Facility Planning

Custom tailored for your specific foodservice enterprise. We coordinate, design and implement your vision.
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Mellow Mushroom

Take a look at a recently completed pizza concept in Coralville, IA.

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Layout & Design Services

Our on-staff experts are here to assist you with every detail in a personal, step-by-step process utilizing the latest technologies including CADD and 3D modeling. We’ll help you add your personal touch.

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Consulting Services

You can count on Rapids’ experience with healthcare facilities, K-12 education, college and univerisities, commercial cafeterias, and restaurants nationwide to find innovative, reliable and effective solutions. We will guide you to the perfect equipment solution whatever your endeavor.
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Equipment & Smallwares

Whether you need equipment for a nationwide chain, smallwares for an independent restaurant, or cookware for a catering business, Rapids Contract has more than 3,000 different items in stock in our combined 70,000 square feet of warehouse and showroom facilities.
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Award Winning People

Our organization was awarded the prestigious 2015 Management Excellence Award by Foodservice Equipment Reports
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Your Complete Commercial Foodservice Solution

Our goal is to provide an end product solution for foodservice operations that is attractive, functional, labor efficient, and that does not cost an extraordinary amount of money to build. We have extensive experience working with end users, contractors and architects, and we consider all aspects of a project. In addition, Rapids is well positioned to deliver your kitchen equipment to you at highly competitive price points.  Through our affiliation with some of our industry’s top buying groups we can deliver procurement of your kitchen package at a price that meets any budget. For innovative foodservice design services, creative yet practical consultative advice, and an award winning support staff to aid you every step of the way, get in touch with one of our experienced professionals today!

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Expanding Your Menu: The Consumer Appeal of Ethnic Cuisines

Foodservice Equipment Reports recently published an article on top-selling ethnic equipment and the growing importance of multicultural menus to consumers. Rapids’ Customer Service Manager John Collision was one of industry insiders chosen to share the trends they’ve noticed.

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In Honor of Earth Day: Ways To Save

In honor of Earth Day, here are some tips from ENERGY STAR on how to save on refrigeration costs this year!

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FEDA: A Year in Review and Moving Forward

As one year ends and another begins, it is always important to look back on what was accomplished and what you hope to accomplish in the coming year.

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Rapids/FEDA President Joe Schmitt: The Question is Just as Important as the Answer

When facing the obstacles posed by the rapidly-changing foodservice industry on your business, it can be easy to turn your focus inward and start immediately looking for answers. However, by skipping over the query and going straight to the solution, you may be overlooking vital components.

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Innovative Solutions: Feeding Students During a School Year Kitchen Renovation

The Problem: An area high school’s kitchen was shut down for a large building renovation, which meant the school was going to have to arrange for over 2000 meals a day to be prepped offsite and then delivered to the student body.

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Design Project Challenges: Preparing For and Handling Problems and Changes

“Even in the best-thought-out project, changes along the way are inevitable.” Eric Schmitt, Vice President of Rapids, hit the nail on the head with these words. No matter how carefully you plan, many aspects of your project will remain beyond your control.

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Sponsoring Future Foodservice Entrepreneurs at the 2018 Iowa ProStart Invitational

Each year, the ProStart Invitational is held by Prostart, a two-year educational program focused on providing the experience, skills, and connections future chefs and restaurants owners need to succeed in this volatile field. This competition is held at both the state and national levels, and gives students the opportunities to show off their skills, meet with industry leaders, and win thousands of dollars in scholarships.

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Benefits of Including Multiple Vendor Options in Kitchen Design Quotes

When it comes to designing a kitchen that will meet your customer’s expectations in terms of cost and efficiency, providing several equipment options from multiple vendors is extremely important.

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Rapids Receives 2018 Innovator of the Year Award

Rapids and Associates receives the 2018 MEDCO Innovator of the Year Award presented by the Corridor Business Journal

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Chef Tim Demos Merrychef Commercial Speed Ovens

Rapids Foodservice receives training from Chef Tim of Welbilt on the Merrychef line of High Speed Ovens

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