We made it through the summer and by some indicators the economy is at least stable if not improving. Some economic indicators say that a sign of improvement is if food service is looking to hire new employees.
Some of the equipment purchases you may consider for improving efficiency are new refrigerated sandwich prep tables, new deep fryers and new ranges. All these item can actually lower your operating costs. Many are energy star rated which can mean a rebate in some areas for some items. Please check with your local power company to see what is applicable in your area.
With the new equipment your kitchen staff can get the food out faster and that means happier customers. We at Burkett Restaurant Equipment have many of these items in stock ready to be picked up or shipped out the same day or the next.