Foster Frable

The risks of online buying

Restaurant design expert Foster Frable shares his thoughts on the hazards of buying large kitchen equipment from an online retailer.

Most of us have experienced the benefits of shopping and buying products online rather than from local stores or dealers. It’s easy to compare equipment and prices, and with one click the item you need is on the way to your restaurant or loading dock.

For pots and pans, smallwares, and simple equipment like blenders, this may be an attractive alternative to a traditional restaurant supply store. A few minutes after the FedEx or UPS person delivers the box, the item is unpa

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