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Burkett Restaurant Equipment Emerges Onto the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Burkett Restaurant Equipment, distributor of new and used food service equipment and supplies, has ranked 2,961 on Inc. Magazine's 2010 "Inc. 5000" list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies from all industries. With 72% growth, Burkett Restaurant Equipment claims the highest spot among competitors in the food service equipment distribution industry.



Jameel Burkett, Vice President, admits growth has not been easy, but it is recognitions like this that create motivation. "Despite the economy, this list proves companies can be successful. In fact, we noticed a decline in business in 2008 and looked at different ways to transform that trend. Through a dedicated staff, marketing campaigns, loyal customers and expansion of focus, we have been able to gain market share and appreciate growth again."

"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc. 500|5000.

Inc.'s Methodology

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2009. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000; the minimum for 2009 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. The top 10 percent of companies on the list constitute the Inc. 500, now in its 29th year.

About Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies

Burkett Restaurant Equipment began supplying the local Toledo food service industry with quality used equipment in 1977. They later added new equipment to their offering and launched an online storefront (, allowing customers all over the world to access and purchase equipment from Burkett Restaurant Equipment. During the past few years, with the help of joining the NAFED buying group, they have been able to fight for competitive pricing for their customers. It is Burkett Restaurant Equipment's goal and mission to provide quality food service equipment and supplies to customers while offering the best value overall.

SOURCE Burkett Restaurant Equipment

For further information: Jameel Burkett, Vice President of Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, +1-419-242-7377,