A popular option for families that love beef is to buy either a whole or half of a freshly butchered cow. Buying directly in this manner allows families to carefully choose the source of their beef: locally sourced, organic, free-range, or any other number of options.
However, when a family buys a portion of an entire cow, the first problem that they often run into is where to store all of the meat. For example, a whole cow produces about 440 lbs of beef, of which approximately 200 lbs is ground beef. Combined with all their other groceries, that amount of beef is impossible to store in a conventional, residential refrigerator/freezer.
These families need freezer space to store all of that meat. Furthermore, they are willing to pay rent for that freezer space. If you own a second-hand, commercial-size freezer, those rent dollars can be coming to you.
Great for Them
Modern families want the convenience of shopping at the grocery combined with knowledge of exactly where their food is coming from. By renting them space in a commercial freezer and providing them reasonable access to pickup meat as they need it, you are providing them exactly what they require. Their home freezer isn't overloaded, and they're getting great food in bulk and at reasonable prices.
You are also saving the expense of buying a large storage freezer for home use. Most families don't even have the space required to set up another bulky appliance. Plus, several families storing their meat in your freezer requires less energy than if they all had their own freezer. So, the environment wins as well.
Great for You
Owning and operating a commercial freezer is a great side hustle opportunity. In many cases, you can set up the freezer in an existing space that you already own/rent. You only need to provide electricity. And then, advertise that you have freezer space available to rent, which is now easier and cheaper than ever before thanks to social media.
The cost of commercial freezers can be significant but is quickly offset if you have several customers storing their food. In fact, with several renters, you could possibly pay for a freezer in a year or less. Then, it's all profit, minus the maintenance costs, of course. Plus, as mentioned briefly above, buying a used commercial freezer will be significantly cheaper than buying a new one.
For more information, research your used commercial freezers options, such as a used stainless steel three-door commercial freezer.