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Buyer's Guide

ACityDiscount buyer's guides provide helpful information, guidelines, and advice on purchasing new or used restaurant & foodservice equipment. Written by restaurant professionals and our specialists who have years of experience in the business, these guides can assist you in choosing the products you need.

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Periodically, guides will be updated and new ones added. Check back frequently to see what we've added.

Note: These buyer's guides are meant only for reference and should not be viewed as a replacement for national or local building, electrical, or fire codes. Many products require licensed or certified professionals for proper permitting and installation.

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So You Want to Be a BBQ Restaurateur
Fine Dining vs Casual Dining Establishments
Perfecting the Pizzeria
Setting up a Sizzling Steakhouse
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Win Over Restaurant Patrons with Photography
Managing Your Restaurants Yelp Listing
Grow Your Restaurant with Yelp
Keys To Maintaining Successful Employee Relations
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Tips For Keeping Food Safe All Year Round
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Easy Ways To Reduce Your Energy Bills
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