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Common questions before and after you purchase your restaurant equipment and supplies.

  • Bar Supplies for Cleaning

    While they may never be ordered by a customer, of all the bar supplies you may get for your business, cleaning materials may be the most important. People notice the cleanliness of an eating space before they order, and the quality of the floors and tables often determine whether or not they return. No owner will contend, then, that air fresheners and paper towels may be neglected during stock and inventory, but deciding the types and amounts to buy can be complicated.  Storerooms have a very limited space, and managers must often deliberate what bulk materials and ingredients should be kept on hand. Food, drinks, and dinnerware should always fill the most shelves and floor area, but none of those materials will matter in a filthy business. Cleaning supplies have to occupy storage space as well, but when even brooms come in a dozen varieties, extensive purchases can fill the largest of areas. When taking inventory, it's important to know how much and how frequently a material is used. Dust mops need to be replaced regularly, but depending on the floor space, they can remain usable for a month, which would make keeping a dozen extras on hand excessive. Similarly, certain upholstery like leather requires special towelettes for upkeep, but these will be needed less than window cleaners and sanitation tablets; these can be purchased and stored as needed. The biggest danger in encountering so many specialty products is to buy one of everything, just to be prepared. This might be a wise tactic for a maid service industry but rarely a restaurant. The key to these products is the modifier "specialty," and for most general businesses, one generic brand or tool will suffice in functionality. Cleaning supplies and storage of them should be a priority, but careful, tactical purchases will ensure that many more of the true products of a business may be kept stocked and available. Shop for all your Janitorial Supplies at Mission Restaurant Supply! Need Disposable Janitorial Supplies? We've got it too!
  • How To Throw a Memorial Day BBQ + Facebook Giveaway!

    Memorial Day Weekend marks the beginning of summer and what better way to celebrate the season than with a big outdoor BBQ? We have a few ideas for throwing an event of this nature including how you can continually please your guests and customers {while making life a little easier on yourself in the process.} Throwing a proper BBQ begins with having all the right tools to facilitate the Grill. We have a big selection of grilling tools from big, heavy duty equipment and Lodge cast iron skillets to all the small necessities in between, like scrapers, basting brushes, aprons, tongs, tenderizers and tool sets. Have you seen our Memorial Day Facebook Giveaway? The 3 piece Outset BBQ tool set (shown; right) is one of our best-sellers and perfect for all your grilling needs. Winners announced May 27! One of the negatives that come with grilling food for a crowd of people is the mess that's made in the process.  Make life a little easier on yourself by using Disposables and loading up on trash bags, paper napkins, and plates and utensils that you can simply throw away. Another way that hosting a BBQ can become instantly easier for you is by letting some of the cookware do the work. That's where we come in. Whether you're making potatoes, macaroni and cheese, or serving healthy sides like green beans or broccoli, keep your dishes warm and ready to serve the whole event long with our Chafing Dishes. We've got a big variety for you to choose from, starting with basic economy lines to ornate silver and copper plated selections. We even have the Chafing Fuel that'll keep the food hot and your guests happy. Want to add a little Patriotic flare to your venue? It is Memorial Day after all! We've got custom-made Tablecloths and linen napkins in solid red, white, and blue, and we even have patriotic prints to choose from as well. Add a pop of color and commemorate the Holiday by turning to the details... Add a little heat to the party by serving up something unexpected. Our Jalapeno Grillers never cease to please when they're used for serving up delicious stuffed peppers. We even have a Jalapeno corer that'll de-seed the peppers and get them ready for stuffing! Whether you're catering a party or simply cooking out in your back yard our new Tiki Torches add a lot of pizzazz to the venue and the overall ambiance. Check out our different styles here. Need some assistance? We can help out! Call us at 1-800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com

    Happy Summer!

  • Using Disposable Dinnerware

    For street vendors and pizzerias, disposable dishware is a basic staple, but how much should other restaurants invest in the materials? From placemats to food pans, nearly every utensil or baking supply is available in a disposable form, which sometimes is more practical than a more permanent piece. Knowing which version is more economically and personally advantageous to a business is an individual decision that changes for everyone. A few tips, though, can help determine when and how an owner should supply disposable products.  1. Carry out: Even if a restaurant has a dining area that most customers use, certain products like drinks and large meals are not often finished in one sitting. Providing a to-go container in addition to a ceramic plate or hard tray requires a disposable product and a dishwasher. Observing and documenting eating habits for just one week can provide a clear picture on whether or not such double-provisions are the average. If so, switching entirely to disposable containers can save both time and money. 2. Environmental impact: Many restaurants now are able to market themselves as environmentally-conscious, which can appeal to both customers' interest and personal business integrity. Styrofoam containers are less expensive but notoriously slow to decay into the earth, and providing them may deter customers with green convictions. Foam will always be a staple of restaurant supplies, but the additional cost of biodegradable containers may be worth retaining certain clientele. This will mostly be determined by your location and your target market (for example, a greasy burger joint versus an organic vegetarian restaurant). 3. Trash monitoring: Not all customers read "Do not discard _____" signs, and a lot of silverware and trays can escape from your business by means of the garbage can. Watch what goes into your trash. If too many plates, baskets, and spoons are being tossed anyway, switching entirely to disposable dinnerware may be wise.

    Shop Disposables at Mission Restaurant Supply!

  • Plumbing Restaurant Equipment

    Almost every business has plumbing, but during renovations and maintenance, it can be one of the most important but neglected realms of restaurant equipment. A faucet seems ageless, a grease trap eternal, but proper upkeep and testing of these plumbing supplies and fixtures is essential to maintaining the sources and uses of water--the lifeblood of any restaurant.                                     Especially in colder regions, winter power outages can drop the temperature of buildings below freezing, putting even the pipes on stainless steel utility sinks at risk to burst. A small drop in water pressure can render any rinse unit completely useless. General wear and calcium buildup also ages and corrodes faucets and the cogs in large utility dishwashers. Every restaurant, café, or deli depends heavily on cleanliness, both for health codes and practicality: a malfunctioning sink can cripple an eatery by stockpiling dirty dishes, and without any source of water, cooking and brewing become impossible in a matter of minutes. The key safeguard against such a paralyzed business is simple servicing to test the proper functioning of plumbing equipment. Old water filters and disposals in particular have a high likelihood of sudden breakdown, so an investment in more modern machines might be a wise one. Otherwise, keeping spare parts like spindles and replacement valves on hand can be an inexpensive prevention technique. But the most important action is simply not to ignore plumbing. Refrigerators and ranges may be used more consciously, but the fixtures supplying water are indispensable to an operative business. Shop all plumbing supplies and equipment at Mission Restaurant Supply!
  • The Endura Grease Interceptor

     

    The foodservice industry has long been faced with the issue of grease management, and more generally, how to properly manage waste in commercial establishments and applications. Finding a way to combat this problem has been an ongoing struggle for years. That's why we are excited to offer a valid solution to the problem at hand:: The Endura Grease Interceptor. "Designed and injection molded in high performance thermoplastic, the Endura Grease Interceptor provides food service professionals with a proven, reliable and cost effective means of managing the grease produced in their establishments before it can cause an often expensive and very unpleasant problem."  At just 1/3 of the weight of a metal grease interceptor, the Endura thermoplastic grease interceptor is easy to transport, install, and clean, due in large part to its light weight nature. Though these interceptors are light weight, they are built with a heavy duty durability, complete with seamless construction that prohibits leaking. It's also perfectly suitable for the most extreme commercial circumstances. How so? The Endura Grease Interceptor is able to operate continuously at temperatures of 220 degrees F while supporting roughly 440 lbs of load. We have 3 different sizes to choose from: 20 GPM with 70 lbs Grease Capacity, 35 GPM with 115 lbs Grease Capacity, and 50 GPM with a 122 lbs Grease Capacity, all of which have a 440 lbs surface load capacity. Best yet, it's easy to clean with its Quick-Connect latching system that allows for easy access and entry, contrary to the traditional bolted lid that you find on other models. *These units can be installed on the floor, semi-recessed, or fully-recessed in the floor. They also have versatile connections allowing for easy use with existing plumbing systems.* One of the qualities that makes the Endura Grease Interceptor stand out is the unique, Patented Baffle System. The interior baffle was constructed to slow the flow of grease and to maximize the efficiency of grease separation- between 93% and 97% (PRI test certification)! It has an award winning Flow Control Device (FCD) that's a crucial part of the Endura design, and its cleanout lid allows for easy access in the event of blockage. Another quality that makes the Endura Interceptor a popular favorite is the airtight seal made up of silicone foam that keeps offensive odors from escaping and spreading throughout the workplace. If you aren't convinced already that the Endura is the answer to all your grease management problems, consider the incredible warranty offer that's available with its purchase. Endura provides a 10 year warranty period that guarantees your Endura won't rust, warp or peel. We think the innovative design and strength of Endura makes it a great option for the food service industry. Have questions? Call us toll free at 800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com .
  • Mother's Day Gift Guide

    We're just under a week away from Mother's Day and it's not too late to get a last minute gift! Whether your mom likes to cook or if she simply likes to collect kitchen accessories, we have a range of gift ideas in this quick, last minute gift guide: FOOD PREP KITCHEN GADGETS Food prep has never been easier with these great Joseph and Joseph "Slice & Store" cutting boards. Simply use the cutting board and store your knife on the side when finished. We have a range of colors from pink to green and charcoal gray. A slight variation of the aforementioned cutting boards are our "Chop to Pot" boards which have flexible hinges that make moving  diced food straight to the pot an easy ordeal. Simply squeeze the handle and transport. These innovative cutting boards are available in orange, blue, pink, green, red, and black and they are Dishwasher safe. BAR SETS Keeping your bar supplies consistently well stocked-whether at home or in a commercial setting- is  something that we all know is hard to do. From glassware to bar gadgets there's always updating to be done. Our popular Home and Professional 6-Piece Bar Set allows you to stock up on all the essentials in no time. Not to mention it makes a GREAT gift for the cocktail aficionado in your life. BREAKFAST MADE EASY Breakfast has never looked so good thanks to our best-selling Texas- Shaped Waffle Maker. This durable waffle maker is easy to use and makes delicious waffles time and time again.   QUALITY FIRST Let's face it- our mothers deserve only the best in life so that's why we have a full page on our website with "Only the Best" products on the market. From heavy duty silver serving utensils to fine glassware, we've got a great selection of mother's day- worthy gifts. ENTERTAINING GURU If your mother is an avid entertainer we know just the thing for her: Proteak! This line has gorgeous wood products from teak cutting boards to butcher blocks, both of which make the perfect display for antipasti and appetizers such as meats and cheeses. Available in a number of shapes and sizes, each board is unique and has its own grain and distinct aesthetic. Another staple for the entertaining enthusiast is the chafing dish. We have a vast, new selection of high-end chafing dishes, some in silver plate and others in copper, that will jazz up your event in no time. Not to mention these high quality chafers would make for the perfect gift!

     

     

    You can also check out our "Gifts for Her" page!

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  • Restaurant Inspections

    Getting a restaurant up and running is no easy task. Add to that the pressure of having a food service health inspector come to your facility unannounced to make sure that health codes are being adhered to. After all, it only takes one bad exam to risk your restaurant's credibility and reputation, so the best approach is to always practice good food safety and to be ready all the time.  This visitation is an important part of making sure restaurants are abiding by strict health codes and ultimately delivering the safest possible dining experience to their customers. However, as times change, so do the rules and regulations that coincide with Restaurant Inspections, so it's a good idea to review them regularly and to read up on your local health code specifications.  At Mission we care about you and the overall well being of your business, and we are here to provide important tips and useful products that will keep your kitchen clean, sanitary, and ready for its next Inspection. HAND SANITATION It is no secret that germs spread like wildfire and one of the easiest ways to transmit them to your customer's food is by your own hands {pretty gross, we know...} That's why we have a selection of soap dispensers, hand dryers, and other sanitary necessities that will keep your kitchen/workplace clean and your customers from being sick. Make sure that your employees are constantly washing hands, including in between glove changes, and particularly after handling raw meat, and that they are doing so in a hand sink- not a prep sink. Inspectors also look at how clean work surfaces are and what actions are taken to avoid harmful cross-contamination. Keeping worktops clean and coordinating different surfaces for raw and ready to eat foods are just a few examples. Our color-coordinated San Jamar cutting boards make prepping different foods a safe process that reduces the chance of cross-contamination.  STORAGE TEMPERATURE One of the most important things to remember when running a kitchen is to keep food stored at the proper, safe temperature, generally at 41 degrees or below. If food is exposed to "The Danger Zone," that is between 40 and 140 degrees, it is subject to bacteria infestation. Monitoring the food temperature regularly {every shift, etc.} helps ensure adequate food safety. Furthermore,  refrigerators should not be overloaded with product as this restricts the proper amount of airflow that is necessary to keep your food at the right temperatures and out of the Danger Zone. All of these practices help ensure that food is safe from harmful bacteria, risk free, and ready to serve to the customer. If food has been exposed to offset temperatures in your cooler, make sure to throw them out immediately. Many health inspectors look at cooler thermometers to ensure they are placed in an easily read area when the doors are opened. It's generally a good idea to randomly sample the internal temperature of stored food by using our probe thermometers.  We have a big selection of commercial refrigeration equipment along with a variety of thermometers that will ensure that stored food is properly cooled and safe from harm's way. FOOD SEPARATION One of the first things health inspectors look at is how food is organized from the moment of delivery, then stored, and finally prepared in the back of the house. Making sure that raw foods are separated from ready to eat foods and kept refrigerated will help you keep a passing health inspection score. With the use of barriers such as food storage containers and refrigeration shelving, food can be properly organized and kept free from harmful cross-contamination in the cooler. If you have limited space and can't store separately, make sure that cooked or ready to eat food is stored a shelf above raw meat, poultry, and fish, so as to prevent drippage and cross contamination of the raw meat to other food products. Labeling food with the package's contents, date of delivery, and use-by date is another thing that inspectors like to see as it shows that the establishment is monitoring the amount of stored food along with when items should be rotated. Remembering cleanliness and  good food safety and sanitation practices in your kitchen will without a doubt help to ensure a great report, year after year. Want to read more?
  • Food/Beverage Display Cases

    We've all been there: You're paying the bill at the convenience store, bakery, deli... and you see that case full of cold beverages or freshly baked goods and the temptation settles in. Needless to say, a couple of last minute items are added to the bill... Whatever foodservice operation you may manage, food and beverage display cases are a great way to boost sales and add to your bottom line. There's a big advantage when you can display products to your customer in an optimal fashion and lure them in for that last minute purchase. Restaurants thrive off of this kind of selling point and that's why we have a big selection of commercial-grade display cases for you to choose from. First question is what are you selling? Baked goods? Sanwiches? Fish and Poultry? Red Meat? Cold drinks? We have Refrigerated cases and Heated displays to keep all of your products at the proper stored temperature. FOR THE DELI Depending on your traffic and how many meats, cheeses, and other delicatessen goods you are trying to display, our single and double duty refrigerated deli cases will suit your every need. Double Duty cases have the advantage of two refrigerated compartments- one for display and one for bulk storage- whereas the Single Duty has only one refrigerated compartment. Shop Deli Cases Features of our True Mfg Single & Double Duty Deli Cases:
    • Gravity coil refrigeration system provides high humidity environment for optimal preservation of meats and deli products.
    • "Low-E", double pane thermal glass front display and self-closing rear doors provide maximum insulation for greater efficiency and energy savings.
    • NSF-7 certified to hold open food product
    FISH/POULTRY/RED MEAT Convenient stores, butcher shops, and delis can all benefit from our selection of merchandisers that attractively display fish, poultry, and red meat. We also have Refrigerated Sushi Display Cases!! FOR THE BAKERY Every bakery needs a display case or two that will showcase the day's selection of baked goods. Whether you have pies or cakes that need to stay refrigerated, or muffins and pastries that can sit in a dry environment, we have a number of different refrigerated and dry displays for you to choose from, all of which will help keep your products fresh. If you own a bakery or an operation that is displaying foods at different temperatures, our Dual Zone Cases might be the best choice for you. Half refrigerated half dry, this unit makes storing a wide range of products an easy task. Looking for a Refrigerated Bakery Display Case? Looking for a Dry Non-Refrigerated Bakery Display Case? HOT FOOD:  If your operation is selling hot menu items, Mission can help you find what you need. We have a big selection of heated display cases: Our units range from countertop merchandisers, hot food bars, heated pass thru units, and tiered displays that have a range of properties and variations. Whether it be temperature  controls and humidity baffles to keep food from drying out, interior incandescent lights to boost the product's appeal, NSF- listings, double-walled stainless steel construction for added durability, or adjustable shelves that can be angled or laid flat to display food in a different way, we have something for everyone here at Mission Restaurant Supply. Looking for Heated Displays? COLD DRINKS At Mission we are proud to stock an extensive collection of refrigeration equipment. We have everything from glass door merchandisers to convenience store coolers and open displays with vertical air curtains to stock your operation's cold beverages... Looking for Refrigeration? If we can help answer any questions or help you find what you're looking for, call us today at 1-800-319-0690 or you can email us at order@missionrs.com!
  • Commercial Bakeware

    The popularity and high demand for baked goods plays a prominent role in the foodservice industry. One of the most important things to remember for bakery owners, caterers, and restaurateurs is the importance of investing in quality products. Have you seen our Baking Supplies Page? We have a wide range of commercial baking equipment and supplies suitable for even the most demanding foodservice accommodations. Baking Supplies- We've got it! Mission is your one-stop shop for all your commercial baking needs. We have a wide array of supplies ranging from pastry cutters, stainless steel mixing bowls, sieves, sifters, pie markers, pastry brushes, cake stands, displays, professional chef torches, servers, and batter bowls. Undeniably, one of the top bakeware necessities is the commercial baking pan. We've got tons of options at affordable, low prices, from sheet pans, cake pans, pie pans, muffin pans, bake pans, and bundt cake pans to name a few. Decorating Supplies: Mastering the Art Cake Decorating is an art that requires immense expertise. Professionals in this sector of the baking industry rely on the best tools to get their job done to perfection. Our industry-praised Ateco decorating supplies are easy to use and have a quality performance. Products range from pastry bags, tips, and decorating tube sets which come packed in different combination, including 12, 29, and 55 pieces. Accuracy is Key Even the most seasoned bakers {and chefs for that matter} recognize the importance of Measurers and accuracy on a consistent basis. That's why we've always had a big selection of measuring spoons and cups at low prices. Particularly in a commercial setting where large quantities of product are being made, measurers become very helpful in monitoring cost and making sure that portions are accurate. This precision and careful monitoring can ultimately save you money. Our guide on standard weight and measurement conversions can also help to keep cost down! Equipment Restaurant equipment is no doubt a big investment, but you can expect high quality manufacturing and excellence in design with our trusted manufacturers and varieties. We have a large selection of commercial baking equipment from heavy duty Bake Ovens to Food Mixers {Countertop, Floor, and Hand mixers}, all of which help to minimize labor costs while maximizing production levels. Call us today at 1-800-319-0690 and we will help you find the right options for your individual business needs.
  • Amana Commercial Microwaves

    Mission Restaurant Supply is excited to announce a new American brand to our website: Amana Commercial (ACP, Inc.)! As the leading manufacturer of commercial microwave ovens, Amana® has been applying microwave technology for use in the commercial food industry for over thirty years. Recognized as "best in class," this pioneering company offers superior service support and quality control to supplement their leading  product lines. There are many reasons why microwave ovens have such appeal in this industry. First off, they help restaurants maintain exciting and servable menus by speeding up performance while sustaining safety and reliability. Amana features products that can cook up to 15 times faster than a standard oven. That's like cooking frozen food in just over a minute versus over twenty minutes with conventional methods! Furthermore, Amana microwaves combine up to three cooking energies to deliver hot, crisp, and delicious food in minutes.

    Want to know how to turn your restaurant into a success? Rely on watts do the work!

    "Higher Wattage = Greater Throughput!

    Greater Throughput = Increase Sales!

    Increased Sales - More Profit!"

    It's true that higher watt ovens are at the top of the price list, but that's why Mission features Amana's full line of commercial microwaves. Every customer can easily balance their business needs and budget with these great products. Not convinced yet? Here are a slew of additional reasons why you should include Amana microwave ovens in your commercial kitchen:
    • At least a 3 year warranty on every machine.
    • Access to ACP's Culinary Support as well as 24/7/365 ComServ Support.
    • Each unit meets requirements of commercial insurance policies and health inspectors.
    • No increased HVAC means easy installation. No hood necessary!
    • Save money while cooking green. Faster heat times mean lower power consumption leading to decreased energy costs.
    • All units are made of durable stainless steel to withstand use in a commercial environment.
    • Each unit has a compact footprint to fit in any kitchen with many kit-less stacking options.
    • Fast, consistent, and versatile cooking with programmable menu settings (up to 360 on some units)!Check out our Commercial Microwaves here! Let us know how we can serve you: Call us today at 1-800-319-0690 or email us at order@missionrs.com

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