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Start A Profitable BBQ Restaurant With This Winning Equipment Lineup

Start A Profitable BBQ Restaurant With This Winning Equipment Lineup

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.

New Year Delivery: How to Arrange a Delivery Service at Your Restaurant

New Year Delivery: How to Arrange a Delivery Service at Your Restaurant

How can you do this? Learning how to provide restaurant delivery efficiently can help you grow your business, create a better experience for patrons, and take advantage of the holiday rush.
Top 10 Grilling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Top 10 Grilling Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Improper setup, poor timing, less-than-ideal temperature, and other no-nos that could be negatively impacting the taste and quality of your grilled offerings.

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.


Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Recipes to Raise Your Profits: Four Great Molecular Dishes

Molecular dishes offer you the chance to give customers great taste with an interesting presentation. Understanding the science behind molecular dishes helps you craft the foods that can help raise profits.

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.

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for Restaurants

Top 10 Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes for Restaurants

A fantastic way to make sure you’re catering to healthy eaters and alternative diets – not to mention hot food trends – is to provide vegans and vegetarians their own menu. 

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

Check out these recipes and complete your Christmas table with some tasty winter drinks.


Better Ingredients? Fast Food Patrons Demand It

Better Ingredients? Fast Food Patrons Demand It

The demand for food transparency is leaving foodservice operators with a hard choice: Invest in better ingredients, or suffer the consequences.

Converting Your Walk-In Freezer to a Cooler

Converting Your Walk-In Freezer to a Cooler

Have a look at these tips to see if changing your freezer to a cooler is do’able and appropriate for your restaurant.

Taking Foam Out of the Equation

Taking Foam Out of the Equation

From delivery to take-out to packaging customer leftovers, styrofoam boxes are an integral part of food transportation for many. As part of environmentally-friendly initiatives, many large cities are choosing to ban the use of foam containers altogether.


Kitchen Display: From Back to Front

Kitchen Display: From Back to Front

Traditionally, restaurants have created clear boundaries between the front- and back-of-house operations by separating the kitchen from dining area. Consider bringing your closed-system kitchen out to the forefront and on display in your restaurant.

How to cook lobster tails

How to cook lobster tails

Learn how to cook lobster tails, from shopping to prepping, to cooking and serving, in this handy guide.

'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.

Mexican Menu

Mexican Menu

Whether you’re designing an entire menu with adding a hint of ethnic entrees to your lineup, there are a few essentials to keep in mind for your Mexican menu.

Serving and Selling Tea

Serving and Selling Tea

Knowing how to sell and serve your selection of tea can make the difference between merely offering tea to making a profit.

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.


The Art and Science of Baking

The Art and Science of Baking

Restaurants, hotels, hospitals, correctional facilities, and bakeries all have something in common: They utilize equipment for foodservice preparation. For many who choose to bake items fresh, they also have to have a little know-how on the art and science of baking!

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

Food of Thrones: Updating your menu, winter is coming

Mashed potatoes with a twist, vegetarian stews, creamy soups, and other amazing recipes perfect for the cold weather.

Tea Time!

Tea Time!

Hot beverages are the name of the game during cold-weather seasons, and while the more obvious coffee and espresso drinks are sure to grace most menus, many forget the value of adding tea to the mix.

Long-term Cost of Choosing Chemicals for Short-term Savings

Long-term Cost of Choosing Chemicals for Short-term Savings

Choosing the right dishwasher for your restaurant is an important choice with long-lasting effects. While many choose a low-temp dishwasher with chemical sanitizing for the short-term savings, the long-term costs may be substantial enough to consider!






Shying Away from the Brand

Shying Away from the Brand

Brand names say a lot about your company and what a consumer should expect.  If you’re looking to rebrand yourself without changing the name, here’s what they’re doing right now!





Gift Cards

Gift Cards

The holiday season typically means more traffic and busier peak hours, and making the most out of each and every customer can substantially boost your overall profits. Gift cards are a great way to tap into the holiday season while promoting your business in the long-run. 

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.

Extending the Life of Your Knives

Extending the Life of Your Knives

Products, dishes, and menus vary from restaurant to restaurant, but most all restaurants use knives in their kitchen. As probably the most used tool in your kitchen, your knives need to be well maintained to achieve the best results and longest life. A high-quality knife set can be a big financial investment, but the payoffs can be longstanding, especially if you regularly maintain your set! Investing in the proper knives and maintaining their quality is key to extending the life of your knife set.




Kid-Friendly Supplies for Restaurants

Kid-Friendly Supplies for Restaurants

Family-friendly restaurants from fast-food to fast-casual need to invest extra time, money, and effort into ensuring that their establishment is safe and appropriately-stocked for children.





The Most Important Meal of the Day!

The Most Important Meal of the Day!

While designing your breakfast menu, knowing what your customers want and where the breakfast trends are headed can keep your morning meals profitable and desirable.

U.S. Housing Market Helps Entrepreneurs Cook Up New Restaurants

U.S. Housing Market Helps Entrepreneurs Cook Up New Restaurants

Mydesert.com reported that a diner in Rancho Mirage, California closed after four years of business, but was immediately purchased by a person looking to transform it into a Greek restaurant. Using existing equipment gives restaurant owners the opportunity to focus their efforts in other areas, but they can use the additional funds to invest in top-of-the-line equipment if necessary.

Juice Bar Evolution

Juice Bar Evolution

Venturing out past the traditional juice selections and towards trendy favorites can keep you ahead of the game and on top of your profits.
Bakeries Should Create Unique Cookies To Satisfy Customers' Sweet Teeth

Bakeries Should Create Unique Cookies To Satisfy Customers' Sweet Teeth

When taking a look at popular culinary trends, one can see that cookies are a common part of American culture.


Essential Roasting Tools

Essential Roasting Tools

Boost your profits during the fall and winter seasons with hearty, roasted dishes! Here are some essential tools to add to your lineup.

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. Not only are roasted items a shoo-in for any menu, but you’ll likely boost your profits during the fall and winter seasons with hearty, roasted dishes! When working with your roaster, here are some essential tools to add to your lineup.

Meat Preparation Equipment

Meat Preparation Equipment

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.





Steamers Can Add A Fishy Appetizer To Any Restaurant Menu

Steamers Can Add A Fishy Appetizer To Any Restaurant Menu

If you have ever been to a seafood restaurant, chances are you know what steamers are.

Servicing Your Steamer Unit

Servicing Your Steamer Unit

Ensuring that you’re servicing your steamer unit correctly can extend its life and keep it functioning efficiently for the duration. Here are 5 servicing tips for your commercial steamer. 

Choosing Top-Mounted Refrigeration

Choosing Top-Mounted Refrigeration

Refrigeration and cooling units are an integral part to every restaurant’s kitchen. As a potentially huge sinkhole for energy consumption, correct selection and placement of these kitchen monsters can mean the difference between a wise investment and a costly mistake. When it comes to selection of your reach-in refrigeration, there are two main categories to choose from: top-mounted and bottom-mounted. Choosing a top-mounted reach-in unit for the back of the house is ideal!

Is Delivery Right for You?

Is Delivery Right for You?

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.


How to Select Commercial Shelving Units for Kitchen Efficiency

How to Select Commercial Shelving Units for Kitchen Efficiency

Your kitchen setup truly isn’t complete until you’ve invested some effort into well-placed and carefully-selected shelving units.





Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

Pork Roll Is A Great Dish For Diners And Breakfast Cafes

If you are not from central New Jersey, it is unlikely you are familiar with the term pork roll.


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