Keeping your kitchen clean is one of the most basic steps in food safety and sanitation. Quaternary sanitation is one option when it comes to ensuring that your kitchen is free of bacteria and microbials!
No matter how you slice it, food slicers are not all created equal. As a pivotal piece of equipment for many restaurateurs, choosing the appropriate slicer for your kitchen can make or break your efficiency and final product. There are a few key points to keep in mind when shopping for a meat slicer, and comparing each point to your restaurant’s needs will ensure that your choice is optimal for the job!
For small business owners, opening a new restaurant can be a financially daunting task. There are a variety of small business lease options to help you and your business afford quality, name-brand equipment to support your kitchen operations.
Holidays bring with them a surge in business for restaurants, and the fourth of July is no different! With unique themes and festive accoutrements, Independence Day is a holiday where you can integrate the traditional and the modern. While some may simply add a few patriotic decorations, the truly business-minded restaurants will take full advantage of a holiday to reap the most benefits. Entertaining your guests can be both rewarding and fun for your restaurant and staff on the 4th of July!
By combining the use of upselling as suggestive-selling in regards to appetizers and desserts, you can increase your ticket averages and even tips! Learning to use appetizer and dessert sales to increase ticket averages and tips can equate to an exponentially more profitable restaurant business.
Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to start preparing for the school season! Many of your supplies will see an increase in usage as kids head back to school, so make sure your restaurant is prepared.
Suggestive selling is an easy way to increase ticket averages and tips in an unobtrusive and pleasant manner. Let’s take a closer look at suggestive selling and how to incorporate it into your restaurant in a way that is profitable.
very restaurant needs to supply their kitchen with foodservice equipment, but identical products can be sold at vastly different costs depending on the dealer. CKitchen is your premier buying group member for all of your foodservice equipment needs, and choosing us as your dealer can save you substantial money, effort, and headache in the long run!
Chances are, the majority of your customers are on some social media platform. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram - there are a multitude of social media outlets that can be utilized to reach your customers at little to no cost to you! While you may have recognized the value of social media for brand marketing, avoiding social media pitfalls and keeping your content fresh is key to having a successful social media platform.
Stainless steel is a well-known and widely-used material, especially in restaurants. Going back to basics, let’s delve into what stainless steel actually is, what the different grades are, and what types of finishes can be used.
With seasonal changes typically comes a change in customer base and demand! The most successful businesses - including restaurants - tend to hone in on these seasonal variations, changing up their menu, decor, and advertising tactics to bring in the most profit during each season.
Temperatures are at their yearly high, and your restaurant should also be turning up the heat on your summer marketing promotions! Now is a better time than ever to solidify existing customer relationships by offering hot deals and cool treats!
With pumpkin spice lattes and fresh apple pies comes another fall favorite: roasted veggies and meats. Harking to memories of juicy morsels with a crisp, sweet shell, roasting is a fan favorite for many Americans. If you haven’t already invested in a roaster, now is the perfect time to add this essential to your kitchen lineup.
Many restaurant owners invest large amounts of time, money, and effort in finding the perfect commercial-grade kitchen equipment for their restaurant, but those efforts may be in vain. When it comes to beverage dispensers and ice machines, the water used to create ice and add to beverages must reflect the same quality that you purchased in the design of your equipment. In fact, it’s almost essential for you to invest in a water filtration system to cleanse the incoming water lines to your restaurant - specifically, to your beverage and ice machines. EverPure water filtration systems are the perfect solution to filtering the incoming water to your units, leaving a clean, fresh input for your ice makers and beverage dispensers.
Owning a small business is costly, and the government is providing tax deductions for those who qualify, making the financial burden a little less heavy. While planning your finances for your new restaurant, it pays to become familiar with Section 179 in order to assist you with making smart capital investments.
For many breakfast-style eateries and other types of restaurant that use a griddle as a focal point in their kitchen, servicing their commercial griddle should be one of the top priorities. Indeed, a breakdown of this unit can close your shop indefinitely, so take care to follow a few of these tips when servicing your commercial griddle.
Many chain restaurants already have branch restaurants within airport terminals to cater to customers on-the-go. These smaller versions of parent establishments tend to use less equipment and a smaller conjugated menu in order to ensure quick service, efficient workflow, and customer satisfaction that one would expect from the larger brick-and-mortar establishment.
Many customers coming in to a fast-casual or sit-down restaurant tend to assume that they’re making the healthier choice by foregoing fast food options. We all know appearances can be deceiving, so researchers set out to find out whether or not restaurants truly are healthier than fast food.
Every breakfast place needs to have at least two things perfected: their coffee and their pancakes. Pancakes are one of the most popular breakfast menu items because there are so many ways they can be served.
There is nothing more satisfying than spending a sunny afternoon feasting on cooked meat and vegetables fresh off the grill. Anyone who has a couple of bags of charcoal and a barbecue can prepare tons of delicious food, and restaurants often try to recreate the authentic flavor and form of backyard meals.
Food service establishments are testing the waters with different options to catering to more customers, and one of those options is delivery. While typically reserved for pizza shops and fast-casual niche restaurants, other establishments are starting to consider diving into the delivery pool as well.
The cook and hold oven is the perfect versatile solution, preparing foods slowly for better results and maximum yields while holding cooked foods safely until serving. If you haven’t considered a cook and hold oven for your restaurant, then it’s time to take a closer look.
Consumers have grown accustomed to having a variety of drink options at their disposal, which means restaurants can never have enough refrigeration devices to house them all. As a result, many restaurants are boosting their equipment to make room for more products.
As drinks become something of a science, the bars that support the scientists are starting to look more and more like a lab. There are many new players in the bartender’s arsenal, and here are some to name a few.
Being able to offer your guests risotto will add a touch of class to your menu, but only if you can make it just right. Many busy kitchens don't have the time to spend perfecting their risotto recipe, and many cooks are intimidated by the dish.