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About Rapids

Rapids has provided over 80 years of outstanding service to our customers. The company was founded in 1936, serving primarily the beer industry, and over the years has continued to expand its product line and locations to serve the food service and beverage industries in the United States and around the globe.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our web site, at one of our convenient locations, or in our frequently mailed catalogs, contact us via e-mail or our toll free phone number and fax lines.

One of our knowledgeable Rapids Sales Representatives will assist you in locating the products you need. Many of our Sales Representatives have worked in the food service and beer industries before coming to work with us.

They are continually being trained by breweries and equipment manufacturers to keep current on all of the latest in products that will make your job easier. You will experience the Rapids difference when you contact any of our sales representatives.

Rapids Restaurant Equipment

Rapids Wholesale Equipment Company, a leading foodservice and bar equipment and supplies retailer, created a plan to make its online selection of more than 6,000 products even more accessible to customers by opening a cash-and-carry retail store in St. Paul, Minnesota. The company used a 19,000-square-foot retail space to showcase an expansive inventory of supplies and equipment for foodservice and bar operators in the metro area.

This store gives customers the ability to examine, touch and compare items before making a purchase, which can be invaluable, especially when they are making a high-dollar buy. Everything featured within the store is in stock and immediately available, so a customer can take the product back to their operation or schedule delivery immediately.

Joe Schmitt, co-owner of the company, says the decision to launch the store came in response to customer wishes. “We have listened to our customers and plan to have everything you need, when you need it—on hand and ready for immediate use in your operation or home!” he says.

The result: the largest in-store cash and carry selection of restaurant/bar supplies and equipment in the Twin Cities market all in one convenient location!

Our Locations

Rapids Restaurant Equipment Cash and Carry
2475 Doswell Ave St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 256-0580
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Rapids Foodservice Contract and Design
Highway 280 and Como Ave, 2475 Doswell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
(612) 339-4010
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Rapids Wholesale Equipment
6201 South Gateway Drive, Marion, IA 52302
(319) 447-1670
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Rapids Foodservice Contract and Design
13789 Rider Trail North, Ste 105, Earth City, MO 63045
(314) 344-1161
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Rapids Foodservice Contract and Design
Burlington, NC 27215
(336) 230-1878
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