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The Restaurant Source

Phone: (303) 296-1684 Fax: (303) 298-7537 5005 Washington St, Denver, CO 80216 View Additional Web Addresses

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Factors that affect the rating for The Restaurant Source include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on The Restaurant Source
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: July 12, 2002 Business started: 02/17/1999 Business started locally: 02/17/1999
Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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Business Management
Mr. Arnold Schatz, Owner/Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Arnold Schatz, Owner/Manager
Business Category

Restaurant Equipment & Supplies

Alternate Business Names
Additional Information

United Glassware & China Company on August 21, 2008 purchased certain assets of the Galasource Company. The assets have been purchased out of foreclosure from a 3rd party lender. The sale did not include the Galasource Company, only assets related to the company website. The Galasource entity and its prior ownership maintain complete responsibility for all company liabilities including returns, damages, purchase orders and all other sales related activity prior to August 21, 2008. United Glassware did not retain in any capacity the prior owner or management personnel from the Galasource Company.

United Glassware also owns The Restaurant Source, a restaurant supply and equipment company located in Denver, Colorado since 1951.

For questions, please contact Terry McMaster, Director of Operations at 866-966-0111 or Michael Schatz, President 303-296-1684.

Additional Locations


    5005 Washington St

    Denver, CO 80216 (303) 296-1684


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

11/27/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Item ordered was not as reflected on Web site. I ordered storage containers (10) which are pictured on the Website with lids. There is nothing indicating anywhere that the lids were separate (see When the items arrived there were no lids. I contacted customer service who advised the lids were sold separately. I had the same issue with some pots and pans I ordered. This is classic bait and switch.

Desired Settlement: I want the lids provided free of charge and for them to quit their false advertising.

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/10/13) */ Lids are not included with storage containers and the storage containers are not priced as such either. Lids are not packaged with the containers from the manufacture. The item description does not state lids are included. Restaurant Source has offered Ms.***** the lids at a discounted price. RS is not going to give Ms. ***** free lids because of the confusion. There is no place on the website that states lids come with containers. Final Consumer Response /* (3000, 7, 2013/10/15) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) While the Website does not state the lids come with the containers, they Website pictures the containers with the lids and never says that they are NOT included. By looking at the picture provided, a normal person would assume they come with the lids. If they are not included they should not be in the picture and it should also be stated that the lids are sold separately. Neither is provided. Final Business Response /* (4000, 14, 2013/11/27) */ The description on the storage containers does not state that lids are included. The picture does show lids are available with storage containers but they are sold separately. (When she sees a person in the picture advertising a product does she expect the person to come with the item, not all things in a picture are included) She was not charged for lids so her accusation of a "bait and switch" is inaccurate. Again, the product description does not indicate that lids are included. We have already offered to sell Ms. ***** the lids at a significantly reduced price because of the confusion. We have operated this site for over 10 years. Unfortunately, this has never been brought up before. We are constantly looking to improve the site, we apologize to Ms. ***** but do not feel that this warrants Ms. ***** receiving free product she has not paid for.

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