Facility Planning

Custom tailored for your specific foodservice enterprise. We coordinate, design and implement your vision.
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Pacific Catch

Take a look at a recently completed Westcoast Fish House concept in Walnut Creek, California.

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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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Pay-It-Forward with Groundswell Cafe

Groundswell Cafe’s foundation is built upon a simple belief: everyone deserves access to healthy food.

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Dexter PROTOUR™ Visits Rapids!

Dexter-Russell’s PROTOUR™ mobile education center provided us with an engaging presentation on how Dexter is one of the leaders when it comes to cutlery.

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Logan Bragg – DEEM Winner September 2018

Delivering Excellence in Every Moment September 2018 Logan Bragg Warehouse Technician Works in the warehouse of the Marion facility of Rapids Wholesale. Packs and processes orders, also helps with general maintenance tasks. Nominator: Paul Adams For: Minding Their...
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Malena Trueblood – DEEM Winner August 2018

Delivering Excellence in Every Moment August 2018 Malena Trueblood Inside Sales Representative Communicates with potential Rapids Wholesale customers by phone or through our website chat service, answering questions and selling products. Nominator: Paul Adams For:...
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Tylor Pairrett – DEEM Winner July 2018

Delivering Excellence in Every Moment July 2018 Tylor Pairrett Service Technician Responds to service calls and visits on-site to repair equipment, and to install it. Nominator: Chris Gansen For: Putting the Customer First "I received a message from our Rep Paul...
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Benefits of Working with a ServSafe Certified Professional

Food safety is a crucial element for any establishment that serves food or drink. It protects both your employees and customers, as being exposed to rotten or contaminated food can risk the health of everyone involved. It can also contribute to the success of your business, as very little ruins the reputation of a restaurant faster than food that makes the customers sick.

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Tom Roberts – DEEM Winner June 2018

Delivering Excellence in Every Moment June 2018 Tom Roberts Contract & Design Specialist Rapids Contract and Design specialists have the capabilities, experience and resources to handle any individual or supply project from concept to implementation, and they work...
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Self-Contained Refrigeration Failures

Evaluating the long-term cost of ownership for equipment purchases involves not only the initial purchase price, but also repair, maintenance, and energy consumption costs.

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Sweet Celebrations Gives Homeless Children a Reason to Celebrate | Missouri RapidsCares 2018

Sweet Celebrations plans to put the RapidsCares donation of $675 towards future birthday parties – they use donations such as our to buy decor and presents, while generous volunteers take care of everything from setup and take-down to games and cake.

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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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