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Controlling Food Costs

Controlling Food Costs

There are many variables that play into your bottom line. From unchanging costs like rent to fluctuating costs like utilities, restaurant owners and accountants have their hands full when navigating the financial pitfalls that can turn a profit into a sinkhole.

Coffee Delivery

Coffee Delivery

Starbucks, a leader in the coffee industry, has recently taken steps to bring coffee to your doorstep - literally! Their pilot program for coffee delivery was announced earlier this year, and now select businesses can order coffee through a dedicated website and have it delivered right to their office.

How to Avoid Cross-Contamination in Your Restaurant

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, two lawsuits were filed against the owners of a San Jose Mexican restaurant, Mariscos San Juan #3, where the food made nearly 100 people ill, and left 24 people with confirmed cases of Shigella, a contagious diarrhoeal disease. As of Friday, October 23, 2015, the number of outbreak-associated cases of Shigella had increased to 141, and the number of confirmed cases had risen to 49.





Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes: Cream of Pumpkin Soup & Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad

Looking for an easy and unique salad to serve to your customers this fall season? Or a new and creative soup to offer as an appetizer? Two delicious side-dishes you’ll have to try out in your restaurant this fall season are Cream of Pumpkin Soup and Roasted Pumpkin, Arugula, and Dried Cherry Salad. Take a look at each of these easy, unique, and creative recipes below. You’ll surely want to add these to your recipe book to come back to in the future!




What's in a Name: 10 Restaurants Sporting Punny Names

What’s in a name, you ask? Well, quite a bit, actually. In the business world, there is nothing more important than making an impact right off the bat, and what better way to do this than with your name and a little bit of humor? Like with a pun! We’ve all seen shops and restaurants with cheesy puns as names, right? And you’ve got to admit… they’re actually pretty catchy! Take a look at this list of ten various eateries sporting awfully punny names:





Receiving Good Service at a Restaurant May Actually Be in Your Control

If you have ever received less-than-quality service at a restaurant or other eatery, did you take a moment to consider that perhaps you may have had something to do with it? Of course it is true that some servers may not be as good as others at their job, but it is also possible that you actually influenced the service you received. Here are some key things to keep in mind that may influence your future restaurant experiences for the better.



5 Tips for Ordering a Vegan Meal at Any Restaurant

Anyone with special dietary needs or desires knows that there is nothing more frustrating than going out to eat at a restaurant and not knowing what to order, or whether or not the food that you’re about to bite into is even safe for you. In a perfect world, all restaurants would have specialized menus to meet everyone’s specific needs, and nobody would never have to ask millions of questions about ingredients or how their food is being made.



Growth in the Industry

April was a successful month, at least for three quarters of the restaurant industry. The  National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index’s boost from these numbers shows a promising summertime start for restaurants nationwide, and many are feeling the morale increase as profits continue to steadily climb. An optimistic outlook for growth brings with it some new considerations for restaurants who may have been struggling in the past winter season.


Rice, Rice, And More... Rice!

Rice, Rice, And More... Rice!

Rice is a food that, in America at least, usually takes something of a backseat to whatever other foods it's paired with.

Fry More Than Fries

Fry More Than Fries

While the carnival may have you believing that the only sweet treats coming out of a fryer are deep-fried Oreos or Twinkies, deep frying doesn't always have to mean an unhealthy indulgence.

The Cuisine Range Can Cook Multiple Meals At A Time

The Cuisine Range Can Cook Multiple Meals At A Time

Restaurants require several pieces of equipment in order to create their meals.

A Commercial Range Can Help Chefs Cook World-Class Burgers

A Commercial Range Can Help Chefs Cook World-Class Burgers

Many people across the United States want to eat healthier.

The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Restaurants with Children

The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Restaurants with Children

Are you ready to start bringing your kids to restaurants with you? This doesn’t need to be stressful. You simply need to keep certain tips in mind. By remembering these points, you, your children, and everyone else at the restaurant is far more likely to have a pleasant experience.

Water Filtration

Water Filtration

Filtration is an essential part of water sourcing in any restaurant kitchen and can impact the quality and taste of beverages as well as the longevity and maintenance requirements for your equipment.


Create Sweet And Spicy Barbecue With High-Quality Restaurant Equipment

Create Sweet And Spicy Barbecue With High-Quality Restaurant Equipment

Food takes on a cultural aspect in certain parts of the United States.

Hot Sandwiches Appeal To Professionals Looking For Lunch

Hot Sandwiches Appeal To Professionals Looking For Lunch

Lunch spots typically have to cater to the demands of business professionals who want something quick to eat in between their meetings.

A slow cooker can improve efficiency at a restaurant

A slow cooker can improve efficiency at a restaurant

In some instances, it is more efficient for a restaurant to cook one batch of a staple product at the beginning of each day.

Panini's Can Add Much-Needed Flair To Restaurant Menu's

Panini's Can Add Much-Needed Flair To Restaurant Menu's

The head chef at any restaurant should consider adding panini's to a menu to take advantage of this popular meal.

Heated Shelves Are Perfect For Busy Pizzerias

Heated Shelves Are Perfect For Busy Pizzerias

With enough of these devices a pizzeria can bake dozens of pies at the beginning of the day and serve them as demand dictates.

Bake The Perfect Meal With A Convection Oven

Bake The Perfect Meal With A Convection Oven

There are many qualities of a restaurant that are under scrutiny in these cases. In many ways, having the proper restaurant equipment can help guarantee that every item is cooked to perfection.

Use Alternative Meats For Health-Conscious Customers

Use Alternative Meats For Health-Conscious Customers

Recent studies by culinary professionals have determined that excessive amounts of red meat can lead to long-term complications.

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