When you start a new restaurant, typically budget is an important part of everything you do. If you’re looking to save money on your restaurant equipment, it’s always a great idea to purchase used equipment from an auction house like Kohn-Megibow Company.
In June, a new restaurant called Taco Brat is set to open. Owner and head chef, Tom Curren, has previously purchased new and used restaurant equipment from Kohn-Megibow Company. So, as he gets ready to open his new place, Tom has been attending KMC’s auctions to buy what he needs.
About Taco Brat
Taco Brat is a unique restaurant, combining Mexican and German street food. In other words, it’s half taqueria and half brat haus, hence the clever name. The distinctive menu was created by Curren and centers around handmade tacos and sausages. The restaurant will also feature a large beer garden, creating a vibrant ambience.
“The first time I went to Kohn-Megibow was around 2000, but more recently I started doing some consulting for another restaurant called FINS,” Tom said. “They bought their equipment through KMC and had a great experience, so now I’m buying for my own restaurant, Taco Brat.”
A Positive Experience
In his previous dealings with Kohn-Megibow, Tom was impressed with the cleanliness of the used restaurant equipment and the friendliness of our staff. “Of all the auction houses in Southern California, KMC certainly has the cleanest equipment,” he said. “If there’s an issue, they’ll fix it. That’s not something most auction houses do. They really have great customer service.”
So far, Tom has purchased a refrigeration system from KMC for his new restaurant. It wasn’t even something he planned to buy, but it was selling for a great price at our auction, so he decided to place a bid. He also purchased highly sought-after Jade Range equipment that was available for a very affordable rate. On top of the used equipment he’s purchased, Tom has bought several pieces of new restaurant equipment through us as well.
Staying Within Budget
One of the reasons Tom turned to KMC was because he’s an individual restaurant owner dealing with many startup expenses. Buying some quality used restaurant equipment is one way to be smart with his budget, and he knew Kohn-Megibow Company was a great resource to count on for his needs.
“The people there are phenomenal. I find them to not only be super friendly, but also very knowledgeable—even in things like local codes,” Tom said. “They help steer you in the right direction. If they don’t know it, they’ll let you know. They are just really helpful.”
Whether you are looking to buy or sell restaurant equipment, Kohn-Megibow Company can help you get the best value. To learn more about our auctions and what we do, give us a call today.