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How Technology Is Being Incorporated into the Food-Service Industry

From choosing their meals, to ordering their food, to paying their bill, people all over the world have begun using various forms of technology to improve their experiences with different food services. With all different types of technology on the rise, it is no wonder that restaurants are finding it to be a good idea to incorporate various technological ideas into their establishments.


Know When to Replace Your Beverage Dispenser

Know When to Replace Your Beverage Dispenser

While regular maintenance can help extend the life of your beverage dispenser, the fact of the matter is that everything, in due time, will wear and tear and become either too costly to repair or too outdated to fit in with your evolving commercial kitchen. Here are some signs that could signify that it’s time to replace your beverage dispenser.



Promotional Ideas for Your Restaurant

Promotional Ideas for Your Restaurant

A well-designed restaurant, flavorful menu, and friendly service are certainly aspects to restaurant management that can earn you more business. While these necessities can certainly help you retain your loyal customers, you’ll still need more than a simple word-of-mouth from your current clientele to ensure that your restaurant stays profitable.


Self Expression and Modern Dining

Self Expression and Modern Dining

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).

Fall Flavors Moving into Menus

Fall Flavors Moving into Menus

The fall season is upon us, and while the weather may still be warm, restaurants are already planning their fall  menus. In fact, fall is one of the most specialized seasons in terms of flavors that can draw crowds. The jokes about ‘pumpkin flavored everything’ have a well-rooted base in truth, and those who forego fall flavors in their menus are also missing out on a huge chunk of seasonal profits. The flavors of fall are ever evolving, and this year we may see more of the savory and less of the sweet.



The Importance of Being Food Allergy Safe

The Importance of Being Food Allergy Safe

Dairy, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat: Does your restaurant include in part or in whole any of these items?  

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

3 Equipment Essentials for Your Commercial Kitchen

Whether you’re opening a new commercial kitchen or renovating your existing restaurant space, starting with a well-stocked list of commercial kitchen equipment is essential to starting on the right foot! 



Menu Analysis

Menu Analysis

Marketing is what drives sales in your restaurant, and your menu is the best marketing tool for customers who are inside your establishment.


15 Food Safety Best Practices Every Foodservice Facility Must Observe

15 Food Safety Best Practices Every Foodservice Facility Must Observe

Some commercial kitchens use color-coded cutting boards, utensils, and containers for different items. You may want to adopt this practice as well to keep staff from accidentally using the same tools for different food items. The sanitation team also plays a huge part in preventing contamination since clean and sanitized surfaces are important to keep different types of food from coming in contact with one another.

Commercial Kitchen Colors: How Your Choice of Colors Affects Staff Productivity

Commercial Kitchen Colors: How Your Choice of Colors Affects Staff Productivity

But “Should we paint the kitchen walls red or blue?” isn’t a question many restaurant owners ask when building or renovating their back-of-house operations. Most of the attention to the color palette is reserved for the dining area. But just as colors can elicit certain reactions from your customers, they also have an effect on the behavior and well-being of your kitchen staff.
How To Choose A Pizza Oven

How To Choose A Pizza Oven

Specialty equipment like pizza ovens are essential to any Italian restaurant or pizzeria. Even traditional restaurants and small diners choose to invest in pizza ovens, as pizza has become such a popular menu item. Additionally, the evolution of these ovens have made them ideal for cooking foods in addition to more than just their namesakes!





Millennials Influencing the Snacking Craze

Millennials Influencing the Snacking Craze

Snacking has long been a part of American cuisine. Bite-size and small portion foods help to fill out the day in between our standard meal times, and many opt to snack as a way to indulge rather than sustain. The Millennial generation has further fueled the demand for snacking options, and restaurants who choose to forego these small-portion dishes can be missing out on a large chunk of profit.

What Energy Efficient Ventless Dishwashers Mean to You

What Energy Efficient Ventless Dishwashers Mean to You

Energy efficiency is the name of the game in modern commercial equipment, and the newest dishwashers are manufacturing some formidable players! You may as well invest in a dishwasher that has more to offer than just sparkling dishes - and an energy efficient ventless dishwasher is the way to go!



Kids’ Zone in Restaurants

Kids’ Zone in Restaurants

Adults with children get to dine in an adult setting and adults without them can enjoy their food in peace.

Work Clothes for Workplace

Work Clothes for Workplace

If you break these rules, it will reflect badly and people will not take you seriously. It is best not to mess up your professional history. You never know when a reference will be needed from a past employer.
Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

This is a food item that you could eat with any number of other entrees or main course items.
Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe

Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe

The vegan zucchini bread recipe is one such item that you will enjoy and can be prepared any time of the week.
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.
Ice: The 'Other' Food

Ice: The 'Other' Food

Working in a restaurant kitchen exposes chefs to a variety of cuisines. While the utmost food safety standards are held in place for most kitchen practices, the ice bin is often overlooked.


Fall Dessert Menu

Fall Dessert Menu

We’ve all poked fun at the pumpkin spice craze, but there’s more to fall than just pumpkin! Here are some fall dessert recipe ideas to get your creative juices flowing and your sweet treats in demand. 

Ice Machines: How to Decide on Details

Ice Machines: How to Decide on Details

Deciding on the details - from the size of your machine to the type of ice it produces - can make all the difference in its integration into the efficiency of your kitchen.

Traveling with Food and Best Practices for Shipping Food

Traveling with Food and Best Practices for Shipping Food

The best way to do so is to package it properly and implement the best practices for shipping food. So what do you do?
Autumn in the Restaurant Menu: Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn in the Restaurant Menu: Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

But, ‘tis the season for all things pumpkin, and we have some recipes that will thrill you this autumn.
Back to School Food

Back to School Food

You don’t have to fear the back to school season. All you need to do is to plan in advice, especially in preparation to get back to school food!
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!

Sinks: Know Your Codes!

Sinks: Know Your Codes!

Commercial kitchen sinks are an integral part to any restaurant. Not only are they necessary for handwashing and dishwashing, but they’re also required by law to follow code guidelines and meet certain criteria. Crucial for food safety, the proper commercial sinks are a critical component to keeping your employees sanitary and your dishware clean! Knowing the codes for kitchen sinks can help ensure that your restaurant has exactly the right type of sink for your kitchen setup. 

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.






8 Coffee Trends

8 Coffee Trends

Coffee is one of America’s favorite caffeinated beverages, catering to the 83% of adults in the United States who drink it on a regular basis. With any high-sales product comes the need for restaurants and marketers to keep a close eye on trends and reflect their efforts appropriately to match.


Flat vs Char Grill

Flat vs Char Grill

While one is not necessarily better than the other, there are a few things to consider when making the decision between flat and char grills.




Advances in Coffee Equipment

Advances in Coffee Equipment

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!



Kitchen Design Configurations

Kitchen Design Configurations

Based on your space and needs, there are four standard configurations that designers will typically use for your kitchen setup.

  



Handling Cash Within a Restaurant – Different Methods

Handling Cash Within a Restaurant – Different Methods

Here, we will discuss some quick tips for those working in the restaurant business and want to gain a better understanding of cash handling.
Counting Calories on a Restaurant Menu

Counting Calories on a Restaurant Menu

We will discuss how you can use this information and what to do if this information is not available.

Glassware - Effects of Perception

Glassware - Effects of Perception

Image is everything, and the perception of your restaurant is based off of more than just the menu items you offer. The way a meal is presented can actually overshadow the quality of the meal itself. In fact, we’d argue that there’s more that influences the quality of a meal other than simply how the meal tastes! The type of dishware and glassware you use should reflect your restaurant’s theme and/or atmosphere. Glassware is an aspect of restaurant marketing that can be easily overlooked. The effects of the glassware you choose for your restaurant can influence customers’ overall perceptions.






Apple Watch for Chefs and Foodies

Apple Watch for Chefs and Foodies

Here, we will share a few of our favorite Apple Watch apps with you that will help you discover new foods and stay on top of your nutrition and goals.

Great Salmon Recipe: Easy Honey Garlic Salmon

Great Salmon Recipe: Easy Honey Garlic Salmon

Are you ready to find the perfect salmon meal that is just right for you and your family? Then keep reading for the full directions and step by step guide so you can make this great salmon recipe in just 15 minutes or less.
A Beginners Guide to Brewing Coffee Like a Pro

A Beginners Guide to Brewing Coffee Like a Pro

If you’re thinking of starting a coffee shop soon or just simply want to learn how to brew coffee like a pro, sit back, relax, and read on!

5 Next-Level Commercial Kitchen Equipment Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

5 Next-Level Commercial Kitchen Equipment Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

That trend will roll over in 2019 along with other trends that will create a safer, faster, environment-friendly, and error-free zone.

Profits - A Drink Best Served Cold

Profits - A Drink Best Served Cold

When you’re searching for ways to maximize profits, many people tend to leave beverages out of the equation. They’re typically looked upon as a standard accessory to any meal - and an accessory that rarely brings in a substantial profit. In order to maximize your profits, any seasoned veteran of the restaurant business will tell you that they key is in diversity, and this includes your beverage selection! Frozen drink machines are a valuable component when maximizing your profits.






Espresso Equipment Walkthrough

Espresso Equipment Walkthrough

Espresso drinks require more than a simple pour, and the equipment requires more than simply flipping a switch. Once trained, though, your baristas can utilize your espresso machine to create delicious concoctions that are sure to keep your customers coming back for more.



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