Posts by Damon Shrauner

Fresh 'n Hot: Learn the Differences between Mocha, Macchiato, Latte, and Flat White

Fresh 'n Hot: Learn the Differences between Mocha, Macchiato, Latte, and Flat White

There are various types of coffee and brewing methods available, but unless you are a coffee aficionado, it is a challenge to know the differences. In this article, we discuss the different types of coffee and how they are different from each other. 




Small Business Shipping: Best Practices for Home and Small eCommerce Businesses

Small Business Shipping: Best Practices for Home and Small eCommerce Businesses

How do you ship goods to your customers? With an effective small business shipping plan, you can ship your products efficiently at affordable rates. 

10 Things To Avoid When Purchasing An Ice Machine For Your Business

10 Things To Avoid When Purchasing An Ice Machine For Your Business

Are you planning to buy an ice machine for your restaurant, cafe, or bar? In this article, we discuss the common mistakes to avoid while purchasing an ice machine for your business.

Top Cake Trends For the Year 2022

Top Cake Trends For the Year 2022

Explore the latest cake trends, and grab a bigger slice of the cake business in 2022.

Middleby Pizza Oven Buying Guide - The BEST Pizza Ovens For Your Restaurant or Pizzeria

Middleby Pizza Oven Buying Guide - The BEST Pizza Ovens For Your Restaurant or Pizzeria

The series of high-end pizza ovens from Middleby Marshall come equipped with advanced touch control features, patented airflow technology, and a host of other features. Browse through the full Middleby Marshall pizza oven buying guide!

What’s Brewing in 2022: New Coffee Trends To Look Forward To

What’s Brewing in 2022: New Coffee Trends To Look Forward To

Immune boosters, nitro coffee, and coffee subscription are on the coffee lover's checklist this year.

Evolving Hospital Food Service Trends in a Changing World

Evolving Hospital Food Service Trends in a Changing World

Understanding hospital food service trends in a world reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alternative Thanksgiving: Low Carb, Dairy & Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian Ideas

Alternative Thanksgiving: Low Carb, Dairy & Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian Ideas

In this article, we discuss alternative Thanksgiving ideas, vegetarian Thanksgiving dishes, a gluten-free Thanksgiving menu, and a dairy-free Thanksgiving.

Bring Energy Efficient Feature to Your Restaurant: Induction Technologies

Bring Energy Efficient Feature to Your Restaurant: Induction Technologies

Take a deep dive into the world of induction cooking and discover a new world of cooking technology.

K-12 Serving Meals: Sanitation & Cleaning Practices

K-12 Serving Meals: Sanitation & Cleaning Practices

As schools adapt to these changing dynamics, here are some of the best practices for sanitation and hygiene that can be adopted by schools and institutions worldwide.

The Best School Cafeteria Equipment To Serve Evolving Student Dining Habits

The Best School Cafeteria Equipment To Serve Evolving Student Dining Habits

The school cafeteria equipment you need for evolving menu, changing taste, and greater demand for convenience.

How to Start A Meal Prep Business In 6 Steps

How to Start A Meal Prep Business In 6 Steps

Finding the right niche, getting the necessary permits, writing a business plan, and other steps involved in building a profitable meal prep  business.

Commissary Kitchen: How To Rent One and How Much It Costs

Commissary Kitchen: How To Rent One and How Much It Costs

The difference between shared and private kitchen spaces, the associated costs, and other services you get with a commissary kitchen.

4 Genius Restaurant Marketing Ideas To Generate More Customers

4 Genius Restaurant Marketing Ideas To Generate More Customers

If you are in the process of developing or reconfiguring your restaurant marketing strategy, consider using the methods below.

How To Survive Restaurant Staff Shortage And Retain Your Current Employees

How To Survive Restaurant Staff Shortage And Retain Your Current Employees

Bar and restaurant employees are not returning to work at the same rate they were before. If you are an operator struggling to find enough staff to keep your business running, it might be time to bring in automated equipment to fill the gap and support your restaurant staff. 

Going Off-Premise: 5 Brilliant Ways To Substantially Increase Restaurant Sales Outside The Dining Room

Going Off-Premise: 5 Brilliant Ways To Substantially Increase Restaurant Sales Outside The Dining Room

Upgrading your online ordering system, being more accessible, leveling up curbside pickup, and other ways to reel in more off-premise sales.

How To Dig Into Your Food Inventory Data To Squeeze Out More Revenue

How To Dig Into Your Food Inventory Data To Squeeze Out More Revenue

This blog helps you figure out the right way on how to do inventory in a restaurant or bar to uncover the lapses and weak points in your process and ultimately help you mitigate costly errors that are hindering you from turning more profit.

Buying Guide: How to Buy a Food Mixer for Your Foodservice Establishment

Buying Guide: How to Buy a Food Mixer for Your Foodservice Establishment

Delving into the ins and outs of commercial mixers--from the types, capacity, speed, and many more--to find the absolute best unit that checks every box in your list.

Ghost Restaurant Basics: Your Biggest Questions Answered

Ghost Restaurant Basics: Your Biggest Questions Answered

If you are looking for ways to reinvigorate your operation, increase your bottom line, or simply learn more about this concept, this blog post will help you demystify the ghost restaurant.

How The Global Supply Chain Crisis Affects You And What You Can Do To Prepare

How The Global Supply Chain Crisis Affects You And What You Can Do To Prepare

Make sure you are able to get your hands on everything you need. Here are some of the things you should be ready for.

Ice Machine Selection Guide: Manitowoc, Scotsman, and Ice-o-Matic

Ice Machine Selection Guide: Manitowoc, Scotsman, and Ice-o-Matic

Manitowoc, Scotsman, and Ice-O-Matic are some of the biggest names in commercial ice making. These companies offer a variety of powerful and easy-to-operate ice machines to produce any type of ice your facility needs. If you are in the market for a new ice machine, use this guide to find the right one for you.

Type of rice: how to cook fried rice

Type of rice: how to cook fried rice

One of the most popular ways to enjoy rice is by cooking fried rice. This dish can be made with various types of rice. In fact, the recipe can be adjusted slightly to create a variety of fried rice options to please just about any palate.

New Year Restaurant Design for Your Festive Table

New Year Restaurant Design for Your Festive Table

We’ve put together a list of some of the best (and most affordable) ways to decorate your tables this New Years.

Furthermore, many of these ideas involve a little DIY. So, rope in the kids to help you out, and have as much fun as you can!


'Green' Foodservice Myths

'Green' Foodservice Myths

Social responsibility and environmental sustainability are at the forefront for restaurant owners, driving their choices in equipment and ingredients. But with any endeavour comes myths, inaccuracies, and misconceptions - and the ‘green’ foodservice industry is no different.


The Best Drinks To Serve This Winter

The Best Drinks To Serve This Winter

Are you looking for the best drinks to serve this winter? We’ve got you covered and have selected drinks from suitable winter cocktails, right through to the traditional hot drinks.

Fall Craft Beverages

Fall Craft Beverages

Fall is finally in full swing, and consumers are already revving up for holiday beverages. Your beverage selection allows for creativity, and sprucing up your fall craft beverages is necessary in today’s restaurant business.

Food Business Ideas in COVID-19 Times

Food Business Ideas in COVID-19 Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of job loss. If you are looking for a new source of income or looking to start a business from home, read on.

How to Use a Walk-In Freezer

How to Use a Walk-In Freezer

Walk-in freezers are an essential part of any well-run kitchen. There are many items that just can't be found locally and fresh, which means you need a place to keep them stored. The use of a walk-in freezer helps save room in the kitchen, so you won't have to sacrifice precious counter space or room for other restaurant equipment.



Improving Customer Service

Improving Customer Service

Is your customer service better today than it was yesterday? If not, here are some tips to improving customer satisfaction through quality service.

Ice Ice Baby!

Ice Ice Baby!

When choosing an ice machine, it pays to invest in the right type of ice that fits the bill. From cubed to crushed, choosing the right type of ice for your restaurant’s applications is critical in selecting the appropriate ice machine for your kitchen.



Show Gratitude to Those Who Support Your Business

Show Gratitude to Those Who Support Your Business

With an increased workload and more demands at the end of the year, it pays to show a little love to those who helped get you there in the first place.

The History of Commercial Refrigerators

The History of Commercial Refrigerators

Refrigerators revolutionized food storage. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used in homes, warehouses and restaurants. Many restaurants use large walk in refrigerators to store much of their food both because of the space it has inside and the ease of retrieval it allows. Still refrigeration wasn't always as advanced as it is today.



Flake Ice Can Enhance Restaurant Operations

Flake Ice Can Enhance Restaurant Operations

Believe it or not, ice cubes can come in many different shapes and varieties, and restaurant equipment is specifically designed to provide frozen water efficiently.

RECIPE: Chili for Chilly Weather

RECIPE: Chili for Chilly Weather

A spicy stew containing beans, meats, spices, and any number of veggies that is a sure-fire hit for chilly weather is chili.

Menu Labeling Requirement Delayed

Menu Labeling Requirement Delayed

A set deadline for December 2015 was causing restaurant owners nationwide to scramble. The deadline indicated the date for which restaurants would need to provide nutrition information about every menu item to their customers. While some restaurants may have had an easy time with this new regulation, many smaller businesses and supermarkets were realizing that the looming deadline was likely to not be met. Now, the deadline has been moved back a year to December 2016 to give businesses extra time to plan and execute.







Calzones Are A Delicious Item To Add To A Restaurant Menu

Calzones Are A Delicious Item To Add To A Restaurant Menu

Pizzerias, diners and other establishments can benefit from the inclusion of this crispy snack.

Start Seeing Less of Your Spouse!

Start Seeing Less of Your Spouse!

Made ya’ look! But don’t feel guilty for clicking on the link; we’re talking about health food items for your menu.


From Online Traffic to Brick-and-Mortar Sales

From Online Traffic to Brick-and-Mortar Sales

The end goal is to increase sales, there are a few things you can do to get your customers off of their computer and into your restaurant.

Grilling Up Profits for Your Restaurant

Grilling Up Profits for Your Restaurant

Grilling is known to be a better option than cooking with oil (such as frying) because the fats liquefy and fall off the food during the cooking process. If you plan to incorporate grilled items into your menu, you’ll want to invest in the right grill for the job.


Electric Oven Checklist

Electric Oven Checklist

Here is a helpful Electric Oven checklist to assist you in making a hassle-free purchase.


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