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Field trip to restaurant supply store
« on: August 03, 2022, 04:40:53 PM »

I picked up some plastic forks, splenda, and some burger/omelet cheese... I'm gonna need a bigger freezer... Next trip is going to be sausage and bacon...
 
https://www.restaurantdepot.com/docs/default-source/regional-flyers/rd---august-2022/midwest_aug22.pdf?sfvrsn=a6652db1_4
 
Forks are serviceable, and are disposable anyway... The sweetener was under 1/2 the price of Aldi's version. We'll see if the cheese is okay...
 
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2022, 07:15:34 PM »

Wow. Every restaurant supply store I've been to is only non-food goods -- utensils, kitchen equipment, appliances, paper goods, etc.

The food service wholesalers take care of the edible supplies.
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2022, 07:22:42 PM »

Holy crap. If I lived near there I'd do all of my shopping there.
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2022, 08:55:12 PM »

This is another few miles, in Maplewood. They are more "not-a-restaurant" friendly, but there is not the huge selection either.
 
https://gfsstore.com/?dsr_id=MP185
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2022, 06:48:59 AM »

Their prices aren't great, either.

I can get the Rao's pasta sauce (which is a VERY GOOD pasta sauce) at my local grocery for $8 and change, or I could go to the local warehouse store and get it for $5 and change.
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2022, 10:22:13 AM »

Some of the stuff they are pretty good on. Other, I suspect that they are more selling convenience. The Depot place has a HUGE meat section. Next trip is stuff like sausage...
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 03:30:07 PM »

Their prices aren't great, either.

I can get the Rao's pasta sauce (which is a VERY GOOD pasta sauce) at my local grocery for $8 and change, or I could go to the local warehouse store and get it for $5 and change.

Yeah, I am addicted to $8 pasta sauce. Tried Michaels of New York brand and it was good but even more expensive. Wish I could make my own as good, but I cannot.
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2022, 07:00:19 PM »

Restaurant Depot doesn't require being in the food business anymore?  I used to have a membership because my school was a 503something and I taught cooking skills in my Montessori class.

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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2022, 09:46:22 PM »

They signs say so, but they seem to like money...
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Re: Field trip to restaurant supply store
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2022, 01:46:15 PM »

They signs say so, but they seem to like money...
Sort of like Grainger for industrial tools and components - they say they sell to "companies" (and they do) but I've never had them turn down my money.

Some of the prices at the restaurantdepot look pretty good . . . others don't beat local supermarkets, especially during a sale.
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