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Offline Chicago Bob

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Re: Grocery cheese needs Love
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2013, 11:56:56 AM »
You've got plenty of pizzerias in Durham, right?  If you've got pizzerias, you've got a distribution network for commercial cheese and flour.  I am in no way saying that it will be easy to tap into that as a non commercial entity, but, when there's a will, there's usually a way.

I'm curious, do you own your own business?  Do you have a tax code? That will go a long way in dealing with some of these distributors, even if the tax code is for a company that's entirely unrelated food related.

The also the more expensive option of befriending a pizzeria owner.  You're a pretty friendly guy, Bob  :) Is there a pizzeria owner that you could befriend who could buy you some of this stuff? (at a markup, of course).
Thank you Scott. A couple years ago(when I didn't need as I do now) I had an owner that was real cooperative but he's moved on. Got a slice joint I've been going to recently and building a rapport with this guy but he owns 4 other places and I don't catch him too often.

My GF has a tax code...wonder what the semi truck driver for Roma Foods would think when he pulls up to the address and see's it is a small beauty salon!  ;D
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Re: Grocery cheese needs Love
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2013, 07:03:50 PM »
My GF has a tax code...wonder what the semi truck driver for Roma Foods would think when he pulls up to the address and see's it is a small beauty salon!  ;D

As long as he gets paid, I don't think he'll bat an eyelash.

I just checked the Roma Foods website- they have a nice selection of cheeses and a Durham distribution center (which I'm sure you know).  You have a call to make :)

"Hi Roma Foods sales rep, my name is Bob and I manage a small beauty salon.  We're thinking of putting in a pizza oven and selling pizza and are in the process of investigating different distributors.  It will most likely be a small pizza business, so we won't be ordering much, and, during our planning stages, we will be ordering practically nothing- just lots of samples to get an idea of the products you sell.  Do you have minimum orders for deliveries, and, if so, how much?  Also, if we are customers (ie you have our information on file), can we purchase items at your distribution center?  Lastly, we'd like to sample one or two of your cheeses and one or two of your flours.  How do we go about doing that?"

It's not really that far from the truth.  If you're here, you have professional aspirations to open a pizzeria, just not in your GF's salon.

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Re: Grocery cheese needs Love
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2013, 08:37:33 PM »
As long as he gets paid, I don't think he'll bat an eyelash.

I just checked the Roma Foods website- they have a nice selection of cheeses and a Durham distribution center (which I'm sure you know).  You have a call to make :)

"Hi Roma Foods sales rep, my name is Bob and I manage a small beauty salon.  We're thinking of putting in a pizza oven and selling pizza and are in the process of investigating different distributors.  It will most likely be a small pizza business, so we won't be ordering much, and, during our planning stages, we will be ordering practically nothing- just lots of samples to get an idea of the products you sell.  Do you have minimum orders for deliveries, and, if so, how much?  Also, if we are customers (ie you have our information on file), can we purchase items at your distribution center?  Lastly, we'd like to sample one or two of your cheeses and one or two of your flours.  How do we go about doing that?"

It's not really that far from the truth.  If you're here, you have professional aspirations to open a pizzeria, just not in your GF's salon.
You are quite a character Scott and I appreciate the nudging.  :)
I am going to make that call(again)asked them a couple years ago if I could stop by their business and buy some cash an carry Grande. :-\
But I got a plan now thanks to you....my GF doesn't worry too much about me running them up out of there to sell pizzas; there's a pizzeria right next door. they suck though an the owner is a jag...so ya never know!  >:D
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Re: Grocery cheese needs Love
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2013, 01:42:48 AM »
Would you like a slice while you're waiting for your highlights to be processed?  ;D

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Re: Grocery cheese needs Love
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2013, 07:12:25 AM »
Would you like a slice while you're waiting for your highlights to be processed?  ;D

Hah, former hairdresser here.  I could nail them both. ;D

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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2013, 03:35:47 PM »
Hah, former hairdresser here.  I could nail them both. ;D
Were you ever able to get Roma Foods to deliver product to the beauty parlour D ?    :(
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Re: Grocery cheese needs Love
« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2013, 05:16:24 PM »
Were you ever able to get Roma Foods to deliver product to the beauty parlour D ?    :(

Afraid not Bob.  I do miss doing hair though.  Great money, but after developing asthma, I had to get out. :(