Bring Food And Drinks Into Your Commercial Property: What To Know To Start Vending

Are you considering adding an eating area for your staff members at your commercial property, but you aren't sure what type of equipment you'll need to have in the space? This can be a great way to make some extra money for the business, and you just have to be smart about how much money you invest in the project. You'll have to figure out what the staff is most likely to eat and drink every day and what appliances you want in the eating area.

If you currently don't have any drinks or food available to the staff, offering soda, coffee and other drinks that they can purchase is ideal. They will go into the room throughout the day and purchase what they want, and you will profit instead of having them leave to get something from a gas station. Consider the following.

Beverage Options

Beverages for the staff to enjoy at a cost are easy to maintain and are easy to sell. Consider having these:

  • Single serving coffee machine with pods purchased by staff
  • Cooler with teas, water, and sports drinks
  • Soda machine with CO2 and fountain choices

Poll the employees and see what they would like to drink the most, and then determine what items to stock and what machines to put in.

Vending Options

Some staff may like the option to pick up a quick snack like a granola or candy bar from the vending machine, or even just some chips or nuts. Have a vending machine with everything from cracks to gum installed, and make a portion of the profits from the sales.

Catering Daily

Have a catering company or food truck come to serve the staff at an affordable cost. If they are willing to purchase the food from the caterers, you can charge the caterers a specific amount to come into your work space. This way, the staff get great food and you get to make some money.

There are a lot of things you can do to help make the staff happier in your office, and bringing food and drinks into the building is a great way to start. This is one of the easiest ways to make some extra money, even if you offer the drinks free or at a very large price. Talk with local vendors and suppliers such as Terry Supply Co to find out what you need to do to get changes started, and find out if you need permits.