Vending Service

cropped-header2.pngThe key to making your business not only survive but thrive in today’s economy is keeping a happy, motivated, loyal workforce.  In today’s competitive business world where it’s the survival of the fittest, it’s more important than ever to ensure employees are kept happy and feel motivated every single day. One way to keep your employees on task is to offer them a vending service from Mid South Vending Services.

Employees cannot be expected to sit at their desk from 9 until 5 every day. If they are, they certainly cannot be expected to be productive. It’s a well-known fact that in order to get the most from your employees you should offer them regular breaks.  This gives them the opportunity to refresh their concentration. One way you can encourage this is by investing in a vending service for the workplace.  Having a selection of hot and cold drinks ready to be dispensed is a quick and easy way to allow your staff a break and get them back on track again. Pair these drink machines with snack machines and you are keeping your employees happy, full, and refreshed.  What better combination to have them giving their best to you every day?

Mid South’s vending machines are compact, making good use of the limited office space many businesses have. They are extremely easy to use, cost-effective to maintain and extremely simple to clean. Mid South’s vending services include the installation, filling, and upkeep of our machines.  Our vending service is unique in that we stock products from various companies.  This ensures that your employees are being served their favorite drinks and snacks, regardless of brand. Contact us today to get your company signed up with our vending service.  Your employees will be sure to thank you!

Water Cooler

Water Cooler Importance of drinking water cannot be stressed enough. Importance of clean drinking water cannot be stressed enough either! Mid South Vending Services can meet both of these criteria with our water cooler systems.

Clean drinking water is essential to human and all of life forms. Human beings have around 55% to 70% of water in their bodies. However, there is no uniform standard of the percentage in human beings. It varies depending on the age and size of the body.

Naturally, in order to avoid dehydration, we must consume around one to six liters of water per day. While it may depend on other factors such as exercise, weather conditions, temperature, it is safe to say that we need to intake water in its purest form rather than depend on the food and beverages we take.

Water Cooler

This is why it is critical to have a safe and sanitary supply of drinking water. Your very own dispenser becomes quite indispensable.

A water cooler is a machine that provides drinking water on the press of a button or knob. They are primarily made to dispense cool and hot drinking water. However, it can also be used for making coffee and tea.

Water Coolers are mostly used in offices, schools, homes, restaurants and hospitals for storing water and delivering it on demand, directly into a glass or other containers. The common feature for all dispensers; however, is that they save energy by reducing the amount of times refrigerator doors are opened.

Mid South Vending Services offers set up and maintenance of your office water cooler.  We will service it on an as needed basis.  It is the perfect addition to your office break room, and a benefit your employees will be thankful for!

Sudha writes on the health and the human body.

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Gather Around the Water Cooler

watercoolerWater is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids. Mid South Vending Services is committed to ensure your staff has access to fresh, purified water. Our water cooler systems are an excellent addition to your office break room!

How much water should you drink each day? It’s a simple question with no easy answers. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, but in truth, your water needs depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live.  Although no single formula fits everyone, knowing more about your body’s need for fluids will help you estimate how much water to drink each day.

Functions of water in the body

Water is your body’s principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.

Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

How much water do you need?

Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water.

So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

What about the advice to drink eight glasses a day?

Everyone has heard the advice, “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” That’s about 1.9 liters, which isn’t that different from the Institute of Medicine recommendations. Although the “8 by 8″ rule isn’t supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it’s easy to remember. Just keep in mind that the rule should be re framed as: “Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” because all fluids count toward the daily total.

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Mid South Cafe

cafeAt Mid South Vending Services, we believe in giving you choices. Everyone has different tastes, and pleasing every employee or customer can be a challenge! Mid South has all the choices you could possibly want! From our variety of vending machines to fresh food machines to our Mid South Café options. You can be sure that you will have the most delicious office in the neighborhood.

We now offer the latest in vending options! Mid South Café provides you with a menu of hot entrees and side items.  This is sure to make your lunchtime experience quick, easy, and fulfilling. For those who need more than a vending machine, Fresh Café is a cafeteria style dining experience guaranteed to earn rave reviews.

Mid South Café is a fresh-cooked, cafeteria-style meal option. A new menu is prepared fresh and hot each day.  We offer dinners an entrée and choice of side items. The perfect combination of quick convenience and a hearty, fresh, hot meal. This makes the Mid South Café a winning option. Take a look at our sample menu below and see if the Mid South Café option is right for you.

Monday: Option 1: Chicken and Dressing with Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans and Okra. Option 2: Buffalo Hot Wings, Baked Beans, Potato Salad and Fries.

Tuesday: Option 1: Meatloaf, Cream Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, and Green Beans.  Option 2: Bar-B-Que Meatballs, Rice, Green Beans, and Sweet Corn.

Wednesday: Option 1: Fried Pork Chop Fritters, Au Gratin Potatoes, Field Peas, and Sweet Corn.  Option 2: Grilled Chicken with White Sauce, Corn Pudding, Cream Potatoes, and Pinto Beans

Thursday: Option 1: Catfish Filets, Fries/Onion Rings, Slaw, and Hushpuppies.  Option 2: Pepper Steak, Rice, Green Beans, and Cream Potatoes.

Mid South Vending Services provides a wonderful alternative to vending machine or fast food lunches.  Let us partner with your company to ensure your employees have a wonderful lunch option.


Value Added Service

PrintMid South Vending Services prides itself for its value added service! We have been providing the Southeast with quality vending services for over 40 years. We provide the quality products your employee’s desire and strive to establish and maintain a friendly professional relationship. We will keep your vending machines full, clean and in proper working order.

Mid South’s vending machines can have wireless monitors that allow us to see what’s in your machines before we even leave the building. This helps us deliver on our promise of superior customer service. Our vending machines are also provided free with 24/7 customer service. We offer daily or weekly restocking with friendly, courteous drivers.

In addition to these commitments, we strive to provide value added service with each encounter.  What does “value added service” mean? It is our commitment that we will take on your business as if it were our own.  We will take pride in keeping our area neat and organized.  This involves more than just keeping your machines stocked and in working order. Our servicemen will take the time and make the effort to clean the glass on the outside of your machine.   If the outside perimeter of your machine needs to be swept or tidied, we will take care of that. Bottom line, we take pride in our company and all that it represents. We see each business that we service as an extension of our company.

Mid South Vending Services is the leader in value added service! We work daily to provide superior customer service that reflects the pride we feel in being privileged to serve your company. Each company we work with we take on as an extension of our business. Let Mid South Vending Services provide you with your vending needs today!

Gather in The Break Room

bulk water serviceWhen employees have needed a place to gather within the office and discuss how their weekend went or what’s going on in their family, where have they always gone…  They have gathered around the old water cooler.  The water cooler has been a fixture in offices and plants for decades.

Today this hasn’t changed.  Mid South Vending Services delivers bulk water to companies in all areas of Northwest Alabama and Northeast Mississippi.  The water cooler has been part of offices across the globe for decades as we mentioned earlier.  But without bulk water the water cooler would have never existed.

Mid South Vending Services delivers bulk water directly to the water cooler and keeps this fresh clean water flowing!  Of course there are many opportunities for someone to load up these big bulk water containers and have them refilled at a big box store.  The idea of lugging around empty big bulk water containers in your car, then having to manage having them refilled is never going to be an issue with Mid South Vending Services.

Mid South Vending Services will deliver the clean and fresh bulk water directly to the area of your choice.  Then we will monitor the usage and refill it accordingly.  We also will perform routine maintenance to ensure that your employees are happy with their bulk water dispenser.

Mid South Vending Services is proud to play a small part in providing one of the most important gathering areas for your employees!

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Bulk Water Service

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Mid South Vending Services prides itself on offering a wide variety of products and services.  We also service and maintain every piece of equipment that utilize.  This has allowed us to become the leader of vending services in Northwest Alabama and Northeast Mississippi.

One of the specific services that we proudly offer is bulk water.  What does bulk water mean?  The easiest way to define the term is fresh filtered water that comes in large containers.  Everyone has seen the “water coolers” in offices over the years.  This is the best example.  At Mid South Vending Services we handle the delivery of the clean fresh water.  Maintain the dispensing unit and then pick and recycle the empty containers.  This means you aren’t hauling around 4-5 empty containers to run by a certain location to have them refilled!  It doesn’t get any easier.

Why does your company need to add bulk water to it’s break room?  There are many reasons why bulk water should be part of your items you offer your employees.  One is that the water cooler that Mid South supplies with your bulk water allows for the clean fresh water to be dispensed cold or hot.  So employees can utilize the filtered water to get a fresh cold glass of water.  Or they can dispense hot water to add to their favorite breakfast mix like oatmeal or grits.

The versatility of Mid South Vending Services is part of what we pride ourselves on.  The ability to offer a wide array of products delivered right to your door, have your equipment serviced by a professional team and not have to ever worry again about making the run to the store to stock-up your break room sums up why Mid South Vending Services is the leader in vending services!

Micro Markets

micro marketsSo your business has decided on purchasing a Micro Market for your employees. Now what? Which of our companies do you choose from? Although we will sit down with you and decide the right investment for you, here is some information on what each company can offer you. Like, with all of our products, we service and maintain our micro markets.

We make using the Avanti Markets service simple for everyone involved. All you need is a small area to designate as the market location. The area needs internet access and a power source for the coolers. Employees can physically touch the products and can even scan the UPC code when they are ready to purchase their items. Purchases are made with a Debit/Credit card or we can supply prepaid Avanti Market Keytags (free of charge), which can be refilled with cash or Debit/Credit card.

The food and beverage selection includes a large assortment of healthy products too! A healthy employee is a happy employee! From reduced fat chips to low calorie sports drinks, Avanti Markets has something for every health conscious employee. Ask our sales representative for a complete list of products that are low in calories, sodium, fat, and cholesterol.

Company Kitchen provides you with healthier choices for a healthier workforce! Each Company Kitchen location is customized to fit your space and style, and stocked with nutritious, fresh foods. We offer extensive variety and even the opportunity for employees to request their favorite products. With online nutritional tracking for your employees and macro reporting for HR and wellness professionals,

Company Kitchen is a perfect lifestyle choice for any workplace! Company Kitchen is a powerful tool that allows companies to support healthier lifestyles for their employees. By serving fresh, healthy food options in an open market style, Company Kitchen is a true employee benefit and helps to encourage work place wellness. Company Kitchen’s Daily Nutritional Analysis (DNA) allows your employees to create a personal, online profile to track nutritional data and make sure they meet their healthy eating goals.

Micro Markets

micro marketsDiet trends are all the rage right now.  Every health and fitness trainer has the magic cure to ensure their clients lose weight.  Many times adding supplements is part of their program.  The key to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is simple. It is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change! It is making mindful eating choices throughout the day.

If your company is wanting to offer healthy options to encourage your employees, Micro Markets are the perfect choice! Micro Markets give your employees a range of fresh options to choose from, such as fresh fruits and veggies, healthy juices, salads and sandwiches, and other nutritious snacks.

We offer two Micro Market options, Avanti Markets and Company Kitchen. Each Micro Market has its own unique list of benefits and features. You are sure to find a good fit for your workplace!

We will place a convenience store in your office! How does your own office snack shop sound? With Avanti Markets, your business can offer employees a truly unique vending experience. We will replace vending machines with a small snack kiosk. The benefits to you and your employees are numerous. On your end, Avanti Markets are more energy efficient than vending machines.

Company Kitchen provides you with healthier choices for a healthier workforce! Each Company Kitchen location is customized to fit your space and style, and stocked with nutritious, fresh foods. We offer extensive variety and even the opportunity for employees to request their favorite products. With online nutritional tracking for your employees and macro reporting for HR and wellness professionals, Company Kitchen is a perfect lifestyle choice for any workplace!

Mid South Vending Services will help you choose which Micro Market is best for your company.  We pride ourselves on superior customer service!

The Benefits of Providing Office Coffee Service

office coffee serviceFor a coffee drinker, coffee is a necessary part of their daily life and routine. This need doesn’t end when they are at work. To aid your business in meeting this need for your employees, Mid South Vending Services offers the latest in Office Coffee Services. From pod brewing to large machines that brew several cups, we can meet your business unique needs.

Coffee has numerous benefits to your employees. Often people think of coffee just as a vehicle for caffeine,” writes Dr. Rob van Dam of the Harvard School of Public Health. “But it’s actually a very complex beverage,” containing hundreds of different chemical compounds.  Recent studies, however, paint a rosier picture for the Coffee plant’s roasted berries (they’re not actually beans), suggesting that when consumed in moderate amounts — and without heaping on the sugar and cream — the magical stuff can harbor numerous potential health benefits.

1. Coffee may help fight depression…

Start your day with a smile: A joint study from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP discovered that folks who quaffed four or more cups of java a day were 10 percent less likely to be depressed than someone who didn’t drink coffee at all.

2. It may be good for your liver.

Numerous studies have suggested that caffeine helps the liver regulate itself. Research presented this month by the Mayo Clinic found that regular coffee consumption may reduce a person’s risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare autoimmune disease that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure, and even cancer.

3. Java may help you (temporarily) lose weight.

The use of green coffee-bean extract exploded when Dr. Oz claimed on his show that it “burns fat fast” with no additional diet or exercise. While caffeine products generally do help with appetite suppression, the Mayo Clinic suggests that the results of water loss from caffeine consumption or calorie-burning via thermogenesis — when your body generates heat and energy from digesting food — aren’t permanent. When it comes to weight loss, caffeine should be viewed as a supplement, and not a magical cure-all.

4. Coffee might even make you smarter!

Time and time again, studies have shown that caffeine — which blocks the neurotransmitters in the brain associated with sleep — can temporarily boost cognition, especially when you’re not getting enough shut eye. “When you’re sleep-deprived and you take caffeine, pretty much anything you measure will improve” Harris Lieberman, a research psychologist for the military, told CNN in 2006. “Reaction time, vigilance, attention, logical reasoning — most of the complex functions you associate with intelligence. And most Americans are sleep-deprived most of the time.”

According to coffee offers several health benefits that can benefit your employees. By offering them a complete office coffee service from Mid South Vending Services, you allow them to receive these health benefits throughout their work day.

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