Seven Top Tips for Smart Equipment Buying

April 4, 2013 No Comments

 

  1. Know your market and who you want to be in terms of food as it relates to your attraction.
  2. Define what your market will support in terms of food operations.
  3. Look for ways to leverage your location to expand food operations.
  4. Right build: Don’t over or under equip your kitchen.
  5. Consider all costs, including projected operating, maintenance and training outlays.
  6. Consult with the experts and carefully weigh options.
  7. Ask for references and talk to those who have experience with the equipment before you buy.

 

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A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

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Spectrum Sports

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California Portable Dance Floor Company

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Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

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Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

National Rock & Sculpture

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