Toledo

Burkett Lends Helping Hand to Local Organization

Mom's House ToledoMom’s House, a non-profit childcare center in Toledo, OH that helps low-income, single moms graduate from high school, technical school and college, was recently burglarized and suffered more than $10,000 worth of damages.

The organization strives to positively influence the lives of two generations through education for both parent and child

Among the items stolen were appliances in the organization’s kitchen.

When Burkett Account Executive Nathan Beucler heard about the news, he said he knew he had to do something.

“Being that the burglars stole commercial cooking equipment, I knew I could help, so I reached out to our vendors that night.”

Panasonic 1054FSesco Food Service Equipment immediately responded to Nathan’s request and agreed to help donate a Panasonic 1054F commercial grade microwave.

“We are happy to help out an organization in their time of need, especially one like Mom’s House that means so much to their community,” said Ken Barr, territory manager at Sesco.

Although damages and losses totaled more than $10,000, Mom’s House Executive Director Christina Rodriguez said insurance claims only covered about 30-40% of the cost for the commercial kitchen appliances due to their age.

“Burkett has been amazing to us,” Rodriguez said. “They made the process so easy. That means the world to us because our bottom line and our budget are critical to us as a nonprofit. Every little bit helps.”

Burkett annually gives away more than $10,000 in monies, goods, and services to charities around the region.

“Mom’s House is a great charitable organization that does a good thing for families,” Beucler said. “I felt that I could try to give back, whether it be free products, discounted products and/or personalized service and delivery of what they needed.”

Rodriguez said she was impressed by the donation and even more so by Beucler personally delivering and installing the microwave at Mom’s House.

“They say it takes a village to raise a child, well, it also takes a village to support us so that we can better serve families and help raise children,” Rodriguez said. “Burkett is part of our village and we really appreciate it.”

Toledo institution Tony Packo’s chooses Burkett for newest location

Tony Packo’s has been serving authentic Hungarian food in the Toledo, OH area since 1932. Tony Packo’s offers a delicious menu with everything from Sweet Hot Pickles to the signature Packo’s Chili Hot Dog. The restaurant has become world famous thanks to numerous references on television and the many celebrity signings of the “Packo’s Bun.”

There are some very unique restaurants in Toledo, OH that are must-try for anyone who visits the city. Tony Packo’s is among those places thanks to some amazing history.

For the opening of its 5th location at 5822 Alexis Road in Sylvania, OH, Tony Packo’s chose to work with the Business Development team at Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies for a complete build from design all the way through to installation. Burkett and Packo’s employees and other Packo’s friends and family members, got to see the fruits of their labor during a soft opening on May 23. Check out the pictures below and if you’re ever in the area, be sure to stop by after their grand opening on May 27. Congratulations, Tony Packo’s! Toledo has always been our home and it was an honor to work on a project for one of the city’s great icons!

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Burkett Restaurant Equipment Participates in 2012 Walk MS Toledo

Burkett Restaurant Equipment is committed to giving back to the community and worthy organizations. On April 15, 2012, the company participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Toledo Chapter 2012 Walk MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS, by simultaneously fund research for a cure while also helping people who currently live with MS lead more fulfilling lives.

Employees of Burkett’s raised $878 and the company donated $500 for a total donation of $1378, making Burkett Restaurant Equipment the #2 Corporate Donor of Toledo’s 2012 Walk MS event. Excitement was created at work with incentives to encourage participation. Avid University of Michigan fan and Burkett CEO, Jameel Burkett agreed to wear a Ohio State University shirt at work if the company was able to meet a $500 goal. Customer Service Manager, Corey William, dressed as a woman to work when employees were able to double the goal to $1000. Website Coordinator, Kevin Waugh offered to shave the beard he had worn for over 5 years if the Marketing Department raised $100. As a company, Burkett’s bought lunch for the department that raised the most money. Congratulations to the Marketing Department for raising the most money. They enjoyed a delicious lunch from Grumpy’s Deli, a local restaurant in Downtown Toledo.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment was founded in 1977, in Toledo, Ohio as a local used restaurant equipment dealer. In 2005, with the introduction of our E-Commerce Website, the company was transformed into a national distributor of new and used restaurant equipment. Burkett is focused on servicing our local market, the Public Sector and National Chains, as well as maintaining a dominant presence in E-Commerce. Today, Burkett is listed among the Top 100 Restaurant Equipment dealers in the nation and will continue to make innovations and strives to offer customers a unique and unparalleled experience.

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