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As with any other kind of business, restaurant supply stores vary in size, products offered, prices, and quality of service. To illustrate, there are small restaurant supply stores that carry only basic equipment such as refrigerators and kitchen hoods, as well as large, national restaurant supply stores that carry just about everything and anything that you could possibly want in your restaurant or cafe.

Operating an eating establishment is notoriously one of the toughest jobs in the world. That's because there are so many variables that you have to try to balance on a daily basis. From ensuring timely delivery of food and beverages to monitoring compliance with health and safety standards to dealing with personnel issues among the staff, there's always something that requires your attention.

The last thing you need is for a piece of equipment to break down to add to your worries. However, something like that is bound to happen sooner or later, and when it does, you're going to need restaurant supply stores.

No matter which kinds of restaurant supply stores you choose to do business with, anyone who has been in the food service industry for a while will tell you that it's crucial to establish a good working relationship with a couple of different suppliers. That's because many restaurant supply stores go out of their way to reward long-time customers with price breaks and preferential treatment.

In fact, it's not unheard of for restaurant supply stores to extend their best customers a generous line of credit when times are tough. That's obviously an invaluable resource to have on your side.

So when it comes time for you to choose one or two restaurant supply stores to work with, don't just pick the first one that you see in the yellow pages or in your Internet search results. The one most people have heard of is AceMart. Another popular restaurant supply store is Shoplet.com where you can order supplies online.

Take some extra time to find out a few things about the restaurant supply store's reputation and service record. Doing your homework can save you some major problems down the road. 

There are positives and negatives associated with each type of restaurant supply store, so you're going to have to choose one based on your particular needs.

For example, if you deal with a small outfit, the product selection will likely be pretty limited and you won't be able to get as much of a price break. However, you're more likely to get personalized service, immediate attention, and fast delivery and installation.

If you deal with a national chain, you'll have a wide variety of merchandise to choose from and you'll be able to score some nice discounts. But the service probably won't be the best and if you have a problem with the equipment, you might have to go through a lot of red tape to get things fixed. It's really best to go through a local mom and pop. But if that's not available, the restaurant supply stores that are more well known will do just fine.




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Bill, Craig, and Bob owned & managed the company until John Hale purchased it in 2015. He renamed the sauce "Best of Texas Barbecue Sauce and has a website under BestofTexasBBQSauce.com.

Terry Meyer is the creator & original owner of the recipe and stayed very involved with the company until 2015. Terry started making the sauce in her kitchen back in the late 70's. She took the advice of friends in the mid 90's, and has been selling her sauce ever since!

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