Supply America understands the challenges you face when looking for new and exciting products to keep your customers returning. We understand your need for a reliable source for critical non-food supplies. We have developed long term partnerships with all of the key manufacturers who produce foodservice equipment, disposables, furniture and supplies. With over 8,000 products on hand at each of our main distribution centers, we have the variety of products available for immediate delivery to assist you in creating functions that will inspire and customize, to produce those truly once in a lifetime events. Whether you want to shop by brand or product we have a tenured team of sales representatives available to assist you, longstanding relationships with the best manufacturer’s in our industry, all partnering to support you in finding just the perfect items!
Product Categories We Offer
- Banquet & Catering Supplies
- Cleaning Products/Chemicals
- China, Flatware, Glassware
- Cooking Equipment
- Combi Ovens
- Food Preparation
- Green products
- Kitchen Supplies
- Sanitation & Maintenance
- Storage & Shelving solutions
- Tableservice Items
- And More...
Types of Business We Service
- Business & Industry
- Coffee shop & Diners
- Country Clubs
- Education & Institutional
- Event caterers
- Food Trucks
- General Contractors
- Hospitality & Resorts
- Restaurant chains & multi units
10 Valuable Tips for Foodservice Operators
Your customers value food presentation, but they may not always eat that garnish being added to their plate and it may be costing you more than you think! The dishwasher or servers in your operation can tell you what’s getting left on the plate. Consider an interesting shaped pattern, decorative china or even a smaller, more appropriately sized plate to provide the perception that nothing is missing from the plate. It’s better than tossing those potential profits in the can! We offer a wide array of china patterns that are exciting yet still provide the customer with a memorable visit to your establishment.
A common practice for some establishments is to serve soda, water, wine or beer in a slightly smaller glass that appears the same size as a larger glass. For instance, a 14oz glass with a heavier base visually appears the same size as a 16oz glass. You can save some of your costs simply by changing the glassware you’re serving products in.
Preventing accidents in your establishment can save your business time and money. Accidental on the job injuries can cost businesses a significant amount to their operation. Prevent these injuries by providing your staff with the right tools for the job. For instance, we offer stainless steel mesh gloves that prevent accidental cuts and slices to the hands.
Food contamination in your establishment can ruin your business. We offer multi-lingual food safety charts, color coded cutting boards, color coded knives and special cleaning products that reduce and/or eliminate the potential for a food borne illness to affect your customers.
Are the gaskets on your refrigerated equipment tired and worn? It may be costing you more money than you think as well as causing additional strain on your equipment, shortening its overall life. Check gaskets regularly to check for cracks or slices. If the gasket is warped it may not be sealing correctly. Move your hand around the door or drawer of your equipment and check to see if your gaskets are intact. Consider adding gasket review to your maintenance schedule.
Keep the cold in and keep your food products safe. Strip curtains are a very inexpensive way of keeping the cold inside your walk in. Plastic strip curtains will reduce cold loss by 60-80%. If a strip curtain is too cumbersome, consider an air door. These also work great at the back door of your operation as well. Strip doors help increase compressor life, decrease energy cost and reduce frost build-up. Typically, they pay for themselves in as little as 3 months.
Moving the food off of your prep line, cook line and food prep areas to the walk in each night can allow you the opportunity to shut down your refrigerated equipment to reduce your overall energy expenditures significantly. It also allows an operation to focus on maintaining equipment and keeping equipment cleaned and detailed. Consider how moving your food to the walk in each night could potentially help save your business money. Certain equipment like Randell’s 8268NPCB Refrigerated Prep Table allows the operator to shut off power to the refrigerated rail so product can be relocated to the bottom of the unit, allowing you to save energy costs.
Are you running short of storage space and struggling to find more? Optimizing your shelf storage space is one way to combat the problem. We offer shelves that are easy to adjust making it easy to update or change a configuration without having to disassemble the entire shelf assembly. Also, consider adding taller shelves to your storage space or shelving that operates on a track system and allows you to store more products in a limited space. Light, bulky products like cups, lids and straws can be stored overhead easily. Ask us about a free assessment to see how you may be able to gain more storage space in your kitchen.
Are you using the same liner for the Slim Jim trash container as the 32 gallon container? You’re likely wasting money doing this. Selecting the appropriate trash can liner for the job will save you money over the long haul.
Are you slicing and dicing by hand? Consider purchasing a food processor. They make food preparation a far simpler process saving you labor dollars. You’ll also benefit from potential injuries in the kitchen and you’ll be creating a consistent food product that customers come to know and expect. There are a number of different sizes and options available that make food processing easy. If you need help selecting the right food processor for your operation, give us a call!