To go boxes?

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Jordon
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2013/07/31 12:10:32 (permalink)

To go boxes?

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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    FriedTater
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    Re:To go boxes? 2013/07/31 12:27:30 (permalink)
    Jordon, I`m in this business to make money. I would not be loyal to my supplier.
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    CajunKing
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    Re:To go boxes? 2013/07/31 14:11:17 (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? 2013/07/31 16:54:28 (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? 2014/01/13 04:48:50 (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? 2014/01/14 14:56:44 (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? 2014/01/15 20:41:57 (permalink)
    what are you selling?
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    thatsawrap
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    Re:To go boxes? 2014/01/30 23:57:33 (permalink)
    Always shop and go with the best price. Pretty simple business practice, IMO.
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