Hot food holding cabinets have long been a favorite of restaurant and catering operations with high-volume outputs, yielding the most benefits to those who have peak hours at certain points of the day and wish to have easy access to prepared hot foods. With an average service life ranging anywhere from 5 to 20 years, many are unaware of the signs that can indicate that it’s time to replace your cabinet.
When you walk in to many of today’s bars, it is not uncommon to hear
loud thumping music and to find a young crowd dancing and drinking
watery mixed drinks. As you can probably guess, this is not an authentic
pub. Authentic Irish pubs are a bit more rare to come across these
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.
you can imagine, choosing an appropriate location for an important
meeting is absolutely crucial in the business world. When deciding on
a restaurant to hold your meeting at, it is critical that you ensure
everyone involved is as comfortable and content as possible, and that
the meeting will be as much of a success as possible in the end.
What once was a source of necessity, food has now evolved to becoming much more. Indeed, we take pride in our meals (as one can clearly see with Instagram photos of their soon-to-be-consumed items), and people are willing to pay top dollar for a meal that ‘tells a story’ (cage-free eggs, free-range chicken, etc).
Have you ever been in a restaurant with a meal that looked so delicious
that you wanted to take a picture of it to upload to Facebook, Twitter,
or even your blog… but when you tried to capture the essence of your
delicious-looking food, you ended up getting nothing but disappointment?
Well, you’re certainly not alone. Often times, taking photos of food in
restaurants turns out to be a very difficult job. Here are five tips to
help you be more successful in taking a photograph of your food the
next time around:
While there are plenty of excellent reasons to visit Charleston, South
Carolina, there is one reason that seems to be above all others: the
food. Charleston has been referred to as the “culinary destination of
the deep South, ” as the city offers foods of all types. Whether it is
fresh seafood, fried food, or other Lowcountry cuisine that you are
craving, one thing you can be sure of is that your meal in Charleston
will stand out from all other foods in tourist areas. Below, are just
five of the best foods you MUST try in Charleston!
Anyone with special dietary needs or desires knows that there is nothing
more frustrating than going out to eat at a restaurant and not knowing
what to order, or whether or not the food that you’re about to bite into
is even safe for you. In a perfect world, all restaurants would have
specialized menus to meet everyone’s specific needs, and nobody would
never have to ask millions of questions about ingredients or how their
food is being made.
If you have ever received less-than-quality service at a restaurant or
other eatery, did you take a moment to consider that perhaps you may
have had something to do with it? Of course it is true that some servers
may not be as good as others at their job, but it is also possible that
you actually influenced the service you received. Here are some key
things to keep in mind that may influence your future restaurant
experiences for the better.
What’s in a name, you ask? Well, quite a bit, actually. In the
business world, there is nothing more important than making an impact
right off the bat, and what better way to do this than with your name
and a little bit of humor? Like with a pun! We’ve all seen shops and
restaurants with cheesy puns as names, right? And you’ve got to admit…
they’re actually pretty catchy! Take a look at this list of ten various
eateries sporting awfully punny names:
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:
Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and spent more on a meal than you
had originally planned to? Or left a restaurant after tipping your
server a bit too much. Well, you may have fallen subject to some the
restaurant industry’s sneaky ways to get you to spend more money without
even realizing it. Especially during the summertime and holiday
seasons, many restaurant owners use sneaky tactics to boost their
profits. Take a look at some of the money-making methods that
restaurants use and be sure to consider them while you are dining out in
order to save yourself a considerable amount of money.
Asking questions like, “Do you want fries with your meal?” or “Would you
like to supersize that?” are not the only ways for foodservice
establishments to increase sales. Believe it or not, you may have been
subjected to sales pitches like these, or other sneaky upselling
techniques, without even knowing it. The truth is, the tactics that
restaurants use to try and get you to spend some extra money are much
subtler than you may realize. Here are a few of them to be aware of from
While dining out with friends or colleagues can be fun, trying to figure
out how to split the check without having everybody leave with a
headache… is not so fun. Moreover, the majority of the time, the
headache and stress that trying to figure this out causes, isn’t even
worth it! Well, here are some quick and easy tips to better deal with
the dreaded issue of splitting the check. Hopefully these tips will make
the situation more tolerable for you and everybody else, especially if
you are not the only one keeping them in mind!
As if living with dietary restrictions isn’t difficult enough, there is
then the issue of going out to eat at restaurants to make matters even
more stressful. If you think about it, when eating in a restaurant, the
fate of your meal rests in the hands of your server and the cooks. Try
not to worry. Fortunately, communicating your restrictions and requests
to your server may not be as complicated as it seems. Here are five tips
for you to use while you are out:
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