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Coming Soon – Pop Up Festival Tents

We’re moving into a new product line that we have never stocked previously. Pop up Festival tents are a staple to party rental companies, farmers markets, restaurants, hotels and even golf courses. They’re a great addition to a company’s inventory and provide shelter from the glaring sun and rain when the event must go on! Bring comfort to your outdoor gatherings with pop up festival tents from National Event Supply.

We have two types of 10ft x 10ft Pop Up Festival Tents available – currently shipping to our location with an estimated receiving date of beginning of June 2018. Please find below more information on the two tent types we are going to be stocking in our Mississauga, Ontario warehouse.

10ft x 10ft Steel Frame Pop Up Tent

10x10 Steel Frame Tent Set Up

  • Steel frame with connectors, carry bag and tent top / canopy
  • Nylon joints/connectors with quick release pull pins
  • Heavy duty quality materials throughout
  • 5 position adjustable height settings
  • 300 gsm waterproof canopy - available in White, Black, Royal Blue, and Red
  • Heavy duty oxford carry bag

For additional information including warranty and pricing, visit the 10ft x 10ft steel frame pop up festival tent product page.

10ft x 10ft Aluminium Frame Pop Up Tent

10x10 Aluminum Frame tent Set-Up

  • Aluminium frame with connectors, carry bag and tent top/canopy
  • Aluminium Hexagonal legs
  • Cast alloy joints with quick release pull pins
  • Heavy duty quality materials throughout
  • 450 gsm waterproof canopy - Available in White, Black, Royal Blue and Red
  • Heavy duty oxford wheeled carry bag

For additional information including warranty and pricing, visit the 10ft x 10ft aluminium frame pop up festival tent product page.

We’re so excited to have these temporary pop up shelters available for our customer base in time for the summer weather.

If you’d like a quote for either the steel or aluminium frame 10ft x 10ft tent or you have additional questions that you’d like answered please fill out the form by clicking on the button below and one of our customer service representatives will respond to you shortly.

New Product in Stock: Reusable Polycarbonate Beverageware

Reusable Polycarbonate Beverageware

We’ve had glass stemware and crystal stemware and beverageware for at least a few years now and it has fast become a popular item among rental companies, hotels, restaurants and banquet halls. We know that we lack a complete line of glassware that works perfectly for restaurants but will be working on that in the coming months to fill in any gaps in our collection.

What we’ve lacked up until this point though was reusable plastic glasses otherwise known as polycarbonate glasses. These are perfect for bars, restaurant patios, rental companies and even hotel poolsides / resort poolsides.

Now in stock includes a new line of reusable polycarbonate beverageware – perfect for establishments looking to reduce breakage and avoid chips.

This product line is available in 7 different glasses:

  • Reusable 10oz Plastic Margarita Glass
  • Reusable 7oz Plastic Champagne Flute
  • Reusable 10oz Plastic Wine Glass
  • Reusable 10oz Plastic Drink Tumbler
  • Reusable 13oz Plastic Drink Tumbler
  • Reusable 19oz Plastic Drink Tumbler
  • Reusable 22oz Plastic Drink Tumbler

The drink tumblers are stackable for easier storage when they’re not in use. All of the polycarbonate beverageware are dishwasher/commercial dishwasher safe and are shatter – and break-resistant for any setting where breakage is a concern.

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping for any of the above plastic glasses:

New Product in Stock: Faux Slate Melamine

Our white melamine is some of the best out there in terms of its break resistance, how easy it is to use, and how close it looks to traditional porcelain platters and bowls. Because our customers are so in love with our white melamine, we have been adding to this product line over the past few years – including this months with a new 4” round white melamine bowl and a 20” x 13” white rectangle melamine platter.

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve now brought in Faux Slate Melamine Platters in a gorgeous black colour – textured to look like slate without the porousness and potential breakage of traditional slate.

Faux Slate Melamine

This product line is available in 14 different sizes:

  • 10.6" x 6.4" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 10.75" Round Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 11" Square Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 12" x 20" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 12" x 8" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 12.75" Round Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 12.8" x 6.8" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 13" Round Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 13" x 10.4" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 13" x 7" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 14" Square Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 17" Round Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 21" x 13" Faux Slate Melamine Platter
  • 7" x 16" Rectangle Faux Slate Melamine Platter

These platters are black throughout, are easy to clean, and have smooth or irregular edges depending on the size of platter. They’re dishwasher/commercial dishwasher safe and safe for temperatures up to 200F.

If you’re interested in a rustic faux slate melamine look - perfect for commercial settings such as catered events, hotel dining rooms, and restaurant dining rooms – request a quote including shipping below:

 

Painless ways to increase your restaurant profits

Restaurants

I’ve been fascinated lately with the concept of mindful eating and how to “hack” your environments to lose weight and maintain healthy habits painlessly. I came across author, leading behavioural economist and food psychologist Brian Wansink on my quest for more information regarding mindful eating and how mindless eating can cause weight to creep on.

While I started out reading his book “Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life” by Brian Wansink from a personal standpoint, while I was reading the chapter on restaurants it occurred to me that there was information in the book that could benefit restaurant owners and franchisees that have some control over their menu and porcelain dinnerware collections. I’ve rounded up some of the best tips to easily and painlessly increase your restaurant profits – without your customers knowing you’re doing it and still leaving satisfied!

1. Buy smaller plates (example – downsize from an 11in plate to just under a 10 inch plate). For buffet owners, portions still look to be equivalent, but there’s actually less food being eaten, less food being wasted and the buffet restaurant therefore spends less. For table service restaurants – buying smaller plates still applies because diners feel like they’re getting better value for their money even when there’s less food on a smaller plate.

2. Ask your wait staff to sit diners farthest from the buffet. It makes food less tempting for diners as they can’t see the buffet easily, and makes it less convenient to go up to get more food.

3. Add descriptive words to lower food cost items to entice more sales – words that are sensory (crisp, pillowy, velvety), nostalgic (old-style, grandma’s), geographic (peruvian, southwestern). Diners are more tempted to order a crisp summer salad with avocado and shrimp then a shrimp salad.

4. Offer half plate portions. Most restaurant portions nowadays are large enough that a number of diners consciously choose to only eat half their entrée and take the rest home. If your restaurant is renowned for generous portions, diners that are just not that hungry may even be inclined to choose another restaurant. They may or may not order an appetizer or dessert depending on their appetite. With half plate portions, diners are more likely to feel they have room for an appetizer or dessert and a drink – equating to more money spent per cheque. Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Yorkdale, Jamie’s Italian Restaurant, does half plate pasta portions well.

To learn more tricks to increase your restaurant profits, buy Slim by Design by Brian Wansink on Amazon Canada or Chapters.

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New Special Order Product: Folding Leg Harvest Tables

A few years ago we brought in solid wood harvest tables to compliment the rustic wedding trend along with adding cross back chairs to satisfy the chair component of the trend. These harvest tables were so popular this year that we had a hard time keeping them in stock. Their unfortunate downfall is they don’t have folding legs. They do have removable legs, however, this can be hard for party rental companies as there is no clips underneath the table to store the legs – so legs need to be very closely watched so nothing gets lost.

I’m pleased to announce that we now have the ability to special order Wood Harvest Tables with Folding Legs!

Wood harvest Table with Folding Legs

These tables come from our wood table manufacturer whom we routinely receive containers from. Production and lead time is around 45-60 days. The NES 8 foot Harvest Table has been designed to exceed the needs of the party rental industry. They feature a walnut stained 1.5" thick top made from Pine with supports that form a box on the underside of the table.

The legs on the NES 8-ft x 40" Solid Wood Harvest Tables are 2.75" square pieces of solid Pine that fold flat underneath the table.

NES Wood Harvest Tables can be used indoors or outdoors, and are perfect for any organisation that wants a durable rustic wooden folding table.

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping for the wood harvest table with folding legs: