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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National Restaurant Association 2018 Highlights

The 2018 National Restaurant Association (NRA) show was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, May 19th-22nd. More than 2300 companies came together to demonstrate the latest breakthroughs in innovation, talk about current trends, and show off their newest products.

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Inside the Vollrath Experience Tour

If you weren’t able to make it to the Vollrath Experience Tour, never fear – we took notes (and photos)!

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The Importance of Safe and Segregated Meat Prep Procedures

An important part of any kitchen design that handles meat is making sure that your setup prevents cross-contamination of meats and other products.

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The 2018 RapidsCares Eastern Iowa Donation Goes to…Café 361!

Each year, Rapids Contract donates 5% of the proceeds from our Volition line to an organization that improves the lives of those in our community. Our 2018 Cedar Rapids branch recipient is Café 361.

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Designing an Effective Cookline

Having the right equipment (in the right configuration) in your cookline can make or break your bar or restaurant.

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Experience the Best of Vollrath at the Vollrath Experience Tour!

Find out what makes Vollrath a top vendor in the foodservice industry by attending the Vollrath Experience Tour on Thursday, May 17th, from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Their mobile showroom will be parked at Rapids Contract (6201 S Gateway Dr. in Marion, IA).

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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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