Restaurant Supplies and Equipment News

1505, 2017

Best Kitchen Equipment & Restaurant Consulting Service

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Restaurants|

Opening a new restaurant can be overwhelming. We want to help you succeed.

So you’ve decided to follow your dream of opening a restaurant? You have decided on a food concept and serving style, prepared a business plan and secured the funds, maybe even found the perfect location and can’t wait to start serving delicious meals and welcome customers with your exceptional service. But hold your excitement for a moment. There is still a long way and many decisions in front of you.

If you are a first time restaurateur, before you get to amaze your customers with gastronomical master-pieces, you need to stock up your kitchen. Every kitchen needs cooking equipment, refrigeration equipment, food preparation equipment, and specific equipment based on the business type. At Lauro Restaurant Equipment we have had plenty of experience with helping newcomers to the foodservice industry set up their own restaurant. Here are just few ideas of what you need:

Need help with setting up your commercial kitchen?

Call our restaurant equipment professionals for expert consulting.

There is a different kitchen equipment set for fast-food restaurants, pizza place, steak house, sushi bar, small family restaurant or a coffee shop. It is up to you to set up the most efficient restaurant kitchen in accordance to your restaurant needs. Designing a restaurant kitchen requires you to answer many questions:

  • Which commercial kitchen units are necessary for your business?
  • What is the best kitchen setup to minimize the movement of kitchen staff while they working and make it more efficient?
  • Should you buy new or you can get by with used equipment?
  • What is the best for your budget: to buy or to lease?
  • Should you buy gas or electric units for your commercial kitchen?
  • How to get everything you need, but stay within you budget?
  • And many more…

For a novice restaurateur all of this can be really overwhelming. Don’t worry, professionals at Lauro Restaurant Equipment are here to help! With our expert knowledge and 20 years of experience in food service industry, we will help you take the guesswork out of planning your kitchen and help you evaluate your needs based on the space you have available and your menu.

In our 25K sf Showroom located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, you will find everything you need to ensure your new restaurant business is off to a successful start. Our restaurant consultants will help you find the right solutions to your restaurant’s operational needs.

1005, 2017

Commercial Ice Machines & Ice Makers for Your Restaurant

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Restaurants|

Summer is fast approaching. Keep your service chilled with a reliable commercial ice machine, and keep your customers coming back. Having ice on hand is vital for any restaurant, bar, café, pizza place, or any foodservice facility. Lauro Restaurant Equipment offers a wide variety of commercial ice machines, along with ice bins and dispensers and water filtration system to ensure your ice is crisp and clean.

If you run a restaurant or a bar, you know that ice means much more than the simple frozen water. That is the essential ingredient that makes a difference between a perfectly chilled beverage and an unhappy customer. The first step in getting the right ice maker is to find the right size, which depends on how much ice you need for your commercial kitchen. Ice comes in many different shapes and sizes, so you also need to decide which type of ice best fits your establishment: ice cubes (full or half) and nugget ice for cocktails or soft drinks, or flake ice to keep your seafood or fruits nice and fresh.

Not sure what size commercial ice machine you need?

Call our restaurant equipment professionals for expert advice.

Hoshizaki KM-151BAH Air Cooled Ice Maker

Hoshizaki KM-151BAH Air Cooled Ice Maker


Hoshizaki Air Cooled Ice Maker KM-151BAH

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Hoshizaki KM-650MAH Air Cooled Ice Maker w/ B-500PF Bin

Hoshizaki KM-650MAH Air Cooled Ice Maker w/ B-500PF Bin


Hoshizaki Air Cooled Ice Maker KM-650MAH

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Hoshizaki F-1001MAJ Air Cooled Ice Maker

Hoshizaki F-1001MAJ Air Cooled Ice Maker


Hoshizaki Air Cooled Ice Maker F-1001MAJ

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Hoshizaki KM-515-MAH(Head) DB-200H(Dispenser) 30″ W Air Cooled Ice Maker

Hoshizaki KM-515-MAH(Head) DB-200H(Dispenser) 30″ W Air Cooled Ice Maker


Hoshizaki KM-515-MAH(Head) DB-200H(Dispenser) 30″ W Air Cooled Ice Maker

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We have a large selection of high quality and energy efficient ice makers for you to choose from:

Whether you want a large capacity and heavy duty ice machine, or a super convenient under counter ice maker, you will find what you need at Lauro Restaurant Equipment. Our customer service is there for you to help you get the right kind of ice maker with consideration of your budget and your business, to make sure you never run out of fresh ice. We also offer a large variety of top quality commercial food service equipment.

Call our ice machines professionals for expert advice.

2612, 2016

Perfect Location to Start a Restaurant on a Budget: Broward County, FL

By | December 26th, 2016|Categories: Restaurants|

Every day more and more people decide to pursue the dream of starting their own business. The opportunity to be your own boss, with the freedom and flexibility that self-employment brings, is a huge motivation to test the entrepreneurial waters. For someone with passion for food, opening a restaurant is the ultimate dream. With the economy improving and an increasing number of consumers want to dine out, there might have never been a better moment to open a restaurant in the past few years than now. And one of the regions that are in the middle of a restaurant boom is the South Florida tri-county area, especially the Broward County.

Opening a restaurant can be a very costly venture, starting from tens of thousands of dollars to couple of millions, depending on size and location. From the fitting of appliances in your kitchen, setting up the menu, décor, to the staff uniforms and training, everywhere you look you have start-up expenses. That is why many aspiring entrepreneurs are constantly finding new ways to keep up with the budget and save wherever they can, without sacrificing quality or service. (more…)

2511, 2016

Leasing Restaurant Equipment

By | November 25th, 2016|Categories: Leasing Restaurant Equipment, Restaurants|

Upgrading the equipment in your restaurant is typically put off for multiple reasons, but the main reason is because you, as a business owner, may not be able to afford it. Leasing restaurant equipment is the best option for you. All businesses need income to survive. Having proper cash flow management is crucial when it comes to the important elements of success, regardless of whether your business may be a single restaurant or an entire chain. Leasing restaurant equipment can be easier than purchasing new restaurant equipment. Leasing will facilitate the process of getting the restaurant equipment you need without having to spend a large amount of money at once.


510, 2016

Buying Used Restaurant Equipment

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Used Restaurant Equipment|

Ask any restaurant owner how things are in the business, and they’ll all tell you the same thing – it’s tough, and getting tougher. In an ever-increasingly competitive market, customers are expecting more and more, for less. It’s not all doom and gloom for budding restaurateurs, however, as a solution may just be a phone call away.

Having a great idea for a restaurant is only the start. Bringing that idea to reality and making it successful requires being smart. And smart business starts with smart finances. Every penny you save on fixed capital is money that can go towards quality staff and food products, the two main ingredients for a successful restaurant.


2408, 2016

How to Get the Best Price on Restaurant Equipment

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Restaurants|

Opening a restaurant can be a costly business venture. With so many logistic and investment decisions you have to make, you need to make sure that every penny is well spent. At Lauro we know what limited budget means especially for small businesses. That’s why we try to offer many options when it comes to financing restaurant equipment and commercial kitchen appliances.

Our prices for restaurant equipment, both new and used, are already among the best on the market, but thanks to our reputation and years of successful collaboration with the biggest brands in the business, we can sometimes offer even lower prices. We regularly offer special discounts for our customers and create offers that can fit into anyone’s budget. So look closely not to miss the awesome opportunity to get the top-of-the-line pieces of professional restaurant equipment at unbelievably affordable prices. (more…)