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To go boxes? Wed, 07/31/13 12:10 PM (permalink)
Do any of you restaurant owners feel that to go boxes are a larger expenditure than expected? Most polystyrene foam boxes range from 8 to 23 cents per box. If an offer came along to get those boxes at more than half that price, would you take it,or remain loyal to your supplier? Just curious! Thanks

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    Re:To go boxes? Wed, 07/31/13 12:27 PM (permalink)
    Jordon, I`m in this business to make money. I would not be loyal to my supplier.

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      Re:To go boxes? Wed, 07/31/13 2:11 PM (permalink)
      I would have to agree with FT.  All those pennies will eventually add up to some good savings.  The only way I would see staying with a supplier at the higher price is if they were a friend or a local business, I try to source stuff locally when I can, but unfortunately the local stuff is usually much higher.  So I stick with the vendor who can deliver the lowest prices.

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        Re:To go boxes? Wed, 07/31/13 4:54 PM (permalink)
        I would like to see something that doesn't look sooo white foam container,and is at the white foam container price.

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          Re:To go boxes? Mon, 01/13/14 4:48 AM (permalink)
          I agree with everyone. You must always look at the bottom line. if your regular supplier can match with the price of the new supplier then continue to purchase from him. A word of advise don't complety cut of the current supplier you might need him one day. That is what I am doing now. I explain to all my suppliers that I am also a businessmn and need to make some profit.
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            Re:To go boxes? Tue, 01/14/14 2:56 PM (permalink)
            I have to ditto w/everyone else, I have a supplier but...things like boxes etc, I can get better at sam's so that's where I go, we use 9x9 5x5 & 8x7 I buy the big and little from sams as they don't carry the med. boxes those I have to get from supplier. we also use 80/20  angus by the case  which is cheaper  than from supplier.go where the deals are. but I also try to do as much as we can from supplier. they do have specials and also are hooked up to a lot of good chefs....that can give some good points,, p.s. not any where near the likes of buba,or PNW CHEF.. but not to bad..

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              Re:To go boxes? Wed, 01/15/14 8:41 PM (permalink)
              what are you selling?

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                Re:To go boxes? Thu, 01/30/14 11:57 PM (permalink)
                Always shop and go with the best price. Pretty simple business practice, IMO.
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