Buying anything in bulk typically helps save money, but it can be especially beneficial for restaurant owners. Food makes up a significant portion of costs, so being able to buy it at reasonable prices can help restaurants stay on budget. Many owners have found vendors will often give them discounts for buying larger amounts of kitchen supplies as well. When you buy in bulk, it also saves you time, because you won’t have to run out to get supplies as often. The following are just some of the benefits that your restaurant can enjoy from buying in bulk.
Ordering food in bulk
You can set up a food delivery service to the have bulk-order items you need to be brought to your restaurant. This method of ordering saves you money and time by reducing the time it would take for you to go out to get everything yourself. You are able to order all food items you use regularly at discounted prices to maintain a daily supply of products. You can open an account with a broadliner or food service business to expedite this service.
Before ordering your supplies, you will need to know the potential volume of items you’ll use most often. You will only want to order what you can use before it goes bad. Ordering the right amounts of the most used items is essential, because if products go bad, you don’t save money. It may take some trial and error to get correct ordering amounts determined, but this is an important step.
Where to buy bulk food for your restaurant
You can find many food choices on the web, where there are directories of food and beverage suppliers. You can also find wholesalers in your area and lists of major food manufacturers that sell exactly what you need. There are smaller companies that sell special and unique products that you may serve on your menus, as well as local food distributors. Local markets can include farmer’s markets or green markets that may have large quantities that will work for your business.
Ordering restaurant equipment and kitchen supplies in bulk
Saving money by buying in bulk can also be done when you purchase equipment and supplies for your restaurant. You will most likely need large amounts of items like cups, silverware, plates, trays, napkins, straws, salt and pepper dispensers, and other supplies. If you have already purchased large equipment like freezers and tables, consider asking your supplier about smaller items.
Buying these items alongside your equipment means you will get them from one, reliable place. It may also present you with the opportunity to find a permanent supplier for your restaurant supplies. When you order your supplies, ask about setting up regular delivery or pickup for items you often have to replace. It may also be good to assess your supply needs whenever you have scheduled equipment maintenance to stay organized and efficient.
Get high-quality restaurant equipment and kitchen supplies
When choosing your bar and kitchen equipment, remember that there is no one size fits all solution. It is necessary to choose the right equipment to fit your establishment’s unique needs. Golden Light Equipment Company can help you choose the right equipment for your restaurant or bar. Our experts can also help you maintain your equipment and help you find the best bulk supplies. Give us a call today at (806) 373-4277 or Contact Us by email to learn more about our Products and Services. You can stop by in person at 1010 SW 6th Ave in Amarillo, Texas to see our warehouse.