It’s always about food costs, food costs, food costs. But what about the cost of parts for your oven and kitchen equipment? We recently sat down with Jonathan, owner of PizzaParts.com, which specializes in oven and kitchen equipment and carries products for a variety of brands.
Jonathan, a former owner and operator of a pizza franchise, understands the importance of low-cost, high-quality equipment. “I noticed other franchise owners were always shopping around when it came to food products, but when they needed a part for their oven, they would pay the high prices and think that’s their only option,” he says.
Understanding the importance of providing low-cost equipment in an efficient and timely manner, PizzaParts.com was established. PizzaParts.com offers online or phone ordering and international shipping, and all in-stock items will ship the same day if ordered by 6 p.m. (EST).
“We cater to both the owners/operators of restaurants as well as to service technicians who purchase our parts to use on service calls,” Jonathan adds. He also explains the difference between OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and aftermarket parts. “We carry both types, making our site a one-stop shop for all of your part needs. OEM parts are distributed directly by the equipment brand. Most of our aftermarket/replacement parts are purchased direct from the same manufacturers of the equipment brand, but they aren’t directly affiliated with them, which makes aftermarket parts much less expensive.”
“Customers are sometimes wary of aftermarket parts, and I understand that,” Jonathan notes. “There are certain criteria you should always check when purchasing an aftermarket item, because some sellers copy the part and exclude the important safety features to cut costs. Some things to consider are: the country of origin, the name of the manufacturer, the model number, and whether the item comes with a warranty. We stand behind all products we sell, and our aftermarket/replacement parts are made by the big-name, reputable companies within the United States.”
As a pizzeria operator, you can’t afford a major equipment failure that leaves you unable to produce your product. Consider always having some basic parts—such as conveyor oven belts and motors—on hand for backup in case of emergency. And next time you need a part for your oven or kitchen equipment, remember that price matters, and PizzaParts.com is there for your oven and kitchen equipment needs. Learn more at PizzaParts.com or call 866-863-5857.