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Empire Cooler Service

Empire Cooler Service Empire Cooler offers nationwide commercial ice machine and refrigeration leasing, servicing, and ren Empire Cooler is recognized as the leader in nationwide ice-making and refrigeration leasing and maintenance programs.

Our customer relationships are built on honesty, integrity, and our responsive “whatever it takes” approach. Need a routine cleaning or an emergency repair? Just give us a call. Our ice-machine technicians will get your commercial ice equipment into top operating condition. You can also sign up for our comprehensive Preventative Maintenance Program, which includes ice machine cleanings, maintenance, emergency services, and no installation fees.

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We get it, fall just got here...But your business should be thinking about the harsh winters that are coming. What you d...
10/05/2022

We get it, fall just got here...

But your business should be thinking about the harsh winters that are coming.

What you do with your ice machine during the winter can either prevent breakdowns or cause them.

Bring your commercial ice equipment inside! Room temperature above 75 degrees or below 65 degrees will slow ice production. Maintaining room temperature between 65 and 75 degrees is ideal for maximum ice production.

For more information on how to winterize your commercial ice maker, visit or call us
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Are you storing your food and beverages properly?Keep your appliances at the proper temperatures. Keep the refrigerator ...
10/03/2022

Are you storing your food and beverages properly?

Keep your appliances at the proper temperatures. Keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F (4° C). The freezer temperature should be 0° F (-18° C). Check temperatures periodically. Appliance thermometers are the best way of knowing these temperatures and are generally inexpensive. Most commercial refrigeration should come with a thermometer.
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For more information on how to keep your refrigeration cold
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Large storms like  flooding businesses, there are ways to protect your commercial ice and refrigeration equipment.1) Cle...
09/29/2022

Large storms like flooding businesses, there are ways to protect your commercial ice and refrigeration equipment.

1) Clear and clean out ice making and refrigeration equipment. If the power goes out, anything kept will go bad.
2) Unplug all equipment to avoid surges that can destroy the machines electrical components.
3) Prepare to need damage control after the storms. When you are on a leasing program with Empire Cooler Service, we include cleanings, maintenance, emergency services, delivery and installation.
4) Cover all outdoor refrigeration and ice makers with pool tarps and waterproof shelters.
5) Keep all drains clear of debris to prevent water backups.

Our customer support team will help find the right solution for any problem. Our technicians will make a site visit to diagnose any issue you’re experiencing and either perform immediate repairs or order replacement parts and schedule a follow-up visit, with as little downtime as possible.

Call us if you have any questions
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Are you up to challenging yourself, learning new skills, and becoming an expert in your field? Are you a proactive probl...
09/26/2022

Are you up to challenging yourself, learning new skills, and becoming an expert in your field? Are you a proactive problem solver ready to grow with a company?

Then we’re looking for you to join our team at our Chicago offices and help Empire Cooler continue to deliver the highest level of service to all of our partners.

Visit our ZipRecruiter Page!
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Here's your sign to clean your ice machine!Not every business has the time or knowledge to clean their ice machine. Ever...
09/23/2022

Here's your sign to clean your ice machine!

Not every business has the time or knowledge to clean their ice machine.

Every machine you lease from Empire Cooler comes with professional cleaning services, maintenance, and installation.

Choosing an all-in-one ice equipment leasing and maintenance plan with Empire Cooler has definite advantages. You’ll save time and money and add value to your business by ensuring that you always have the ice you need to operate—no matter what it takes.

For more information visit or call
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Own your ice machine? From routine cleaning to emergency fixes, Empire Cooler is your go-to partner for quick problem-so...
09/22/2022

Own your ice machine?

From routine cleaning to emergency fixes, Empire Cooler is your go-to partner for quick problem-solving and dependable long-term maintenance and care.

Signing up with Empire Cooler’s Preventative Maintenance Program ensures your equipment is operating efficiently and effectively. We regularly clean your ice machines, provide repairs and check for scale when needed.

When you lease with Empire Cooler you receive cleanings, maintenance, emergency services, and installation!

For more information visit or call
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No upfront investment needed.Empire Cooler’s inclusive commercial ice machine and service contracts provide the most cos...
09/21/2022

No upfront investment needed.

Empire Cooler’s inclusive commercial ice machine and service contracts provide the most cost-effective solution in the ice business.

Before your lease starts, we get to know your unique needs and provide a variety of choices to meet them. We’ll help you find the perfect solution.

Equipment shouldn’t hold you back from growing your business. Our leasing services are cost effective and flexible. If your ice needs change, we will work with you to get you the equipment you need.

For more information on saving your business money
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No one likes surprises when it comes to their commercial ice equipment. Our leasing programs include the emergency servi...
09/20/2022

No one likes surprises when it comes to their commercial ice equipment.

Our leasing programs include the emergency services, cleanings, and installation. Worry free delivery and installation is a call away.

Our Preventative Maintenance Program ensures your machines run at peak efficiency. If something unexpected occurs, you can depend on us to quickly resolve the problem with replacement parts and emergency ice.

For more information visit or call us
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Empire Cooler provides our partners with the most versatile and reliable ice experts in the industry. We work hard to en...
09/19/2022

Empire Cooler provides our partners with the most versatile and reliable ice experts in the industry.

We work hard to ensure that our technicians are well trained across all commercial ice machine brands and models.

One of our favorite brands we use is Manitowoc Foodservice! They have a large selection of commercial ice machines, dispensers, undercounters, hotel dispensers, countertops, and more.

If you have an ice machine, we’re ready to service it and keep your business up and running.

View our full list of equipment today
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Empire Cooler’s equipment advisors will guide you through our commercial ice machine model selection from Hoshizaki, Man...
09/16/2022

Empire Cooler’s equipment advisors will guide you through our commercial ice machine model selection from Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, Follet, MGR, and more.

They’ll walk you through the model options and determine the best fit based on the amount of ice you need, the size of ice machine your business can accommodate, and your budget.

Call us today for a free quote
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Happy 90 Years to our steadfast employees. Congratulations on achieving this anniversary with us! We know you have worke...
09/15/2022

Happy 90 Years to our steadfast employees. Congratulations on achieving this anniversary with us! We know you have worked hard for this accomplishment and we truly appreciate your dedication.

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We have a professional, innovative, and expert team looking for someone to join! Want to join us?Are you up to challengi...
09/13/2022

We have a professional, innovative, and expert team looking for someone to join! Want to join us?

Are you up to challenging yourself, learning new skills, and becoming an expert in your field? Are you a proactive problem solver ready to grow with a company? Then we’re looking for you to join our team and help Empire Cooler continue to deliver the highest level of service to all of our partners.

Visit our Ziprecruiter page today
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We would like to thank Chicago's Green City Market for letting us be the Ice Host for this years Chef's BBQ!Chef BBQ is ...
09/12/2022

We would like to thank Chicago's Green City Market for letting us be the Ice Host for this years Chef's BBQ!

Chef BBQ is Green City Market's largest fundraiser of the year and one of the primary reasons that GCM can operate our year-round farmers' markets, triple-match Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, increase local food-based education, and provide support to local food banks and donation centers.

For more information on Green City or Empire Cooler Service
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Water contains minerals that can affect the taste, appearance,and effectiveness of your commercial ice equipment.Empire ...
09/09/2022

Water contains minerals that can affect the taste, appearance,
and effectiveness of your commercial ice equipment.

Empire Cooler believes prevention is better than treatment.
One of the ways you can prevent complex water build-ups and lime scale is by adding a water filter to every line.

Most filters use reverse osmosis to trap minerals and other contaminants from entering your ice machine.

Minerals like calcium and magnesium create larger issues than just scale. If build-ups are held for long periods, your machine could break down, stop producing ice, and/or leak.

For more information on filters & ice machines please visit or call
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Address

940 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
60642

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+18884612478

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Founded in 1932, Empire Cooler, Inc. is Chicago's oldest & largest ice business machine leasing and ice-making company.

We lease, sell, and service commercial ice-making & refrigeration equipment to a list of clients longer than Michigan Avenue.

Our customers are in Chicago and all over Illinois. Glenview, Schaumburg, Naperville, Orland Park, and every suburb of Chicago in between. We also have clients all over the country! Customers who originate in Chicago and open restaurants in other parts of the country, take us with them. New and repeat business comes from satisfied customers.

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