When we heard that the average person slurps down 129 gallons of fluid per year (that's equivalent to 2,064 8oz cups of coffee), we knew that beverage equipment was more than just a want in the food service industry—they're essential! Beverages are one of the easiest ways to increase the profit margin at your restaurant. From offering mixed frozen beverages in the bar to serving up cups of hot coffee in the restaurant, as long as people are hungry, they'll be thirsty too! At Tundra Restaurant Supply we carry a variety of beverage equipment from the industry's leading manufacturers like Bunn, Grindmaster (GMCW), Waring, Hamilton Beach, Vitamix and more. With a wide selection of beverage equipment like iced tea brewers and dispensers, bar blenders and frozen drink machines, you'll find just what you need for your customers. Interested in cold beverage dispensers? Check out our buying guide to find out what you should consider before making a purchase.
Beverage Equipment Essentials
No matter what restaurant concept you are, we can almost guarantee you'll want a bar blender. Unlike your at-home variety of blender, commercial blenders are designed to take on the rigors of the foodservice industry. Don't get caught burning out a blender designed for light use—shop commercial. Versatile and essential for making frozen beverages, these blenders will pulverize ingredients in a flash. When shopping for a bar blender at your restaurant, be sure you take into account the size of the blender container (you wouldn't want to purchase something too small for your regular recipe) and consider stocking up on extra containers to better tackle the rush. Also, pay attention to horsepower, which could be helpful if you're blending all day, every day.
Coffee Makers and Brewers
There are so many ways to brew coffee, so it's up to you to decide what type of coffee maker would suit your needs best. If you're a bustling breakfast joint, chances are you'll need a heavy duty double brewer that enables you to have coffee (and decaf) brewing consistently throughout the day. Those in hospitality may invest in a coffee urn or airpot to supply guests with fresh coffee in hotel lobbies or breakfast buffets. And of course, those coffee shops who specialize in the beverage will be opting for an espresso machine and probably a few coffee grinders to hone their craft and provide customers with exceptional beverages.