When we think of movie theaters, we normally think of big screen TVs paired with buttery popcorn and a soft drink beverage, so theater owners and operators should also consider catering to these essentials first. In terms of foodservice, here’s the equipment you’ll want for the movie theater basics.
Heated shelves are very useful pieces of commercial equipment for your restaurant kitchen, concession stand, catered event, and the like. They are a great fit for buffet lines, pass-through areas, hors d'oeuvre displays, and workstations.
The process of brewing coffee by dripping water over ground coffee beans has mostly gone unchanged for the past 80 years. In response, the selection of coffee equipment has evolved very little, hindering the advancement of our favorite caffeinated beverage (of course, unless you’re a soda drinker and prefer carbonation and caffeine over slow-roasted coffee beans!). Recently, though, many players have made advancements in the field, pushing the limits of coffee brewing as we know it!
While the large units in your kitchen are typically focal points that get a lot of TLC, it’s the smaller pieces of commercial equipment that can sometimes get left on the back-burner when it comes to maintenance and cleaning.
Revolutionizing the foodservice industry, consumers are driving restaurant owners to be creative while paying close attention to the upcoming year’s trends. Based on consumer surveys and site visits, here are some trends to keep an eye on for 2015.
Stainless steel is the medium of choice for many restaurant equipment manufacturers, and for good reason. With a history of durability and reliability, stainless steel now comprises many of the structural components found in most kitchen equipment today.
From the French word ‘braiser’, braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both moist and dry heats and is typically reserved for meats from the front end of the beast. Meaty beef short ribs in particular are a great choice for braising!
Breakfast buffets can be similar to a catering lineup, and many of the pieces of equipment you’d use on a regular basis either in your everyday food preparations or catering can be used for breakfast as well. But breakfast brings with it a few special demands in your equipment.
The best part of any morning is that first taste of freshly brewed coffee. There is no doubt that a good cup of Joe goes a long way, as it can mean the start of a new day, a well-deserved break, or the conclusion of a great meal. While coffee is a must-have in many people’s lives, there are several different types of coffee makers to choose from. Here is a guide to help you to decide which coffee maker is best suited for your needs.
Opening a new restaurant is a daunting task and costly endeavour for many. When it comes to kitchen equipment, knowing how to make informed purchases that are both cost-effective and long-standing can help retain your working capital while reducing headaches in the future.
Investing in kitchen equipment can be costly, and many try to stretch their pennies when it comes to deciding what to get. When choosing between gas and electric equipment, there are more factors than just cost that can affect your restaurant! Knowing the differences between gas and electric equipment for your kitchen can help you make an informed decision in purchasing foodservice appliances.
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.
The equipment you choose to outfit your foodservice establishment with is typically tailored to your customers’ demands and needs. Many times, owners overlook the needs of their own workers and the role that their equipment plays in it!
Over the past 40 years, the number of food-service operations have significantly increased from about 155,000 to about 960,000, so it only makes sense that people would aspire to start their own restaurants. Unfortunately, many restaurants fail during their first year of operation, due to a lack of thorough planning and necessary organization. Luckily, with the appropriate advice and assistance, this does not have to be the case for you. Here is a guide to help you start your own restaurant.
While every restaurant or commercial eatery knows the importance of getting customers to come in, sit down, relax and enjoy the atmosphere, we also must not overlook another segment of business that has very low overhead and the possibility for an added revenue stream with high profitability.
Let’s face it: pizza has become a major staple in the food world. When people don’t feel like making dinner, they get pizza. On football Sundays, they get pizza. For birthday parties, they get pizza. I think you get the idea. Since people don’t always have the time, energy, or equipment to make their own pizzas at home, though, they turn to the next best thing: ordering pizza. Therefore, as a foodservice establishment, it is important to know how to make the perfect homestyle pizza for these people to order and take home.
Catering adds another dimension of service capabilities for restaurants opting for this route. But with catering, restaurant owners are required to invest in additional pieces of equipment in order to keep products at safe temperatures as well as for preparation off-site.
Many operators choose to purchase meats in bulk to save on costs. While this can save money, the reality is that you will need to invest in specialty equipment in order to get the meat from bulk form into succulent tenderloins, ground burgers, or thick filets. Here are a few of our favorites from CKitchen.
Blenders are used around the commercial kitchen to create a variety of dishes and menu items. From smoothies to sauces, blenders are a great tool for spicing up your menu and improving customer satisfaction.
Anyone with a deli-style meat selection will certainly need to invest in extra equipment that a traditional restaurant may not. One big area of difference is with your meat slicing equipment. Choosing the appropriate slicer for your kitchen can make or break your efficiency and final product.
For new and veteran foodservice operators alike, purchasing new equipment can be a financial burden. Many turn to leasing in order to cope with the costly investment, but some wonder whether or not leasing is the right choice if they already have available funds.
Correctional foodservice operators deal with equipment vandalism, budget constraints, complicated service repairs and a score of other issues. Serving food to those who are serving time requires appropriate equipment, and we’re here to help!
Lemons are an integral part of any bar, and restaurants tend to use them across their menus as well. If you aren’t using the entire lemon in your restaurant, you’re missing out on some of the key health benefits that they provide!