Hospitality Carts

Hospitality carts typically describe; beverage, coffee carts, breakfast carts or other mobile storage and display units commonly used in office buildings or professional settings.


Beverage Cart: Beverage carts offer storage space and accessibility to beverages and refreshments for a business or office use.

Coffee Cart, Coffee Bar: A coffee bar or coffee cart is a business-friendly mobile storage unit with versatile worktop for setting up a coffee station in a number of different settings. The carts usually have cabinet-style base structures for storing coffee supplies, and the tops have raised backs and sides to contain coffee supplies placed on top.

Coffee Cart
Coffee Cart

Machine Stand: Machine stands offer ample space atop its mobile base for placing fax machine, printer, or other office devices. The base usually contains open or closed storage compartments for organizing essentials associated with the machine.

Meeting Cart: Meeting carts can be used for beverages and refreshments, or other enhancements to support busy meeting schedules or accommodate guests with refreshments.

Serving Cart: Most serving carts have two or three shelves for maximizing the cart’s load capacity. Serving cart shelves generally contain raised edges for stabilizing items while the cart is in motion.

Cart Components

Adjustable Shelf: Adjustable shelves allow the user to customize shelf height and spacing by repositioning the shelf clips in a set of predrilled holes on the inner sides of a storage unit frame.

Adjustable Interior Shelf: An adjustable interior shelf offers the convenience of adjustable shelves but on the inside of an enclosed cabinet.

Casters, Locking Casters: Hospitality carts and mobile storage units are set on casters to add mobility to the design.

Dual Handles: Many hospitality carts feature a dual handle design, allowing two-person transport control or enhanced steering with maneuvering from either end.

Hospitality Cart with Machine Stand
Machine Stand

European Hinges: European hinges are supportive hinges connecting cabinet doors to the cabinet base, and the hinges are contained within the cabinet when the doors are closed.

Inside Pocket: An inside pocket is generally found on the inner surface of a cabinet door. The pocket is sized for hold standard letter-sized folders and documents of 8-1/2" by 11" in size.

Matching Edge: Hospitality carts with matching edges have the edges of the laminate or melamine finished panels finished in matching laminate or melamine.

Polypropylene Shelf: Serving carts feature polypropylene shelves made of durable, damage-resistant polypropylene plastic. These shelves resist scratches, stains, dents and impact damage, and will not rust.

Self-Closing Hinges: Self-closing hinges reduce damage from constant impact by catching the cabinet doors before they slam shut by slowly guiding the doors closed. The concept of self-closing hinges helps protect the frame and storage cabinet assembly from loose connections or other damage associated with constant access.

Hospitality Cart with Dual Handles
Dual Handles

2/3-Extension Glides: Drawers set on 2/3 extension glides pull open to reveal full access to the front two-thirds of the drawer, with the back third of the drawer remaining within the storage compartment.

Construction Materials

Steel Frame: Select hospitality carts feature steel frame construction. The steel components enhance strength and structural support to the overall cart design.

Aluminum Uprights: Aluminum uprights refer to the support posts comprising the frame of select hospitality or serving carts. The aluminum creates a lightweight cart design without loss of strength and the smooth aluminum finish resists damage for lasting quality appearance and use.

Cam and Post Assembly: Cam and post assembly helps simplify the assembly process. Predrilled holes access the round cams, and corresponding panels contain holes for the posts. Posts are screwed into their predrilled holes, and then the extending portion of the post is inserted into the adjoining cam. The cam is rotated with a screwdriver or similar tool and locks the post in place for a lasting durable connection.

Meeting Cart

Furniture Grade Wood Panels: Furniture grade wood panels offer reliable strength, uniform size and thickness, and generally contain fewer defects, blemishes, or other potential weak points.

Heat-Resistant Finish: Laminate and melamine finishes are relatively heat-resistant, similar to the finish on kitchen countertops.

Laminate Finish: Laminate finish is applied to furniture components with pressure and heat, securing the bond and containing multiple under-layers for durability. Laminate finish is relatively damage-resistant, preventing signs of regular use by resisting scratches, stains, and other common wear.

Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is often thermofused, applied using heat and pressure. Melamine offers the durability of laminate with an impact, scratch, and stain-resistant surface. Unlike laminate, melamine is applied with few layers.

Water Repelling Finish: Water-repelling finish is usually laminate or melamine, offering a non-porous, easy to clean work surface.


Adjustable-Height Increments: The holes for the shelf pegs are spaced evenly, providing adjustable-height increments. The adjustable-height increments are the differences in height positions between two consecutive sets of holes. Typical adjustable-height increments are 1" between the positions.

Comfortable Standing Height: A comfortable standing height refers to carts designed for access while standing, without having to bend or reach. Standing height is usually over 30" while comfortable standing height is often over 40" to accommodate most users.

Raised Back and Side Edges, Retaining Edges: Hospitality carts often feature raised side and back edges around the top of the work surface. These raised edges prevent items from slipping or spilling over the back or sides, functioning as retaining edges.

Scratch-Resistant, Chip-Resistant, Dent-Resistant Design: High-pressure laminate and thermofused melamine finishes resist damage caused by frequent use, including scratches, rust, and dents. The impact-resistant finished are non-metal and will not rust from exposure. The finishes are also non-porous, reducing risk of damage from exposure to moisture.

Shelf Spacing, Shelf Clearance: Shelf spacing and shelf clearance refer to the amount of usable space between the top of one shelf and the bottom of the shelf above it.

Weight Capacity: The weight capacity of storage and serving carts is listed as either the overall weight capacity or the per-shelf weight capacity, when listed.