Carts are made to move things, big or small, heavy, or light. There are many different types of carts that are used in institutional foodservice including utility carts, bussing carts, meal delivery carts, service carts, beverage carts and more. Cook’s Direct carries a wide variety of commercial carts in many different styles, colors, and capacities from top brands like Carlisle, Cambro, F.W. E., Rubbermaid, Lakeside, Wesco, Sammons, New Age and more. We also carry parts and accessories like replacement casters for commercial foodservice carts.
If you need help selecting the right cart for your institutional kitchen, please give us a call at 866-613-2617 and our customer service team will assist you in finding the right commercial foodservice cart that best meet the needs of your institutional foodservice operation.
Bussing carts, also known as bus carts, are designed to transport dirty dishes, glassware, and other foodservice items from dining areas to the kitchen for cleaning. These carts typically have multiple shelves or compartments and are often equipped with handles for easy maneuverability.
Utility carts, on the other hand, are more versatile and can be used for a variety of tasks, including transporting food, equipment, and supplies throughout the kitchen or facility. They may have adjustable shelves, drawers, or even built-in cutting boards.
Queen Mary carts are larger and heavier-duty than bussing and utility carts, designed for heavy-duty transport of bulk food items, such as large quantities of sheet pans or hotel pans. They are often used in institutional or large-scale foodservice settings.
Service carts are used for front-of-house service, such as displaying desserts or coffee service. They often have a more decorative appearance than other carts and may include features like glass display cases.
Merchandising carts are similar to service carts, but are typically used for outdoor events or in non-traditional foodservice settings. They are often more compact and designed for easy transport and setup.
Finally, beverage carts are specifically designed for transporting and serving beverages, such as coffee or tea, throughout a facility. They may have built-in dispensers or thermal carafes to keep beverages at the desired temperature.
When selecting a cart for your foodservice operation, consider the specific needs of your business and choose a cart that is designed to meet those needs. This will help you to improve efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction, and ensure the safety of your products.
Whether you are purchasing a utility cart for to move supplies between foodservice outlets on your college campus or a meal delivery cart for your long term care facility, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.