EQUIPMENT TIP

Do your research and choose wisely.

It’s a common mistake to overcapitalise in the excitement of opening a new business. Only buy what you need and what you can afford.
Commercial equipment is not cheap so it’s important to buy the equipment that’s right for

  • The size of your kitchen
  • The number of customers you will serve
  • Your menu
  • Your budget

You need to be able to justify the expense in relation to

  • How much value it creates
  • How much time it saves
  • How much space it takes up
  • How often it is used

There are different brands and price points in every category of equipment so think about what you need from the equipment and what best suits your situation.

As the cost of electricity continues to rise, a more expensive upfront purchase – like an energy efficient dishwasher or two-door drink fridge – might save you money long term.

Make sure you have sufficient power supply to support all the equipment you’ll be using.

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