The chilly months of winter are finally behind us. Now that the weather is warming up and people are once again beginning to venture back outdoors, restaurants everywhere are gearing up for an increase in hungry customers. As a result, we’ve really been seeing a lot of sales of some of our bigger items for the past several weeks. Ice machines, refrigeration units, and grills (especially Holland Grills) have been figuratively flying off the shelves for the past several weeks as home chefs get ready to entertain and restaurants start preparing for larger crowds.
Yesterday was a particularly huge sales day for JES, and owners Eric and Vivian decided to treat the sales team to some fresh, locally-made cinnamon buns this morning as congratulations for a job well done. Hopefully our busy season will last longer than the cinnamon buns did!
Our selection of cinnamon buns.
Sandy enjoying her cinnamon bun.
A contented Carl, processing orders after finishing his pastry.
With warmer weather on the way, now is a great time to get your orders in for your new equipment, tools, or kitchen gadgets. Don’t get stuck without your grill on that perfect day for an outdoor barbecue, or without that heavy-duty ice machine on those sweltering days when all that people want is an ice cold beverage. Prepare your home or business with the right equipment to take advantage of the summer months without breaking the bank by shopping with J.E.S. today!
J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment owners Eric and Vivian Smith recently attended the NAFEM 2013 show in Orlando, Florida to take a look at all of the newest and upcoming technologies and innovations in the foodservice industry. Among many other companies and upcoming products, Eric and Vivian were particularly impressed by the new product lines from T&S Brass.
T&S Brass Southeastern Sales Manager Joan Goldsmith demonstrating what sets T&S Brass apart from the competition.
With an ever-increasing line of diverse and reliable products, T&S Brass is quickly becoming the industry authority in faucets, hoses, and plumbing fixtures. Whether you need to outfit a home, school, restaurant, science laboratory, or concession stand, T&S Brass is your one-stop source for unbeatable quality and value.
We were paid a visit yesterday by Rick Broome, one of our representatives from Hadco, to discuss many of the new innovations and features of the new line of residential kitchen appliances from Viking Range Corporation. We’d like to extend special thanks to Rick for taking the time to come out and keep us informed on the latest changes and updates from Viking residential.
Happy Valentine’s day from J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment! Enjoy some time with your loved one(s) tonight!
We recently extended congratulations to Wesley Jordan (younger brother of one of our valued sales representatives, Jordana Jordan) for his inclusion in South Carolina’s annual North-South All-Star football game. Now, Wesley is due for more congratulations, as he has recently been awarded a full athletic scholarship to Newberry College. Wesley signed his national letter of intent to play football at Newberry on Wednesday, February 6th.
Wesley (center) signing his national letter of intent with Newberry College
Wesley had received several offers from other area schools such as Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina, but decided that the coaches, players, and athletic environment at Newberry was the best fit for him. He hopes to continue on to play both football and basketball for Newberry, although right now he is focusing primarily on his burgeoning football career.
So congratulations to Wesley from everyone here at J.E.S. Restaurant Equipment! We all know that he will go far.
The J.E.S. sales and operations team was treated to a surprise Latin American breakfast this morning. One of our valued sales representatives, Sandy, brought in a batch of freshly homemade chicken tamales for everyone to enjoy. And enjoy them we certainly did.
Jordana’s tamale, waiting to be finished.
Carl enjoying his tamale in between phone calls.
Only a few left…
Thanks again to Sandy for bringing these in. They were absolutely delicious! If only we could do this every week!
A member of the local Greenwood county community was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) after irregularities were noticed during a recent blood donation. Traci is currently undergoing treatment, and is awaiting a stem cell transfusion. In the meantime, she and her family are going to need all of the support that they can get from the local community to assist with the medical bills and to help keep spirits up. JES has made a donation to the cause, and would encourage those in the area who can afford to do so to consider doing the same. Additionally, a benefit luncheon will be held for Traci and her family in Ninety Six on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Please refer to the flyer below for more details, and consider coming out and contributing to the Pruitt family’s cause if you can make it.
Congratulations to our valued service technician Rodney “Skinny” McKinney on the birth of his grandson, Sawyer Cooper. Sawyer weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz., and is as healthy as can be. Enjoy the years to come, Skinny – they don’t stay this young for long!