The 2011 National Restaurant Association Show was an enormous success. As we reflect on this past weekend’s event in Chicago, Illinois, we can’t help but share our excitement and experiences with others at this show. The NRA Show is one of the most respected and impressive shows we have been to. We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share our products within the restaurant industry. It was a tremendous outing for Mesa Safe Company, and we definitely look forward to meeting more people next year!
As a company who specializes in high security steel constructed safes, we certainly stood out from the crowd since most companies were restaurant or food related. We are most grateful and appreciative to those who visited our booth. We believe that for every restaurant owner and other cash handling businesses, that investing in quality steel safes are the ideal solution to keeping your money safe and protected against theft.
Our depository safe line was a massive hit. The public’s interest in our products was exceptional and exceeded our expectations. We encountered a huge amount of response as restaurant owners are seeking to purchase a high security safe for their restaurant. Many people asked questions and were eager to learn about the benefits of an all steel construction line. We were more than happy to answer all the questions we received about safety, security and cash management. We are very blessed to have the tools necessary to both educate and provide an affordable lasting solution for business owners. From the crowd’s reaction, the depository safes seem to be the ideal choice for them.
We also showcased a new addition to our Mesa Safe line, the outer locker depository safe. This safe has received a great amount of praise, as they liked having an exterior compartment instead of an inner compartment for quicker access to documents, coinage or other miscellaneous valuables. Overall, we had many compliments on the standard features of our depository line such as the front-loading door for quick deposits, the electronic lock for added security and pre-drilled anchor holes to secure onto the floor or wall.
All in all, the show was wonderful and we had a great time engaging other booths that shared dishes and cooking techniques. We learned so much about the restaurant business that we are driven and motivated to expand our products to this everlasting and growing industry. We would like to thank everyone for visiting our booth and asking questions. We are already looking forward to another successful show in 2012 in Chicago. Always remember, it’s “Better Mesa Safe than Sorry!”
There was another crime scene that was reported just a few days ago after another similar burglary occurred just a few days ago before this one at the Seafare Restaurant. Both burglaries are similar, but no official word has been reported if the two are indeed connected. The Conway Police Department needs help from the residents of South Carolina to identify two suspects that raided a theater.
Catina Hipp, who is a spokeswoman for the Conway Police Department, reported that officers responded to a burglary scene at Frank’s Theater, which is located at 220 Rivertown Rd. that occurred around noon on Monday. The manager told the officers that when he arrived at the burglary scene, he saw the office door damaged and the safe cut open. When the officers began investigating the crime scene, they discovered the exterior light and alarm system were disabled.
The police were able to examine the surveillance footage and found that the two suspects forced their way into the office. As they gained access inside, there were seen disabling the security system and then cutting into a large safe around 3:42 a.m. Monday morning. The suspects were dressed in dark clothing with hoods and masks to conceal their identities. A second smaller safe was also broken into, as they were seen removing the hinges and was located in the main office. A machine full of change was also broken into during the time of the burglary.
All in all, a total of about $6,000 was stolen plus $6,000 more in damages alone. Hipp discovered that one of the suspects had been carrying a bag on their left shoulder, while the other suspect was holding a tool in their right hand. Hipp mentioned that the officers are still in the process of obtaining all the surveillance videos to examine the footage. As soon as they become available, they will release some of the stills to the public by showing it through their local news station WMBF, to help with the investigation.
This has been the second burglary that had occurred within the past week. The same break in was approached with a similar fashion in disabling the security systems and then gaining access into the office to cut open the safes. Before this incident occurred, two other men were caught on a surveillance tape that showed them disabling the security system and raiding the Seafare Restaurant in which they also cut open safes stealing an estimated amount of $20,000. However, no connection has been made yet with the two burglaries.
The Mesa Safe Team is currently attending the 2011 National Restaurant Association Show, which takes place from May 21st – 24th at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The NRA Show is The International Foodservice Marketplace that leads America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation to bring forth quality to the people they serve.
The show was founded in 1919, as the leading business association for the restaurant industry. The association strives to help its members and their communities to build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. The show creates a foundation for its members by providing the opportunity for representation, tools, education, networking, research and insights. It has represented more than 380,000 restaurant locations as well as developing food safety training and certification program for restaurant employees. It provides members the ability to improve their own business with the tools and solutions that are available at the show.
We are one of the hundreds of thousands of members who have the opportunity to be a part of such a prestigious organization that has served its members for over nine decades. As a manufacturer and supplier of high security safes, we provide restaurant owners the chance to see our full line of safe products to protect and secure their valuables such as cash, receipts and insurance information. In addition to showcasing our products, we would also like to bring awareness and educate those that are looking to invest in a high security safe. We want everyone at the show to remember that there are plenty of safes out there, but in order to be fully protected against theft or fire, especially in the restaurant industry, that a STEEL constructed safe is the ideal choice.
So far, we have been receiving a tremendous amount of response and attention to our depository safes. The attendees recognize that our line of depository safes serve as an efficient product, as well as the ultimate solution to cash management. We are definitely excited to interact with such a diverse industry and promote our products. Please stop by our booth #4633! We’d love to talk and meet with you all.
The police detectives of Horry County Police Department’s Property Crimes Section are looking for more information regarding the two suspects who were recently involved in raiding a restaurant just last week.
Just this past Friday (May 20th, 2011), the police officers of Horry County Police Department’s Uniform Patrol Division reacted to an emergency call from the Seafare Restaurant on North Kings Highway in the Myrtle Beach area of Horry county alarming them of a burglary.
When the police had arrived, they found out two white males who wore black clothing and ski masks broke into the restaurant after terminating the surveillance system from outside. When the suspected were inside, they went into the office in which they destroyed the alarm and telephone system. Then they broke into two separate safes with cutter tools. Over $30,000 in cash was stolen from the restaurant plus $10,000 in damage during the incident. Detectives are now beginning investigation on the crime scene and any information they can get to reveal the suspects’ identities.
The detectives are asking anyone with information that can aid them in identifying the suspects to contact them at 915-5350 or call 915-TIPS (8477) if you would like to remain anonymous.
This is devastating news for the restaurant owners who now have to go through all the trouble in trying to find the thieves. That is a large amount of money that was stolen and finding your restaurant in shackles must be heart wrenching. Not only do they have to deal with the stolen money they’ve earned, but also how much it will costs to replace and rebuild all the damage that was caused. It’s difficult to see your restaurant broken into, even with tight security. This is another prime example why you should have the best in security surveillance.
Since the devastating earthquake disaster that wrecked the Miyagi Prefecture, reports have mentioned that over 2,000 safes have been turned in. That is a pretty high number considering that in other countries including the United States, not many people would have the decency to turn in a safe, especially after a disaster such as this one. Many of the safes have remained unclaimed.
Most of the safes were discovered by the people in the area and by police officers. According to the police there has been an estimated 1,000 safes that could be opened with crowbars and other tools. What they have found inside is hundreds of millions of yen; even one safe contained 70 million yen. The other safes that remain closed probably contain a great amount of money the police say.
The reason for opening the safes is to be able to identify the true owner of the safe through identification documents that could be also be contained inside the safe. Based on the information from bankbooks, deeds, insurance or other confidential records, the police’s accounting team will be able to determine their owners.
The police will also take on the challenge of matching up the lost safes based on the owner’s lost report description including the manufacturer, size and how much money was contained in the safe. Though, the police have only found 60% of the rightful owners to the opened safes. The difficult task in matching up the safe with the owners is that most of the safe did not have the manufacture name or separate names of the individuals that would normally be easy to trace to the owners. Many of the safes have also rusted or have been damaged significantly that has changed their appearance after the earthquake and tsunami, which makes it difficult to match according to the original description.