05 Aug 2016

Bar equipment is one of the essential components of any drinking establishment, and making sure it is of as high a standard as possible goes halfway towards ensuring said establishment runs as smoothly as possible. However, high-quality bar equipment can also be expensive, and many bar or restaurant owners, particularly those just starting up their new business, may not be able to afford furnishings as good or sturdy as they might have desired.

For managers in this type of situation, the best option for acquiring bar equipment of a high enough calibre to ensure good service might be to rent it. Many bar equipment suppliers, DK Services included, provide a rental option, which allows bar and restaurant owners to acquire high-quality implements at a lower price than they would were they to purchase these pieces.

There are a number of advantages to renting bar equipment as opposed to buying it, which make this option worth a look by customers looking to save up while also acquiring high-quality back-of-bar furnishings.

The first of these is, evidently, the fact that it is much more affordable to rent an ice-maker or industrial dishwasher than to buy one. In addition, the rental option gives bar owners access to higher-end furnishings, which might not have been affordable otherwise. In essence, a similar set of perks than might be had from leasing, rather than purchasing, a car.

In addition to this reduction in acquisition costs, bar managers who choose to rent their bar equipment are also often guaranteed maintenance and repair services ‘on the house.’ DK Services, for instance, repairs all of its rental bar equipment free of charge, thus allowing clients to save up even more, as well as give them peace of mind.

It is clear, then, that more than just constituting a valid alternative to purchase, bar equipment rental can in fact be more advantageous to a manager or owner than buying the same items!