Start Up: Moving Into an Existing Kitchen

On behalf of One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment, I’d like to congratulate you. You’ve finally found a suitable location for your restaurant. Not only that, but you’ve found one with an existing kitchen. That outta make things easier for you!

Maybe. More often than not startups that move into an existing brick and mortar location equipped with a kitchen need to modify it to suit their needs and menu. Modifying a kitchen can be more expensive than building a new one – there’s demolition, disposal, updating the plumbing, ventilation, fire suppression systems, etc. All of this can really take a bite outta your budget.

Before leasing an existing location, be sure to have all of the plumbing checkout, especially the sewage main. If they check out, it’s still a good idea to give the pipes a good jet cleaning.

Here are some questions to ask before a signing a lease on an existing restaurant, courtesy of One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment…

• Can you work with the layout of the kitchen. Can it accommodate your menu?

• There’s a bunch of equipment left in the kitchen…does it work? What kinda shape is it in? Find a restaurant equipment service specialist who will look over the remaining equipment for you.

• Does the existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system work? Or is it a liability?

• Do the electrical and gas systems meet building codes? There’s a chance the previous owner passed through an exemption grandfather clause, so these systems may need to be updated.

• What’s the owner charging you for all of the equipment? Is it match what the stuff is worth? If you do decide to include the equipment in the sale of the building, get it in writing that everything is in working order.

If everything is in good working order and matches your menu and concept, congrats, you’ve just saved yourself some money. Don’t ever change your concept or menu to match an existing kitchen though. It’s your concept and you should believe in it! Make the kitchen work for you!

If you do find yourself needing to dispose of the old equipment, give One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment a buzz. We’re always buying used restaurant equipment and we even prefer to buy entire kitchens. We’ll pay top dollar and even pick up the stuff ourselves!

And if you’re in need of some more used commercial restaurant equipment for your kitchen, head into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment. We’re Florida’s largest dealer of used commercial restaurant equipment and we offer everyone plenty ways to save!

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment is the only used commercial restaurant equipment dealer in the nation with its own in-house finance manager! He can get you approved no matter what condition your credit is in – no one will be turned away! Get low monthly payments around $200 to $500 on all of the used restaurant equipment you need. If you want to learn more about the One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment easy finance plan and want to download an application, go to:

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment also welcomes quick cash deals and package deals towards the entire stock of used commercial restaurant equipment. Pay in cash and you’ll save a TON of money off of our already low prices.

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment delivers to more areas of Florida absolutely free than any other dealer. We deliver absolutely free to Orlando, Jacksonville, Ocala, Gainesville, the Beaches, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Myers, Melbourne, and a ton of other locations! Call for delivery dates and details!

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment also offers free gas conversion from natural gas to liquid propane an vice versa, free custom cutting boards on used prep tables, and free custom paint jobs on anything that can be painted! We’ll supply the black, white, and silver paint, but if you want any other color just bring the paint into our warehouse and our paint wizards will take care of the rest! Let your imagination run wild!

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