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How Social Networks Can Increase the Income of the Restaurant Business

How Social Networks Can Increase the Income of the Restaurant Business

Did you know that 56% of online adults make use of several social media platforms on a daily basis?
We’re going to take a look at how each social media platform can help increase your restaurant’s income.
The Art and Science of Baking

The Art and Science of Baking

Restaurants, hotels, hospitals, correctional facilities, and bakeries all have something in common: They utilize equipment for foodservice preparation. For many who choose to bake items fresh, they also have to have a little know-how on the art and science of baking!


Fall Dessert Menu

Fall Dessert Menu

We’ve all poked fun at the pumpkin spice craze, but there’s more to fall than just pumpkin! Here are some fall dessert recipe ideas to get your creative juices flowing and your sweet treats in demand. 

Restaurant Equipment: Then and Now

Restaurant Equipment: Then and Now

Much has changed in the realm of restaurant equipment over the past few decades. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane! 


Walk-In Coolers

Walk-In Coolers

Your walk-in unit is arguably the most important and understated piece of restaurant equipment you have. This buying guide will help you choose the right walk-in cooler for your establishment.


Tips for Using Your Cook and Hold Oven

Tips for Using Your Cook and Hold Oven

Cook and hold ovens are an excellent addition to any kitchen looking to invest in equipment that can handle the tasks of many. With such versatility, cook and hold ovens give cooks the ability to multi-task while increasing food yields.


Water-Saving Tips

Water-Saving Tips

Restaurants use an average of almost 6,000 gallons of water every day. But there are ways to be the deviator from the mean by reducing your usage.


Have a Seat: Seating Options for Your Bar Area

Have a Seat: Seating Options for Your Bar Area

Bar stools help to cater to this more casual seating arrangement, and choosing the right seating option for your bar area is the key to rounding out the layout.



Keep your Cakes Fresh in Refrigerated Display Cases

Keep your Cakes Fresh in Refrigerated Display Cases

If you work in a bakery that specializes in frosted cakes and other similarly delicious treats, you know that it doesn't take long for that frosting to start to look a little droopy. That's why it's a good idea to refrigerate your cakes until the time of sale.






Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Commercial refrigerators are a standard in any collection of restaurant equipment. Refrigeration is a necessity of almost any kitchen if you want to keep food and liquids fresh for cooking.





Using Football 'Fan Engagement' Tactics for Your Restaurant

Using Football 'Fan Engagement' Tactics for Your Restaurant

About 65% of Americans enjoy football, and the season is just beginning. While this brings in a whole new wave of influences in the restaurant market, the sport itself also has a lot to offer in return. Football leagues keep their fans engaged, and it’s through the use of these marketing tactics that football still remains the highlight of the season. Use some of these ‘fan engagement’ tactics within your restaurant's own walls to reap the benefits of engaged customers as well!

Cage-Free Eggs

Cage-Free Eggs

Consumers’ changing opinions about food transparency and animal welfare are driving changes in the restaurant industry, and cage-free eggs are topping the list of concerns for many.

How to Select Commercial Shelving Units for Kitchen Efficiency

How to Select Commercial Shelving Units for Kitchen Efficiency

Your kitchen setup truly isn’t complete until you’ve invested some effort into well-placed and carefully-selected shelving units.





Outfitting Your Chefs: Kitchen Uniforms

Outfitting Your Chefs: Kitchen Uniforms

Chef uniforms exude professionalism while serving the purpose of protecting the wearer as well as your customers, and they’re an essential piece of protective wear for food safety purposes as well. As an operative tool in any kitchen, you should know the true purpose of each piece as well as the dos and don’ts in regards to your chef’s uniforms.







National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month

In the proclamation in 1984 designating Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in July, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with "appropriate ceremonies and activities." Here are a few ways your restaurant can incorporate this frozen, creamy treat.


Is Fast-Casual a Fast-Acting Fad?

Is Fast-Casual a Fast-Acting Fad?

The recent surges in growth and success of fast-casual restaurants has certainly reshaped the structure of restaurant dining in recent years. Investors can’t get enough of the trend - and rightly so. The fast-casual sector has certainly earned its place as a high-demand stock, and investors wisely acted by purchasing even small fast-casual chain restaurants knowing they’re likely to succeed. But economy trends are pointing to a pitfall that may befall the fast-casual fad, and that’s the ‘bubble’. Is the fast-casual bubble about to burst?


Using Digital Scales

Using Digital Scales

While cups and measuring spoons have been used for years to measure ingredients, digital scales are truly the way to go when it comes to accurate measurement.

Fall Flavors Moving into Menus

Fall Flavors Moving into Menus

The fall season is upon us, and while the weather may still be warm, restaurants are already planning their fall  menus. In fact, fall is one of the most specialized seasons in terms of flavors that can draw crowds. The jokes about ‘pumpkin flavored everything’ have a well-rooted base in truth, and those who forego fall flavors in their menus are also missing out on a huge chunk of seasonal profits. The flavors of fall are ever evolving, and this year we may see more of the savory and less of the sweet.



Casinos Can Employ Restaurant Equipment To Keep Gamblers And Patrons Happy

Casinos Can Employ Restaurant Equipment To Keep Gamblers And Patrons Happy

Though casinos feature rows and rows of slot machines and card tables, they have many other areas that cater to patrons' needs and desires.

Responding to Taste Trends

Responding to Taste Trends

Keeping on top of the latest trends in the industry is what keeps your restaurant profitable, as you’re able to cater best to what customers want today. Here are some different ways to respond to the taste trends of your customers.




Benefits of Booster Heaters

You may have heard of a booster heater but overlooked the additional investment for any variety of reasons. But the fact of the matter is that adding a booster heater to your dishwashing unit can drastically decrease your energy and water consumption, creating a more efficient dishwashing setup.


Gluten-Free Gluttony!

Gluten-Free Gluttony!

The gluten-free trend doesn’t seem to be slowing just yet, and while many folks are looking for gluten-free options, they’re also becoming more picky about the results. With more gluten-free options popping up in restaurants across America, those who opt for the gluten-free menu are looking for more tasteful, flavorful dishes.


Dough Sheeters

Dough Sheeters

From bakeries to pizzerias, restaurants should consider investing in a dough sheeter to boost production and decrease labor costs.


Panera's New 'No' List

Just recently, Panera announced that it will be removing a swath of ingredients from its list in an effort for a more natural menu selection. Their ‘No’ list targets the removal of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners by 2016. 


High Fuel Costs Can Be Subsidized With Efficient Restaurant Equipment

High Fuel Costs Can Be Subsidized With Efficient Restaurant Equipment

Just like any other machinery, restaurant equipment needs fuel to function properly. 




Chain Restaurants Increase Slightly While Independent Establishments Decline

Chain Restaurants Increase Slightly While Independent Establishments Decline

Despite the many different types of food and drink that establishments serve, there are really only two types of restaurants- a chain eatery that has other locations nationwide, and a mom-and-pop store that only has a few local shops. 

African Cuisine Will Make Customers' Mouths Water

African Cuisine Will Make Customers' Mouths Water

The northern coasts of Africa offer sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, and the fish and other animals that come from this body of water are among the more delicious varieties found in the world. 

Baked Chicken Can Be Healthier And More Delicious Than Fried Varieties

Baked Chicken Can Be Healthier And More Delicious Than Fried Varieties

If food tastes like chicken, it probably tastes pretty good.


Odd Combinations Of Food Can Invite Delicious Results

Odd Combinations Of Food Can Invite Delicious Results

History is filled with strange combinations of food that have turned out to be quite appetizing.

Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

If you are not from central New Jersey, it is unlikely you are familiar with the term pork roll.

Bakeries Should Create Unique Cookies To Satisfy Customers' Sweet Teeth

Bakeries Should Create Unique Cookies To Satisfy Customers' Sweet Teeth

When taking a look at popular culinary trends, one can see that cookies are a common part of American culture.


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.

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.

Beef Up Your Bussing Station

Beef Up Your Bussing Station

In order to ensure that your bussers have all that they need to do their job, you’ll want to beef up your bussing stations and prepare your bussers for busy rush hours. First, there are a few essential steps for bussers to making sure that they’re performing at their best!



Braising Pans Are Simple To Use and Make For Uncomplicated Recipes

Braising Pans Are Simple To Use and Make For Uncomplicated Recipes

In some cases the more complicated a recipe the better the taste.

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.

Kettle Corn Makes For A Great Appetizer

Kettle Corn Makes For A Great Appetizer

Everyone loves to start a meal with a nice appetizer - and if it's free, all the better! Bread baskets are okay, but if you're looking for something that will really stand out, consider offering complementary baskets of kettle corn popcorn to your guests.

Establishments Look To Implement New Restaurant Equipment In 2012

Establishments Look To Implement New Restaurant Equipment In 2012

When business is booming, many companies look to spend more on improving their efficiency. For culinary establishments, this means purchasing restaurant equipment that can help chefs perform everyday tasks such as preparing food and keeping drinks cold. 

Accommodate Customer Demands With A Spacious Commercial Refrigerator

Accommodate Customer Demands With A Spacious Commercial Refrigerator

Restaurants that set up their establishments in busy financial areas may be able to take advantage of typical lunch-time rushes.

Hearty Soups, Sumptuous Stews, and Creative Chilies: A Food Safety Standard

Hearty Soups, Sumptuous Stews, and Creative Chilies: A Food Safety Standard

Cold weather means comfort food, and this is the season for hearty soups, sumptuous stews, and creative chilies! Food safety with your warm foods is of the utmost importance, especially when cooling them for storage.



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