industry." Mission Restaurant Supply's story began in 1988 when Jack and Liza Lewis bought Mission Party Ice, an established packaged ice business in downtown San Antonio. There were a number of obstacles in the beginning that drove the pair to diversify their business model. For example, the lag in packaged ice business during the wintertime meant they needed to find new and different ways to generate revenue year round. This eventually led to leasing and distributing ice machines and commercial refrigeration, which paved the way to becoming a full foodservice equipment and supplies dealer. Mission Restaurant Supply is the leading foodservice equipment and supply dealer in South Central Texas. The family-owned company also operates a bid contract department, an engineering design team, a custom metal fabrication shop, an e-commerce store, and four Texas showrooms with Leasing and Service Departments in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, and McAllen. For more information, visit www.MissionRS.com or call 210-354-0690.
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness

     

    For most of us, cancer has at one time or another affected someone we love or someone we know. These terrible diseases have invaded so many lives and cast dark shadows across the globe, and ultimately, it's up to us to help. September is National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, and we are happy to be able to spread the word about this particular cause. People everywhere, including some of us within the Mission Family, have grieved over the loss of loved ones with blood cancers. Uniting together this September, each and everyone of us can help spread the word that the fight for cancer continues, and there is always hope for a cure. Through your unique donation, more time and effort can be afforded to investing in resources necessary to the fight. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) has a secure, flexible donation center on their website where you can help. Why donate at LLS? "The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary cancer research agency specifically focused on finding cures and better treatments for blood cancer patients." Rest assured that you're working with the best. What's Their Mission? The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. How do I help? You can help improve the lives of people affected with blood cancers in a number of ways. 1. Donate either online {By Credit Card or Paypal}, by mail, or phone. 2. Leave a Legacy of Hope {To learn more click here.}  3. Volunteer, become a sponsor, an advocate, or participate in the next event near you! There are countless ways to help! LEARN MORE.

    Remember, your gift will help the lives of others who really need it.

    Make a difference and give back today.

  • Regency Shelving Units

    Space limitations have always been some of the biggest issues that face food service operations and commercial kitchens. Finding a way to effectively store a large variety of items and supplies given a limited amount of space is not only difficult but it's important for the overall organization of your workplace. At Mission we have always believed that Shelving Units are the answer for keeping the back of the house organized. Right now we are excited to announce the arrival of Regency Shelving Units, a new line of high quality wire shelving that is brought to you at unbeatable low prices. These NSF-approved units come in both Epoxy and Chrome depending upon your needs. Epoxy shelving is the all-purpose shelving that is suited for dry, cold, wet, and warewahsing environments. This means it will serve just as well in your refrigerator or freezer as it will for your dry goods. These shelves are made of a durable zinc-plated metal with a green epoxy coating. Chrome shelving, on the other hand, is suited solely for storing dry goods at room temperature or in heated environments. This shelving is made of a chrome-plated metal with a clear epoxy coating and can be combined with any number of shelves and accessories.  Regency Shelving Units can be used in a wide variety of applications including hospitals, restaurants, school districts, and just about any other large-scale commercial food service operation imaginable. They're also available in a wide range of dimensions and can be combined with other units so that you can create a customized storage system that meets your every need. Make sure to look at our whole selection of Regency shelving on our website and start maximizing space today!
  • Mission Has a New Website!

    Here at Mission we've been discussing a complete redesign of our website for months now.  Countless hours have been spent pitching ideas and trying to come up with the perfect design that we felt our customers could truly benefit the most from. Through phone calls and e-mails you guys have always told us what you liked and what you didn't like about our site.  And we listened! First off we wanted to make shopping with Mission a much easier experience.  We actually started implementing this idea about a month ago.  Our new search engine is geared at helping you find exactly what you are looking for.  Now once you search for an item on our site, you can narrow down to exactly what you are looking for by clicking on the "search facets" on the left side of the page.  The new search engine also learns from what everyone searches for to help fine tune each result. Our next goal was to make the site more personalized for you as well.  Our new site is designed to actually remember you as a shopper.    Now when you visit our site, it will remember what items you recently viewed and display them on the home page. It's great if you can't seem to remember what refrigerator or oven it was you were actually looking at last week. On top of remembering what you recently viewed, the site is now designed to auto suggest other items that you might find useful based on the items that you've already viewed.   So if you are only interested in catering items you will now be shown catering items, if you are only looking for items that would be great for home your recommendations would be other great items for your home, and so on.  It's your own personal shopper! One last thing that we have been busy working on is updating our product pages!   From finding and updating product images, updating and completing information from the manufactures, and keeping our prices super low. We're also updating product pages based on questions that you have asked us. You see? We are listening! These are just a few of the current things being worked on for the website.  We have lots of new ideas and features that will be updated throughout the next few months.   We are just so proud of what we have currently created so far, that we felt the need to show it off to you as well.  We hope you like what we have done and if you have any ideas or suggestions for our website feel free to e-mail them to us at info@missionrs.com. Remember, great companies are built up through customer feedback and suggestions. We want to hear from you!
  • Press Conference with Governor Rick Perry at Mission Restaurant Supply

    Governor Rick Perry comes to Mission Restaurant Supply.

    Governor

    The staff at Mission Restaurant Supply in San Antonio, Texas was very fortunate and honored to be graced with the presence of Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. The governor wanted to share his beliefs on the changing economy and education system here in Texas, and meet with the people that are going to experience the changes firsthand. His goal is to earn the trust of residents of the state of Texas and to keep in close contact with the people that will help make our future brighter. He was joined by state representative Frank Corte Jr. from District 122, who will not be running for reelection, but who will be supporting the Governor in his next campaign. Governor Perry made it clear that he will not rest until every citizen that wants a job has one. To date, Texas has one of the strongest economies in the country and it is continuing to flourish as we move into 2010. Creating more jobs in multiple fields is at the top of the priority list. The governor believes that our government does not create new jobs, but the driven entrepreneurs of our great state do. Mission Restaurant Supply and its owner, Mr. Jack Lewis, were recognized as a strong, independent entity that has continued to see substantial growth and has been able to provide a number of jobs to Texas citizens over the years. Governor Perry hopes to attract even more of the best businesses, researchers, and capital investments to Texas. Another of Governor Perry's concerns is to better our education system in a number of different ways. One of the most recent things he has done was promote the $100 million STEM Challenge Scholarship initiative. This money will help students that are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics receive the education they need to compete in the global workforce. Despite the fact that Washington D.C. continues to struggle during these hard economic times, the state of Texas will continue to prosper and be prepared for changes. While everyone else was spending more money than they had, the Texas state legislature made sure to leave more than $8 billion in a state fund that would be there in case of a rainy day. The Governor assured us that we can stay calm and in control when it comes to planning our future here. The Lewis family and the employees of Mission Restaurant Supply also want to assure the citizens of Texas and its customers that it will continue to live up to the high standards that it has adhered to for more than twenty years. Here are some more photos of the press conference:

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