Why a Mercedes Metris Cargo Van Makes Perfect Sense For Your Catering Business
For any catering business, food comes first. Put simply, you need to make sure that the dinners you deliver and serve are delicious enough to not just get invited back, but also get word of mouth recommendations for future clients.
At the same time, your food isn’t all that matters. If you don’t have an efficient way to transfer everything you need to the venue, you will run into problems of timeliness and efficiency. Especially as your business grows, you need to iron out these difficulties to ensure long-lasting, sustainable success.
Enter Mercedes Metrics Cargo Vans.
Understanding Your Needs
In addition to preparing great food, any catering business has a central need: to bring that food, and everything else you need to store and serve it, as quickly and efficiently to the venue at which it will be served as possible.
Understanding that need is core to making any decision about a vehicle that can help you accomplish that. You need, in other words, a combination of space to store the food itself and all serving equipment, along with potential hot plates, while also choosing a car that’s not too big to navigate even tight city roads.
The Beauty of Space and Agility
That combination of space and agility is difficult to find. It is not, however, impossible. Some cargo vans do exist that make sure you can get the space you need, but without the inconvenience that a full-size cargo van usually comes with.
Here are some features for your consideration: 186 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding rear doors. And yet, just a 75 inch height above the road and 202 inch width. That’s what the Mercedes Metris Cargo van can provide to deliver a rare combination of storage space and compact size.
Depending on the type of food you transport, you may need refrigeration capabilities. The length of the trip makes steady temperatures crucial, as does the need to transport cold foods if the venue to which you’re traveling has heating and cooking capabilities.
Not every van can give you that option. And cargo vans that do often are too large to even consider for the above-mentioned reasons. The Metris, however, can easily be upfitted with refrigeration equipment. Simply talk to your dealer about your option, and make sure that you find a dealer who uses quality materials.
Staying Safe on the Road
Refrigeration, of course, matters little if your food spills in the course of your trip. To prevent that nightmare from happening, you need a vehicle that can result in a smooth and steady ride even in unsteady traffic on city and country roads.
And again, that’s where the Metris shines. A wide range of safety features, in fact, are specifically designed to offer that smooth ride. Crosswind assist, lane assist, and blind spot assist are just some of the many features that will keep you safe on the road, and your food safe and secure in the cargo area.
Finding the Right Van For Your Catering Business
For catering businesses, the transportation is often an underrated part of the operation–until something goes wrong. Rather than waiting for that moment, it makes sense to find your ideal transportation vehicle sooner rather than later.
You do, of course, need to make sure that the vehicle you choose is ideally suited for your needs. The last thing you want is to make a major purchase, only to regret it a few years later. The Mercedes Metris might just be that vehicle, but don’t take our word for it. Instead contact us to schedule a test drive and check out all of your options.