Restquip Food Service Customers Have Appetite For Baker’s Dozen Financing Program

Restquip Inc., based in San Francisco, California, is a food service equipment provider specializing in the sale of new and restored food service equipment at deep discounts. Restquip, founded in 2000 by owner and president Fred Phillips, primarily services chains such as Burger King and equipment dealers, including TriMark. Restquip also does individual deals through referral in California and Hawaii and has shipped equipment to customers as far away as New Zealand and the Caribbean.

Customer Demand for Financing

Restquip has worked with several equipment finance providers over the years, and according to Phillips, Marlin has proven to be the easiest to work with.

“It is important to have a good company to work with that can respond quickly to my customers’ needs,” Phillips said. “Marlin has become our go-to provider for them.”

Phillips has found Marlin’s “Baker’s Dozen” financing option to be an attractive alternative to paying cash or using a credit card, particularly among his family-owned business customers who are looking to expand. Phillips says his customers appreciate the benefit of being able to keep their cash available for unexpected expenses that come up, while not being tied up in financing for a long period of time.

“The Baker’s Dozen has struck a chord with a lot of restaurant people because it’s simple,” explains Phillips. “It doesn’t require them to do a tremendous amount of paperwork or sign on for long-term financing, which is something they don’t like to do.”

“I recommend that dealers contact Marlin because the Baker’s Dozen program will accelerate sales—it certainly has for us,” adds Phillips. “Marlin’s ability to provide fast turnaround of funding upfront has been key.”

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