Monday, November 26, 2012

8 Supplies You Can Buy On Sale

Looking for things you can buy to avail of the $20 slashed off sale? Look no more! Here’s a list of things you can buy to make up that $200 cut off and get $20 discount.

Custom napkins on sale!

1. Napkins – every restaurant needs napkins. What food business doesn’t need something to keep their customers’ clean, right? Now, the question is – what kind of napkins do you need? Would you require custom beverage napkins? Do you need 1-ply or 2-ply napkins? The amount you’ll be spending on napkins will really depend on how many you’ll take. If you’ll be buying more than the usual amount, you can ask customer service for special discounts as well.

2. Cold cups – what restaurant will last without cups? None. Every restaurant needs something to give their customers when they ask for water or whatever kind of drink. Even food trucks need to provide cups to their customers. Will you be getting plastic cups? Or will translucent cups be sufficient?

3. Hot cups – coffee is something almost every restaurant should have. Coffee is part of almost every human being’s day. If you don’t have hot cups, you need to have something that can withstand the heat of coffee. Cold plastic cups don’t work, so hot cups are usually made of fiber, special paper or bamboo. You may need special handles as well.

4. Tableware – when serving food to your customers, what will you need? Do you need actual plates? If you happen to work for food trucks, food boxes may also work because they can be taken out of the place to eat, depending on where the customer wants to eat. You can get fiber plates, bamboo bowls or even those divided into sections for variation and easy food arrangement.

5. Straws – not everyone will drink straight out of the cup. Many of your customers will eventually look for straws to drink their beverages. You’ll need a stack of straws just in case.

6. Utensils – how can any food business work without the right utensils? Yes, you’ll need the usual set – fork, spoon, knife for your daily operations. The question is – what kind would you need? Do you need colored or plastic utensils? Or would you prefer heavy-weight utensils? Depending on your menu, you might need soup spoons and gelato spoons, as well.

7. Coffee supplies – now if you’re also serving coffee in your restaurant, you’ll also need a few coffee supplies that includes carrier trays, cup jackets, dispensers and cup organizers.

8. Paper towels – besides the things you need for your customers, you’ll also need a few supplies for your kitchen as well. Paper towels allow you to clean up your kitchen without too much of a hassle. You’ll need a roll of this if you want to keep a clean kitchen.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Sale at Cupdepot!

Is your restaurant currently preparing for Thanksgiving? Then you definitely have to participate in this week’s special sale!

Thanksgiving is a very expensive holiday. People go out to buy stuff to cook at home, they’ll look for different things to decorate their home and make the most of the holiday. However, there are also those families who have no idea how to cook so they end up in fancy restaurants instead where they can get the best meals cooked by experienced chefs. It may be less effort, but at least they’re sure that no one would get hurt or badly harmed from the wrong ingredients or trying out the wrong food.

Anyway, in occasions like Thanksgiving, restaurants have to be prepared for the rush of families. They need to have sufficient cups, plates, personalized napkins and other equipment to satisfy the need of their customers. It will be pretty expensive. But if you’re buying supplies from an affordable restaurant supplies store like Cupdepot, then you can save some money preparing for Thanksgiving.

On this special occasion, Cupdepot offers their customers something to thank them for their loyalty. With this week’s promo, customers who buy more than $200 or more can get up to $20 off their total purchase! Now, if you happen to be buying in bulk for the Thanksgiving rush, this will definitely be helpful for your budget. In order to avail this special treat, all you need to do is add “THANKS20” during check out and the amount will automatically be slashed off your total bill.

Good enough for you? We bet it is, after all, some restaurant supplies can be pretty expensive to buy during special occasions.

If you really want to make up for the Thanksgiving expenses that your restaurant will make during the day, you need to know how you can save. Besides buying cups, plates and custom beverage napkins in wholesale months before the event (which may be a little impractical for smaller restaurants), special sales from Cupdepot is your best bet to cutting back on the expenses.

If you’re buying more than $200 worth of cup bundles, napkins, straws, food containers and coffee supplies, you can even save up to $40 or more! $40 is quite a lot of money to save, especially on Thanksgiving when every other restaurant needs to stock up on supplies as well.

Don’t miss out on this special Thanksgiving sale. What are you waiting for? Head on over to Cupdepot and check out the things you might need for your restaurant. Don’t forget! In order to avail of the special discount, you need to type the words: THANKS20 into the coupon code bar to get the amount slashed off.

Monday, November 12, 2012

4 Special Events That Could Use Personalized Supplies

As an event planner, you need to know how to use your creativity to plan unique and special events. One of the best ways to make an event unique is to order inexpensive personalized cocktail napkins for use during the event. However, not every occasion requires specially printed napkins, especially because these can be quite costly.

Unless you’re planning any of these special events below, you may have to focus your creativity on other party planning ideas.

personalized custom beverage napkins

If you happen to be planning one of these events, here are some ways you can use personalized supplies to make your client’s experience unique.

1. Weddings

There’s nothing like custom beverage napkins with the bride and groom’s faces on it on a wedding day. It may be cheesy, but it’s one way to remind everyone that it’s their day. And if that’s not the print that they want, the couple can always think of other things to print on their wedding supplies. For example, they could have special quotes from their vows printed on utensils. They can have nuptial photos printed on souvenirs like cups and mugs. Because getting printed supplies for weddings is not an uncommon practice, you can even negotiate prices with the printing company for smaller weddings.

2. Debuts

On the other hand, debuts are even more grandeur, especially for high-society communities. On the day a young woman turns 18, she has to dress up pretty and perform in front of a whole audience. Other traditions allow young women to celebrate their debuts with a bunch of other celebrants. For high class events like these, elegant, printed napkins are a definite must-have. There won’t be any colorful prints or grand images, but since the event will require delicate China, it’s only fitting that the utensils are matched with high-class, event-appropriate accessories.

3. Restaurants

Have you heard of a restaurant that doesn’t have its own personalized supplies? Most restaurants that want to survive the business have to invest in its own supplies. If they haven’t started printing plates and cups, they will have to do it soon because getting people to see their logo is part of the branding process. Restaurants usually aim for customized plates, cups, utensils and even personalized napkins. Bigger restaurants and franchises need these personalized supplies for marketing and branding purposes.

4. Children’s Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are fun to plan. If you’re aiming for Disney or cartoon themes for the party, then you can definitely count on personalized supplies to keep the kids entertained. Some stores sell ready-made printed cups and plates for special occasions. But if your client wants a different kind of design, you can always get a supplier of affordable cups and plates to help you print the designs you want.

Monday, November 5, 2012

How to Attract Customers on Election

Election is coming up! Because everyone will be out on this day of election, it’s a great way to market to your customers and keep them in your restaurant. If you want to start branding your restaurant, the election is a great day to do it. So how do you attract people to your restaurant on an important day like the election?

Food to Give Out on Election

1. Give out free food – who doesn’t love free food? And on a day of democracy and at a time when the people can finally voice out who they want to lead, free food is a great way to participate and be patriotic. Of course you don’t have to give out full course meals, but small finger food is a great way to get a lot of attention to your customers. Besides, what’s a few pigs in a blanket to keep them all interested? If you have custom beverage napkins, print your restaurant’s logo and the election badge for a little marketing and patriotism.

2. Set up a huge wide screen with news on the election – everyone wants to watch the election! Even if they are there in your restaurant, keep them updated with what’s happening by setting up a huge screen with the news and results. They won’t be able to stray their eyes away from the screen. And they’ll probably end up staying longer than they originally wanted to because you have the results they need right there for them to see. As the votes go up and down for each candidate, you can enjoy watching everyone’s reaction.

3. Set up tables and booths for the electoral candidates – just to give your guests an idea about who they are voting for, set up booths and tables especially dedicated to the candidates. Post newspaper clips and articles for each of them. Set up small flags and pins for each of them in their own booth. Chances are, people will be so curious that they’ll end up stopping beside the booth once in awhile. Not only will you be influencing some people, but you’ll also give them a chance to get to know the candidates more. If you set up these booths a week before the elections, you could get more attention too.

4. Set up freedom boards – people simply like to speak up. On election day, set up a freedom board for your guests to air out their thoughts and feelings. Have a white board set up next to the screens and keep some white board pens laid out for those who want to write. Election is a day to tell everyone who you want to lead. Give everyone a chance to say what they really want to say.