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>p PRODUCERS wunder-bar Getting Pumped Wunder-Bar’s affordability means there is something for everyone. By Kate Burrows company profile Wunder-Bar Headquarters: Vacaville, Calif. Employees: approx. 200 Specialty: Food and beverage dispensing equipment Rick Martindale, president: “Nobody can design a better piece of equipment and service it after the purchase better than we can.” A s one of the leading providers of dispensing equipment to bars and restaurants nationwide, Wunder-Bar has a unique challenge to overcome: dispelling the notion that high quality means high cost. In fact, President Rick Martindale is tackling the misconception head-on to ensure potential customers realize that the return-on-investment in its products can be as short as 10 to 11 months. “Lots of people assume that they can’t afford Wunder-Bar products, and I think it’s because we’re well known for the quality of our products,” Martindale says. “However, there aren’t many pieces of equipment out there that have as fast of a return-on-investment that some of ours do.” The Vacaville, Calif.-based company prides itself on its fast turnaround times and successful custom products developed in partnership with clients. “I don’t think a month goes by that a customer doesn’t come to us to develop a custom product or system for them,” Martindale explains. Big Benefits Wunder-Bar was founded in 1968 as a manufacturer of a liquor dispensing system used by bars and restaurants across the country. From there, Wunder-Bar’s > >> Wunder-Bar says its equipment is high quality and has a very fast return on investment. 100 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

Food and Drink - Spring 2011