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.