• Essential Concession Supplies

    When you own and operate a concession food stand, you are limited as to the type of concession supplies you can invest in. Concession stand equipment is a must to guarantee profits and productivity. Concession food establishments can be a profitable entrepreneurial endeavor if you know what concession supplies to invest in. With the right supplies and the right drive you can turn your small part-time venture into a full-time business investment. If you are dedicated to providing food on-the-go to your community, purchase the following equipment and make your food service stand a hit. Hot dog stands are the most popular type of food stand in existence. With a very small investment you can purchase a quality hot dog machine and all of the trimmings you need to sell the ultimate dog. Machines come in several different types and sizes. Newcomers to concession stands can invest in a smaller JR model and upgrade to the larger capacity rollers once they have made a profit. Commercial popcorn machines are another wise investment for concession stand owners. Large batches of popcorn can be made in a quick amount of time with unlimited profit potential. Kettles are available in 4-ounce and 8-ounce models depending on your need and your output. With popcorn concession supplies you can bring the movie theater to your local corner. If you are changing your menu for the hot summer season consider a snow cone machine. Aside from the machine itself, snow cones require a very small investment. Choose between Hawaiian ice shavers and block shavers and prepare yourself for the frenzy. The profit potential that comes from the investment is well worth the out-of-pocket cost. If you are selling hot dogs and popcorn, your stand will not be complete without cold beverages. Refrigerated beverage machines and dispensers are a must if you want to offer delicious drinks out of the can. These machines come with single bowl dispensers or multiple dispensers depending on your menu. With the right concession supplies and equipment you can increase your efficiency and your profits. Choose the highest quality equipment and make your concession stand valuable to your corner or station. Shop here for all of your Concession equipment and supplies at Mission Restaurant Supply!
  • Benefits of Using Professional Pizza Supplies

    Making great-tasting food starts with having the right baking supplies within reach. Many people choose to order out instead of making a fresh homemade pizza pie, because often novice bakers are using the wrong tools and get bad results. Having a takeout night at home is one way to control the ingredients and save money. Here are some tips on which professional pizza supplies to order.                       1. Baking in the wrong screen or pan can ruin the final product. Use pizza pans to cook the dough evenly on all sides. Unevenly-cooked dough may be burned on the outside, and perfect on the interior. Avoid these problems by using a pizza screen when making flat crust recipes. There are pans of varying thicknesses to produce a thicker crust. Extra space may be needed when cooking deep dish, stuffed crust, or recipes that call for multiple toppings. 2. Avoid burns to the forearm and hands by using pizza peels. The elongated handle helps to move flatbread pies and those cooked in pans easily in and out of the oven. The peels come in several lengths to ensure all parts of the oven can be reached safely. 3. Sharing with others is hard to do with when using inferior cutting tools. Using a regular knife to cut pizza tears off the cheese and generally makes a mess of your fresh-baked pie. Rolling pizza cutters create clean, even slices on the first pass through. Neat slices are important when entertaining at home. 4. Pizza shakers are the best way to put red pepper flakes, herbs, or parmesan cheese on the finished product. These should be on the table or within quick reach to personalize each slice.   Take care when ordering quality supplies. The only way to get restaurant quality results at home is to use the same tools professionals use. However, restaurant-quality doesn't mean restaurant pricing! These simple pizza supplies like pizza cutters start from just $3.15! Use these tips to make better home-cooked meals.

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  • Restaurant Furniture

    When you are in the process of opening your first fine-dining restaurant, you want to get the best of everything. While you want to create an inviting and beautifully decorated environment for your customers it is still important to think about the future. Investing in durable, practical, and affordable restaurant furniture and furnishing accessories is a must. When you begin to browse through inventories of various pieces of shiny new furniture, you may feel like a kid in a candy store. Take the practical approach to furnishing your restaurant and invest in quality pieces that'll create the perfect ambiance for dining. When it comes to seating you have a multitude of options. While bar-themed restaurants may prefer restaurant stools fine dining establishments may prefer restaurant booths and high-backed chairs. Seating applications come in a variety of different styles, from traditional to modern-contemporary. Stick with your ultimate theme and choose cohesive seating options that are comfortable for patrons and affordable for your budget. Restaurant table tops are another important consideration that cannot be overlooked. Table tops and bases must create a spacious surface for diners to eat and enjoy their experience at your establishment. Always consider the finishing of the table and how it can withstand everyday wear and tear. With varying sizes, finishes, and reversible applications you can choose the best line of table tops for your restaurant. The key to designing an inviting dining space is choosing restaurant furniture that is cohesive and complimentary. With a variety of different furnishings to choose from, you can find each and every application you need to put together a wonderful dining establishment. Set a realistic budget, catalog exactly what you need for opening day, and prepare for entrepreneurial success. Shop all Restaurant Furniture at Mission Restaurant Supply! Can't find what you're looking for on our site? Give us a call at 1-800-319-0690 and let a sales representative help!
  • Commercial Baking Supplies

    Customers only encounter the smallest fraction of a bakery's floor space, but even with an expansive room of ovens and preparatory tables, storage can be cramped and scarce. With ingredients kept in bulk, counters, shelves, and enough reserved room for actual baking, it may seem there's nowhere to keep commercial baking supplies. While different systems work for different businesses, these four hints can optimize using the space that never seems to be enough.  1. Priority Shelving: Sugar, flour, salt, oil, eggs--some ingredients are so essential to baking that hundreds of pounds must be kept on hand. It's unavoidable but needn't deplete every shelf and walkway. Ordering your shelves by immediate use allows the bulk, less-used supplies to fill the inconvenient top shelves, preserving the lower shelves for daily needs.  2. Stackable Pans: Except in the early morning baking, most pans sit unused throughout the day. Manufacturers create most of their products to stack easily into each other, but a further system can be developed that condenses even bread pans and cookie trays together. Strategizing and puzzling the pieces together, and sharing this order with coworkers, can fully compact the dozens or hundreds of cluttered pans.  3. Orderly Drawers: Almost any baker will store utensils, brushes, and decorating tools in drawers, but in the rush of production, pieces get misplaced and cramped spaces jam. Using dividers and a memorable arrangement can prevent this and allow most tools to remain out of the way but always readily available.  4. Unused Ovens: For almost every bakery, multiple ovens must be used to produce enough breads and pastries by opening time, but many soon lie dormant for the rest of the day. Storing the same unused pans in one or more of these ovens can create ample counter and shelf space for other commercial baking supplies.

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    Need some suggestions on how you can better save space at your bakery kitchen?  Call us at 1-800-319-0690 or shoot us an email order@missionrs.com We're here to help!
  • Food Slicers

    Because food slicers require relatively little exertion or dexterity, using a third-party vendor to prepare meat and cheeses can be needlessly costly. Food slicers start at just $90, with top-of-the-line models in the three thousand dollar range. But with the added expenses charged by third-party delis, with any regular use, the machines can quickly pay for themselves.  Most restaurants that specialize in sandwiches purchase and use food slicers as a staple piece of equipment, but even small cafés can economically invest in one. Meats and cheeses purchased in large, bulk blocks cost immensely less than prepared cold cuts, and by lowering an ingredient's budget so significantly, your profit margin will expand as well. Though it might be used less, perhaps only weekly, slicers are durable machines, so that over the period of months they will incrementally lower expenses while remaining in near-mint condition. Over years, their increase to a small business's profits can be immense.

    The operation of food slicers, too, requires little to no specialization. With a little practice, any and every employee can work them, and without excessive liability. Additional blades in the workplace may seem to be magnified risk, but modern slicers have a minimally exposed area of danger; any injuries would almost need to be intentional. No one manager would then need to operate the slicer. Every employee could quickly learn the machine during general training demos, increasing the self-sufficiency of a business without a dramatic increase to its workers' responsibilities.

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  • Watermelon & Serrano Chili Salad

    Memorial Day is this weekend and what better way to turn up the heat than by grilling? Well, we'll tell you. We've found the perfect side dish to your meat or fish entree that is equally refreshing as it is spicy and flavorful. {Not to mention its main ingredient captures the very essence of summer.} This Watermelon and Serrano Chili Salad is juicy and sweet with a nice kick of heat, and it's sure to get things fired up for your Memorial Day Weekend. Ingredients: 1/2 Watermelon (6-7 cups) 2 serrano chili peppers 1.5 tsp lime zest 1.5 freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tbsp rice vinegar 2 green onions handful mint (1/3 cup chopped) small handful cilantro (1/4 cup chopped) salt and pepper to taste What You'll Need: Mixing Bowl & Whisk  Knives & Cutting Board Juicer {for extracting lime juice} Measurers Zester What You Do: 1. Cut chilis in half and scoop out the seeds and membranes 2. Finely chop the chilis until minced 3. In a small bowl, zest and juice the limes, and add the rice vinegar. 4. Add the de-seeded chilis to the bowl and season with salt and pepper { You can be generous with the salt because you'll be seasoning the watermelons as well, not just the dressing.} 5. Whisk the dressing together, cover, and let sit in the refrigerator so the peppers can marinate. 6. Cut green and white rind off the watermelon and then cut the watermelon into 1 inch cubes. 7. Chop up the mint and cilantro, waiting to add it until right before the dish is served {Otherwise, it will wilt...} 8. In a mixing bowl, add the dressing over the watermelon and add chopped mint leaves and cilantro to the top. Salt and Pepper if needed. 9. Mix gently and serve immediately. Enjoy! We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend- be safe! Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Choosy Beggars
  • 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.

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  • 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!

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