About Us

Economic Equipment Locators is family-operated small business founded by two brothers: Amando and Mario in 2011, later one more brother, Alfredo, joined the small business venture. Each have more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant business within 5-star hotels and resorts, fine dining restaurants and small mom-and-pop restaurant enterprises with varying cuisines from around the world. Each started at entry-level positions as dishwashers eventually working their way up to top Chefs in the food industry.

Amando Solorio experimented in the fine dining world as a Chef for more than 25 years in California, Ohio, and Arizona. He worked at Marriott Corporation, Sanctuary on Camelback , and Compass Group.

Mario Solorio, worked in several fine dining restaurants as a Chef for more than 25 years in several states in the Southwest: Arizona, California, and Nevada. Mario also worked with Banner hospitals in Arizona producing thousands of meals daily as their former Corporate Chef before founding EEL.

Alfredo Solorio has worked in fine dining locations and small restaurants for over 25 years before joining EEL with his three brothers. He’s worked in various resorts like Marriott Corporation and Embassy Suites serving thousands of guests.

These four brothers know the great investment it takes to have the right commercial kitchen equipment for a successful venue.

The family continues to be involved in the local Phoenix Restaurant Scene. My Slice of the Pie Pizzeria is owned by the Solorio family and was awarded the best pizza in Arizona by Yelp in 2023.

EEL knows the industry and would like to support restaurateurs in supplying the foundation of your commercial kitchen at affordable price with used restaurant equipment to make your restaurant or commercial operation a success with great savings.