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A Walk Through Your Walk-In: Part 2

A Walk Through Your Walk-In: Part 2

Your walk-in unit is arguably the most important and understated piece of restaurant equipment you have. This is PART 2 of Walking Through Your Walk-In series!






Walk-In Insulation

Walk-In Insulation

What many don’t realize is that the insulation for your walk-in unit can play a huge role in the efficiency of the unit itself which can impact your utility bills, the maintenance of your unit, and the lifespan of your unit as well.


Choosing the Right Ice Machine

Choosing the Right Ice Machine

Shopping for a new ice machine can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re in the market for the first time. These units are critical for most food service operations, so choosing the wrong ice machine for your needs can spell disaster in the long-run.

Restaurant Kiosks

Restaurant Kiosks

2015 is a whole new year, and you may be considering a swath of new and trendy ways to cater to your customers. As it were, many restaurants are tapping into the ‘restaurant kiosk’ fad which allows customers to self-serve and order without the help of employees.


HACCP: Hand Washing

HACCP: Hand Washing

Hazard analysis plays a critical role in the design of your kitchen, and reducing the risk of foodborne illness through a setup designed to promote sanitation is the key to prevention.






2014 Cocktail Winners

2014 Cocktail Winners

If your restaurant serves cocktails, then having a well-rounded selection of classic favorites and trendy mixes is the key to increasing your margin of profit and boosting sales. For the perfect cocktail, it requires a skilled bartender and knowledgeable creator. Restaurant Hospitality has selected their 29 favorites from 2014, and the list is interesting, creative, and delicious! 

MyHACCP

MyHACCP

For small business owners, the HACCP standards can seem daunting. In response, the FSA created a HACCP tool that’s free to use to help guide small business owners towards their goal of HACCP certification. Here’s the run-down on the FSA’s new web tool for HACCP.

Greywater Treatment

Greywater Treatment

Greywater often also includes wastewater from clothes washing machines and sometimes include discharge from dishwashers and kitchen sinks. As a restaurant owner, what does this mean to you?


Walk-In How-To

Walk-In How-To

Knowing how to build your unit as well as understanding the how-tos behind its use can help ensure that you gain the most from your walk-in in both usability and longevity.

Loan Deals in 2015

Loan Deals in 2015

Funding your new restaurant business can be costly, to say the least. With 2015 just around the corner, it seems that acquiring a loan may be easier as the turn of the year marches forward.

Convection Oven Basics

Convection Oven Basics

During your shopping endeavour, you’ll inevitably reach a crossroad between the standard oven versus convection ovens. Since the 1950s, convection ovens have made their way into restaurant kitchens around the world, and for good reason.


NSF-Rated Sinks

NSF-Rated Sinks

Sinks are a requirement in any foodservice establishment. From washing dishes to sanitizing hands, they cover a multitude of uses aimed at making the restaurant a safe place to work and eat. Designers are tasked with purchasing sinks that are pragmatic and that mesh with the interior of the kitchen, and the selection to choose from is wide and varied. In fact, small differences in the design of a sink can make a huge difference in the scheme of your kitchen. When it comes to square utility sinks and NSF-rated sinks, the differences can be stark.

So what exactly does it mean to be NSF-rated?

Automatic Pot Washers and Pre-Soak Agitating Sinks

Automatic Pot Washers and Pre-Soak Agitating Sinks

Many restaurant owners find themselves trying to rub two pennies together to make a nickel when it comes to equipment needs. So many of the extras tend to get left out. What many don’t realize is that these technologies and extra investments have been made to cut down on total costs over time.


New Year, New Needs

New Year, New Needs

This year, rather than being reactive in your equipment needs, it’s time to be proactive and prepared for another successful season!  

Self-Refrigerated Units Can Keep Ice Cream Cold For Hours

Self-Refrigerated Units Can Keep Ice Cream Cold For Hours

A couple of scoops of ice cream can be the perfect treat after a hearty meal, and restaurants often serve this frozen dessert directly from industrial freezers.

Hotel Lafayette Spends $10 Million on Restaurant Renovations

Hotel Lafayette Spends $10 Million on Restaurant Renovations

Hotels often feature international chefs who create unique dishes, and they need the best restaurant equipment to meet particular culinary needs.

Mix Unique Pancake Batter with Quality Restaurant Equipment

Mix Unique Pancake Batter with Quality Restaurant Equipment

Pancakes are a staple breakfast food around the world, but they will not appeal to hungry customers unless prepared correctly. While the traditional buttermilk variety is appropriate for breakfast, chefs may want to get creative and think outside the box when it comes to creating batter from scratch. Even something as simple as chocolate chips can turn ordinary pancakes into unique treats.




Making Homemade Pasta Is a Breeze with the Right Restaurant Equipment

Making Homemade Pasta Is a Breeze with the Right Restaurant Equipment

Americans have a certain affinity for pasta. Whether it is served at an authentic Italian restaurant, mixed into a Spanish dish or a staple ingredient in an Asian-fusion meal, high-quality noodles make their taste buds go wild. Chefs can make their own homemade pasta with the right restaurant equipment.



EPA Proposes to Phase Out Refrigerant

EPA Proposes to Phase Out Refrigerant

President Obama’s Climate Action Plan aims at transitioning traditional methods of energy use into sustainable and environmentally-friendly sources, and the EPA is following alongside these goals by releasing proposals to cut back on many of the common HFC refrigerants that are in use today. 







Meat Tenderizing

Meat Tenderizing is a wonderful food preparation technique that can drastically improve the texture and taste of your meat. When meat is properly tenderized and later seasoned it holds the seasoning better and the result is delicious tasting meat.

Kitchen Design: Air Curtains

Kitchen Design: Air Curtains

Air curtains - also known as air doors - are a necessary addition to maintaining the integrity of the temperature of your kitchen. Let’s take a look at the mechanics of an air curtain and what it can do for your restaurant.






How to Split a Check When Dining Out

How to Split a Check When Dining Out

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!





5 Tips for Eating at Restaurants If You Have Food Restrictions

5 Tips for Eating at Restaurants If You Have Food Restrictions

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.

Changing Seafood Preferences

Changing Seafood Preferences

In recent years, seafood sustainability has become more and more of a hot topic, and restaurant and food trends in general have swayed heavily towards environmental sustainability and transparency. The result is that customers are changing the way they select their seafoods, and these preferences are based on a variety of factors.

Choosing the Right China

Choosing the Right China

For many customers, a restaurant’s choice in dinnerware isn’t their primary concern. Restauranteurs, chefs, and foodies, on the other hand, will notice the difference that plateware can make on presentation. In fact, guests that typically wouldn’t notice plateware may, in the case of poor choice in china, perceive the overall quality of the meal to be lower because of poor presentation or cheap dishes! Having a high quality meal served on crummy china can break the perception of the meal and ruin the overall presentation, reflecting on the meal itself. Make a lasting impression on your guests by keeping these tips in mind when choosing the right china.






Understanding EMV

Understanding EMV

EMV machines are part of this evolution that will accept microchips embedded in cards. In fact, starting Oct. 1, 2015, merchants who haven’t invested in EMV-enabled equipment will be liable for fraudulent purchases made with a counterfeit credit or debit card. So, will your restaurant be adapting to the new EMV machines?


3 Reasons Why Food Trucks are So Popular

3 Reasons Why Food Trucks are So Popular

Over the past few years, food trucks have gained momentum within the restaurant industry, causing many restaurant owners to take note. In fact, some owners have invested in food truck operations as a side business to capitalize on this fad and open up additional avenues for profit!




Tiger Woods Opening a New Restaurant In Florida Today

Tiger Woods Opening a New Restaurant In Florida Today

When celebrity and kitchen combine, the result can be delicious, inspiring, and unique! Professional golfer and one of the highest-paid athletes in the world Tiger Woods announced the opening of his new restaurant on August 10 in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida called The Woods Jupiter.


What You Need to Know about Portable Cooktops

What You Need to Know about Portable Cooktops

Restaurants with catering capabilities especially can benefit from the addition of portable cookware, although brick-and-mortar establishments can also reap the benefits of cooktops that can be stowed away if not used often.

New Restaurants Being Built For The London 2012 Olympics

New Restaurants Being Built For The London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics promises to be an exciting time for the United Kingdom. Athletes and fans from all over the world will descend upon the British city for a few weeks at the end of the summer, and many new facilities will be completed in time to offer a variety of services to these people. Since every visitor is going to need to eat, many new restaurants are being built by international corporations.



3 Hacks for Your Panini Grill

3 Hacks for Your Panini Grill

Grilled panini sandwiches have been making their way into our modern-day culture, cuisines, and bellies since 1956. Traditionally, freshly-pressed and grilled sandwiches hot off a panini grill utilize ciabatta, rosetta, or baguette sliced bread with any number of fillings for a toasted lunch or dinner entree. But as tastebuds evolve and creativity is given precedence in the restaurant industry, panini grills have become more than just a sandwich-pressing machine. Here are 5 hacks that you can use with your panini grill.





California Drought

California Drought

The drought in California is having a ripple effect across America, and restaurants are soon to feel the pressure of increases in prices.


3 Tips on Starting Your Own Food Truck Business

3 Tips on Starting Your Own Food Truck Business

If you’re planning to start your own food truck business, negotiating investments and the potential for profits can certainly be a chore. Here are 3 tips for those who are considering opening their own food truck business.

Celebrate Passover And Easter with Matzo-Ball Soup

Celebrate Passover And Easter with Matzo-Ball Soup

Though traditionally considered a Jewish dish, Matzo-ball soup is a perfect precursor to any meal. Owners should consider putting this item on their menu to increase their customer base. 

Workplace Trends for 2016

Workplace Trends for 2016

When operating a restaurant, you’re likely to zero in on trends in the industry. Here are some workplace trends to keep an eye on in 2015. 


Establishments Look To Implement New Restaurant Equipment In 2012

Establishments Look To Implement New Restaurant Equipment In 2012

When business is booming, many companies look to spend more on improving their efficiency. For culinary establishments, this means purchasing restaurant equipment that can help chefs perform everyday tasks such as preparing food and keeping drinks cold. 


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