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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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