How Food Trucks, Restaurants, and Caterers are Making Use of Storage Space in Kansas and Missouri | Countryside Self Storage

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Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that space is always at a premium. It's important to give your customers the room that they deserve so they can share a table with their fellow diners, eat, drink, and be merry without feeling too cramped.

Unfortunately, this often means that the back of the house, where food is prepared, cooked, and plated before making its way to the customer's table, is frequently a little short on space. With office space and storage space often sharing real estate, it can be a struggle to find a place for managers to perform important administrative work without balancing on a stack of #10 cans of tomatoes.

When you scale all of that down from a full-size restaurant to a small catering company or food truck, the challenges remain the same, even as the space gets smaller. That's why the food industry can benefit enormously from Missouri storage units.

Restaurants and other food-service businesses store a lot more than food. Kitchens need appliances, after all, not to mention dishes and utensils. Then, of course, there are chairs and tables, linens, seasonal décor, cleaning supplies; the list goes on and on. Right now, al fresco dining is all the rage, but here in Missouri the winters turn awfully cold, and all those outdoor tables and patio heaters need someplace to go until the weather warms back up.

If you're searching for "storage units near me," you can find a storage solution for just about anything you can imagine, though if you're a restaurateur you should know that you can't keep perishable goods in self storage, for (hopefully) obvious reasons. Self storage is more than just an additional storeroom for your business, however. It can also help to streamline your operations by providing a convenient staging location that allows you to organize more efficiently.

After all, it's hard for your cooks, waitstaff, and other employees to work as well as they could when they're having to work around a bunch of stacked crates, backup appliances, and tables and chairs that aren't currently in use. What's more, Missouri self storage from Countryside can help to keep your inventory more organized, so it's easy to find what you're looking for when you need it.

To get the most out of your storage unit, make an inventory list of everything that goes into it, and make regular checks to ensure that your list stays up to date. It's also a good idea to install some shelves or racks that can help keep pots, pans, cleaning supplies, dinnerware, and other small items organized and up off the floor.

Of course, not every food industry entrepreneur owns a restaurant. If you're a caterer, self storage can help keep all your catering equipment out of the way (and ready to go) between jobs, while food truck folks will find that the convenience and extra space offered by self storage is perfect for the cramped quarters of a busy food truck. We even offer specialty vehicle storage when your truck isn't making stops!

Whatever your business, it has storage needs, and Countryside Self Storage has the solutions. Come see us or contact us at one of our Pittsburg, Joplin, or Frontenac locations today!