As you may be aware our Kitchen Equipment is aging and some are at the end of their lifespan. Repairs and a Band aide approach have become costly. Recently we replaced the Sandwich Prep Board with a cooler as the cost to repair was not cost-efficient. This week one of the 54" Beer Coolers stopped working. We have spent $1,000 in the past to repair the unit. The replacement cost is $2,500.00. We have ordered a new unit. These new units will function for several years and significantly reduce our annual repair costs and other costs associated with downtime. I have requested a quote for a maintenance plan on the two walk-in coolers, which are the most expensive kitchen assets. Our recent cost for a temporary rental mobile walk-in and the necessary repairs may have been avoided if the units were properly maintained (these units were under a maintenance plan but the plan was discontinued). I want to be clear we are not promoting replacement as a standard policy. Moving forward we need to evaluate repair cost vs. replacement cost along with future cost savings.
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