“There is a lot of buzz and a lot of activity. I am optimistic and believe it will start to loosen up. We are continuing to invest and run the company as though we are going back to a similar volume scenario. We invested in an ERP system during the downturn and that will introduce some efficiencies for us. Now you just created a void in a pipeline and will have to wait another period of time before that pipeline starts up again. And then there could be constraints surrounding the availability of products. COVID fatigue – meaning the fatigue of this whole thing – is real. People have gotten used to a different sort of demand phase and I think ramping up will be tough on people, too.”Mark Rossi, CEO & Founder
Commercial kitchen equipment has become near impossible to come by. “Your question isn’t ‘What’s the cost?’ It’s ‘When can I get it?’” said Avanti CEO Mark Rossi.