Since 1946, Service Ideas has been an innovative worldwide provider in the service industry. Their extensive product selection includes coffee urns, service carts, buffet supplies, table and beverage serviceware.

Download the 2021 Catalog to view their wide variety of several new products, including the very popular new Metallic Collection. Contact a Sales Representative to order samples or for more information.








Reopening restaurants, hotels and more has seen an increased demand in safety protocols. Among staff and guests, an increased awareness of sanitation  in foodservice will likely stick for some time.

Service Ideas we launched a line of Safe Service Ideas that includes sanitation dispensers, stands, laser-cut table tents, as well as a complete offering of hands-free spigots for our large capacity beverage dispensers. See all of the Safe Service Ideas on pages 10-13 of the catalog for more details.

Hand sanitizer on a table


Photo of buffet glassware at a restaurant by company Service Ideas


Set yourself up for an unforgettable display with our selection of premium buffetware. We understand that each buffet has many elements. From beverage and food dispensers, to accessories, Service Ideas can fulfill all of your needs for a buffet that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.

Coffee Airpots


Keep your coffee drinkers happy with premium airpots and accessories from Service Ideas. Setting up a self-service coffee station has never been easier with the endless variety of airpots and accessories from Service Ideas. Create personally served ambiance using one of our Roto-Rack™ systems or condiment organizers. Classy airpot cover-ups and ID tags complete the setup.

Pitchers for serving beverages


Service Ideas supplies an extensive line of commercial beverageware. Whether you’re setting an intimate table for two or a reception hall for two hundred, Service Ideas has the beverage server for you. Our variety of insulated servers will keep coffee hot and dairy cold for hours. For cold beverage options, try our ice tube pitchers to keep beverages cooled and undiluted.

Coffee Airpots


Service Ideas provides tabletop collections for creating an unforgettable experience. Seventy years ago, Art Murray began Service Ideas with a vision to improve table service. His founding item was a domed ashtray with a “Push for Service” light to signal wait staff. Since then, our tabletop solutions have expanded to sizzling plates, barware, table set-ups, and beyond.


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Only caffeinated coffee today, no decaf....just kidding 🤣 Pick out your own coffee pots and servers in #serviceideas Essentials Brochure with the link in our bio. ⠀

📽️: @serviceideas

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JUST LAUNCHED! Your customers can go completely hands-free with the new touchless dispensing solution from #serviceideas. Link in bio for more details. ...

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Well, we know which beverage dispenser WE will be using for outdoor events! Check out this heatwave test with The Double Wall Dispenser from #serviceideas⠀

During a July heatwave in Minnesota, the Double Wall Beverage Dispensers insulation properties were put to the test - and it EXCEEDED expectations! Watch this video to see the difference in condensation and ice levels between a traditional single wall and the new double wall option on a hot day.

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Sparkle and serve your beverages up in style with the slim metallic water pitchers from @serviceideas. These metallic pitchers have a slim profile, are dishwasher safe, and NSF listed 👍 #serviceideas ...

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We all need our coffee. Keep your coffee drinkers happy with premium airpots and accessories from #ServiceIdeas. Set up a self-service coffee station and create personally served ambiance using one of the Rotto-Rack systems or condiment organizers. Learn more with link in bio. ...

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Build your own airpot station. Build-Your-Own Airpot Station with #serviceideas. Check out the different ways to build and customize your airpot station featuring the Modular Airpot Rack System. Learn more about pre-bundled starter kits with the link in our bio. ...

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What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup. ☕️⠀

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Reopen with confidence with the new hands-free spigot from Service Ideas! Right now until March 31st, receive a FREE hands-free spigot with dispenser purchase. ⠀

Compatible with all of Service Idea's large-capacity coffee and cold beverage dispensers. Some restrictions may apply, visit the link in our bio or DM us for additional details about this promotion.⠀

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Look! No hands 🙌 Effortlessly dispense your coffee or other hot beverage with Service Idea's hands-free spigot, designed to help reduce germ transmission.⠀

Reposting @serviceideas Go touchless with our hands-free spigots for Thermal Containers. Designed to slip right over the splash guard in place of the original spigot to transform your dispenser into a touchless experience.


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Do you have some new cleaning and safety protocols for COVID-19? Display them elegantly with our new Laser-Cut Table Tents labeled Cleaned, Sanitized, Please Use Clean Cup, and No Seating. ⠀

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Our new #serviceideas #hydrodip & #liquidpaint effects can give your buffet or dinner service that personal touch ...

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