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How to Add an Industrial Kitchen to a Busy Bar

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As bars get busier and busier it is becoming more and more common to see food being served daily in these previously drinking only establishments. The reason for this increase in food being served is more than likely for one reason – profit. Selling food in a busy bar in addition to drinks can really put a lot of extra money in the owner’s pocket. Food is one aspect of the catering industry that has a large profit margin, with food costing little to buy on average when compared to the prices that can be charged for it. So it is little wonder that a business owner would want to add an industrial kitchen area to an already busy bar.

If they want to build a bar, they will first have to go through two initial steps:

Firstly, they will have to find a good restaurant equipment leasing company. A leasing company will supply the kitchen equipment, the supplies as well if asked, and they will also replace the machines with newer models every couple of years, and even repair the equipment should any faults develop. Of course the owner of the bar will have to enter a lease agreement with the company that they will have to pay monthly or yearly in order to get this kind of service, but it will work out cheaper at least initially and the owner will not have to deal with the complexities involved with the multitude of business equipment.

Secondly, they will have to check will the local food hygiene authority to make sure that the industrial kitchen area is up to the task. The authority will recommend steps to be taken to ensure that the new kitchen meets health and safety standards, and this will benefit the business as well.

With these two steps completed, the bar owner can move onto running their kitchen effectively.