Seasons and Holidays

7 Tips for Managing a Restaurant with Ease During Thanksgiving Rush

7 Tips for Managing a Restaurant with Ease During Thanksgiving Rush

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for foodservice establishments. Restaurants often say Thanksgiving is the most hectic Thursday of the calendar, with huge crowds of families and friends jostling in to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.
3 Must Taste, Must Have Autumn Drinks

3 Must Taste, Must Have Autumn Drinks

If you want to enjoy all the healthy and flavorful food and drink options this season, let us check out some autumn drinks.
Three of the Best Ever April Fools Day Restaurant Promotions

Three of the Best Ever April Fools Day Restaurant Promotions

Discover three of the best April Fools Day Restaurant Promotions ever, and get a good laugh in the process.
Candy Making Tips for Women's Day

Candy Making Tips for Women's Day

Women's Day is upon us, and, even if you're not celebrating on the actual day, there are many easy ways that you can make the day special for your woman's family and friends. One of the easiest ways to celebrate this day is by making candy!
Green Dishes Ideas for St. Patrick's Day 2018

Green Dishes Ideas for St. Patrick's Day 2018

With that said, what are YOU making this St. Patrick’s Day? Sure, you’ve got your traditional main dishes like corned beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie, but what about those special green treats to really get into the spirit of the holiday?
7 Best Dessert Recipes by Chefs for International Women’s Day

7 Best Dessert Recipes by Chefs for International Women’s Day

Check out our seven simplistic recipes for delicious desserts, you should be able to come up with something nice, no matter what your skill level (or lack thereof) happens to be in the kitchen.
Design Trends You Can Try Out for Valentine's Day

Design Trends You Can Try Out for Valentine's Day

Here are five of the things you want to consider when it comes to design trends for Valentine's Day. These can be used at home and at work.

7 Awesome New Year Restaurant Party Ideas

7 Awesome New Year Restaurant Party Ideas

There’s nothing quite like serving seasonally-themed meals to put your customers in the holiday spirit. And do you know what can make it even better?

Hosting a New Year party at your restaurant.

7 New Year Gift Ideas for the Chef Who Has Everything

7 New Year Gift Ideas for the Chef Who Has Everything

When you need a gift for a chef, you probably tend to shy away from all things culinary. From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to know where to begin.

Keep these New Year gift ideas in mind – they're perfect for the chef who already has everything.

How to Update Your Restaurant to Winter Season

How to Update Your Restaurant to Winter Season

Are you thinking of adding new winter recipes to your restaurant’s menu?  Here are five delightful recipes that are guaranteed to satisfy and keep your customers happy.



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!


12 Christmas Drinks from Shops to Table

12 Christmas Drinks from Shops to Table

Many people cook Christmas dinners and make holiday-themed desserts. You can do the same with drinks – check out these recipes and complete your Christmas table with some tasty winter drinks.

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.

3 Foods to Put in Your Restaurant Menu This Autumn Season

3 Foods to Put in Your Restaurant Menu This Autumn Season

Are you looking for tasty and delicious foods to add flavor to your autumn restaurant menu?
Here are three fail-proof scrumptious meal ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit this Fall!

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Restaurant

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Restaurant

Are you thinking of keeping your restaurant doors open on Thanksgiving?
Here are a few tips to help you decide on what’s important and what’s not important for your special Thanksgiving event!

Increase the Restaurant's Menu for the Аutumn

Increase the Restaurant's Menu for the Аutumn

Autumn is a great time to introduce new foods and beverages to your restaurant menu. Let's start?
Great Ways to Market Your Restaurant for Fall

Great Ways to Market Your Restaurant for Fall

Fall is a great time to make changes to your commercial kitchen design or even the entire restaurant so customers will be excited about their dining experience. As the season changes and people get into a different, and usually more structured, routine, consider these different ideas designed to attract and retain new visitors.
Capitalizing on New Year's Resolutions

Capitalizing on New Year's Resolutions

As restaurant owners, one of our goals is to cater to demand - the traditional, the trendy, and the topical. If you haven’t taken the time to capitalize on New Year’s resolutions, then you’re likely missing out on a huge chunk of profit!


Prepare Your Restaurant for Summer

Prepare Your Restaurant for Summer

Summer brings with it peak business and busy hours for most restaurants, forcing owners and managers to analyze their current setup and the effectiveness of their equipment. Prepare your restaurant for the summer!

Fall Wines

Fall Wines

Stay trendy and topical with what is predicted to be in high demand this fall by stocking your shelves with quality fall wines.






Shaved Ice for Summertime Snacks

Shaved Ice for Summertime Snacks

Hot summer weather brings with it customers looking for frozen treats. Relief comes in many forms; from ice cream to frozen yogurts, many of the classics are a sure-fire hit to pleasing guests. One such frozen treat is shaved ice, and while it’s easy to make and versatile enough to create a wide variety of dessert products, the addition of an ice shaver is often overlooked. 


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.

Seafood Ideas for Lent

Seafood Ideas for Lent

Starting Ash Wednesday and lasting all the way through Easter Sunday is Lent.  If your restaurant isn’t paying attention to this crowd, then you’re missing out on potential profits and satisfied customers. 


Add Some Spanish Flare to Your Menu with Various Herbs and Spices

Add Some Spanish Flare to Your Menu with Various Herbs and Spices

Though the cuisine of Europe is incredibly varied due to the sheer amount of different nations, there is something special about the culture of Spain. The seasoning and spices that come from this nation are some of the most exquisite ever produced, and can add a delicious flare to a simple meal of rice and sausage. Restaurants looking to jazz up their existing menus should consider incorporating some Spanish cooking into their culinary operations.




Deep Fryers Can Help Restaurants Prepare for Spring Sports

Deep Fryers Can Help Restaurants Prepare for Spring Sports


When Americans watch sports, they often have a hankering for hot, greasy food that tastes fantastic. This is why staples like pizza, french fries and chicken wings are in such high demand during the NFL season. After the Super Bowl, the months of February, March and April are a perfect time for a manager to purchase restaurant equipment to prepare for baseball and the popular NHL and NBA playoffs.




Providing Vegetarian Options for Religious and Cultural Holidays

Providing Vegetarian Options for Religious and Cultural Holidays

There are many different reasons why people choose to abstain from eating meat. Certain religions forbid the consumption of animals out of respect for ancient doctrine while some people simply look to avoid health problems that may be caused by excessive quantities of meat. A successful establishment will keep all of these dietary needs in mind and use restaurant equipment to provide vegan and vegetarian alternatives to popular animal-related cuisine.




4th of July Entertaining

4th of July Entertaining

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!




Summer Trend: Custard, Ice Cream, and Frozen Yogurt

Summer Trend: Custard, Ice Cream, and Frozen Yogurt

Softserve ice cream, custard, and frozen yogurt are best-sellers, but these three treats have many differences between them despite their similar goodness. Knowing how to capitalize on the differences to make the most of your frozen dessert menu can allow you to benefit from specialized dessert menus while bringing in the maximum profit from satisfied customers!







Back to School Commercial Kitchen Style

Back to School Commercial Kitchen Style

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.






Pumpkin Baked Goods

Pumpkin Baked Goods

Fall is the season for warm beverages, comfort foods, and pumpkin baked goods. If you haven’t fit some pumpkin items onto your fall menu, now’s the best time to prepare and create! 


Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

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!







Appetizer Ideas for Fall

Appetizer Ideas for Fall

The fall season is in full swing as restaurants, cafes, and coffee shops introduce a multitude of spiced favorites to their menus. Many foodservice establishments tend to focus on revamping their beverage and dessert menus for the season, but their traditional menus stay mostly unchanged. Now’s the time to add a little flavor to your appetizer menu with these appetizer ideas for fall!

5 Halloween Marketing Tips for Your Restaurant

5 Halloween Marketing Tips for Your Restaurant

Holidays are a great way to promote your business. With Halloween quickly approaching, this is an incredibly smart way to market your restaurant, especially since Halloween is such a fun holiday! From Halloween decorations to Halloween specials, there is an endless number of ways to use this holiday to promote your business. Here are just five of the fun ideas.


Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas for Restaurant Owners

Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas for Restaurant Owners

Thanksgiving season is one of the best times of the year for restaurants to bring in new clients and increase their business with existing clients. It is the time of the year when people spend the most money, so it is important for restaurant owners to take advantage of this by doing some quality marketing to ensure that some of this money is spent at their restaurants. Here are some ways for your restaurant to promote business during the Thanksgiving season:

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Restaurants

Here are just a few categories containing delicious menu items that can be found in restaurants, on and around Thanksgiving Day.



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.


Restaurants Prepping for Football Season

Restaurants Prepping for Football Season

Football season is just beginning, and that means hand-held food items focused on spice, grease, and eatability. What is your restaurant doing to take aim at the football season this year?

Spiced Fall Favorites

Spiced Fall Favorites

Astronomical fall in the Northern Hemisphere begins in just a few weeks on September 23, and many are already prepping their menus and their inventories to cater to fall flavor demands. While many may simply think that a fall menu means adding a little extra pumpkin, cinnamon, or nutmeg spice to each and every item, the fact of the matter is that those who take the time to truly commit to a revamped menu will likely also feel the boost in profits that is sure to follow.

Summer's Favorite Dessert

Summer's Favorite Dessert

Whether your restaurant is quick-serve or dine-in, you’ve probably already incorporated icecream in some form on your dessert menu. While many turn to a traditional cone or sundae, many restaurants forget to tap into the potential of a gourmet ice cream dessert.


Shake Up Your Menu For St. Patrick's Day

Shake Up Your Menu For St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick's Day in the United States, the streets of many cities and towns are awash in a tide of green decorations and Irish pride.


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