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New Labeling Rule

New Labeling Rule

Under the Affordable Care Act, this new regulation requires caloric count to be listed, but only under certain circumstances. Here are a few of the basics of this new legislation!

Improving Customer Service

Improving Customer Service

Is your customer service better today than it was yesterday? If not, here are some tips to improving customer satisfaction through quality service.

3 of the Most Famous Pubs in New York

3 of the Most Famous Pubs in New York

Pubs have become quite popular across the world these days due to their laidback, warm, and welcoming atmosphere. Some of the best pubs can be found in New York City, NY. Listed below are just three of the most famous pubs in New York City today.





Ice Ice Baby!

Ice Ice Baby!

When choosing an ice machine, it pays to invest in the right type of ice that fits the bill. From cubed to crushed, choosing the right type of ice for your restaurant’s applications is critical in selecting the appropriate ice machine for your kitchen.



Support Independent Mom and Pop Restaurants

Support Independent Mom and Pop Restaurants

When do you ditch the default chain cuisine in favor of the perhaps untested waters of the small eatery down the road. Support the 'Mom and Pop' restaurants! 

Choosing Tabletops

Choosing Tabletops

Choosing the right tables can improve aesthetics while serving a pragmatic purpose. Let’s break down some of the details to see what might work best for your restaurant!


Show Gratitude to Those Who Support Your Business

Show Gratitude to Those Who Support Your Business

With an increased workload and more demands at the end of the year, it pays to show a little love to those who helped get you there in the first place.

Successful Coffee Shops Open in Unique Locations

Successful Coffee Shops Open in Unique Locations

Coffee shops are a great addition to any community. Everyone from high school students to retired workers can enjoy a hot cup of joe to jumpstart their day or as a pick-me-up during a late-night session. Since these cafes depend on thirsty customers for business, the coffee houses need to operate in central locations that are easily accessible to remain successful. Savvy restaurant entrepreneurs are always hunting for a perfect location for a java hut, and customers may enjoy tasty beverages in a venue that prioritizes creativity.




Commercial Refrigerators Speed Up Meal Preparation In Large Kitchens

Commercial Refrigerators Speed Up Meal Preparation In Large Kitchens

Hotels serve several hundred guests each day. Typically, meals are prepared in advance in order to quickly cater to hungry diners.

What to Look for When Purchasing a Walk-In Freezer

What to Look for When Purchasing a Walk-In Freezer

Walk-in units are a great investment for any restaurant or establishment that serves food. Not only do they provide ample space, but they save you money by allowing you to purchase freezable items in bulk quantities.




Keep your Cakes Fresh in Refrigerated Display Cases

Keep your Cakes Fresh in Refrigerated Display Cases

If you work in a bakery that specializes in frosted cakes and other similarly delicious treats, you know that it doesn't take long for that frosting to start to look a little droopy. That's why it's a good idea to refrigerate your cakes until the time of sale.

Urban Farming Project Raises Hope Alongside Doubt and Suspicion

Urban Farming Project Raises Hope Alongside Doubt and Suspicion

A massive urban farming project has been proposed for the city of Detroit's Eastside in an effort to revitalize the city and make use of the more than 100,000 vacant plots of land that are currently vacant, reports The Detroit News. While many feel that the initiative has the potential to bring thousands of jobs and hundreds of new businesses to the area, residents remain suspicious and doubtful of the project's success.

Homemade Bread May Draw a Crowd

Homemade Bread May Draw a Crowd

Americans love their carbohydrates. The starchy foods fill up their stomachs and keep them coming back for more. Many restaurants serve bread before their meals to give their guests a chance to review the menu without letting hunger take full control. Establishments with restaurant equipment that can slice bread automatically may be at an advantage.



The History of Commercial Refrigerators

The History of Commercial Refrigerators

Refrigerators revolutionized food storage. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used in homes, warehouses and restaurants. Many restaurants use large walk in refrigerators to store much of their food both because of the space it has inside and the ease of retrieval it allows. Still refrigeration wasn't always as advanced as it is today.



Ensure Safety of Foods with a Three-section Commercial Refrigerators

Ensure Safety of Foods with a Three-section Commercial Refrigerators

Restaurants store a variety of goods in their commercial refrigerators. Purchasing food in bulk allows kitchen staff members the opportunity to cook meals without the fear of an ingredient running out, which may make it necessary to have several refrigerators on hand, or at least one with a sufficient size capacity.




Providing Vegetarian Options for Religious and Cultural Holidays

Providing Vegetarian Options for Religious and Cultural Holidays

There are many different reasons why people choose to abstain from eating meat. Certain religions forbid the consumption of animals out of respect for ancient doctrine while some people simply look to avoid health problems that may be caused by excessive quantities of meat. A successful establishment will keep all of these dietary needs in mind and use restaurant equipment to provide vegan and vegetarian alternatives to popular animal-related cuisine.




Snack Stands Can Use Meat Grinders to Provide Fresh Hamburgers

Snack Stands Can Use Meat Grinders to Provide Fresh Hamburgers

No one really prefers frozen hamburgers and hotdogs - these items can develop freezer burn or get stuck to the side of the packaging.




The Importance of Water Filters

The Importance of Water Filters

Water is the most important element on the plant. The human body is made up of over 90 percent water. Seventy percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water. Humans depend on it, as do plants and animals. Unfortunately, not all water is fit for drinking, that's why you should always use a water filter in conjunction with your commercial ice machine and faucet tap.




Ice Machines Contain Technology That Prevents Contamination

Ice Machines Contain Technology That Prevents Contamination

When you get a cup of ice from the freezer in your kitchen, you probably don't think about the meticulous precautions that are built in to sterilize frozen water. Besides the fluoride and other chemicals added to the water, many commercial ice machines have filters that ensure the purity of the final product. However, restaurants must educate their employees on how to properly handle ice.




Plastic Cutting Boards Can Improve Any Kitchen

Plastic Cutting Boards Can Improve Any Kitchen

Plastic restaurant equipment has many physical advantages, not to mention its reduced cost. Diners, cafes and other establishments should consider replacing old cutting boards with new ones to capitalize on this trend.




Flake Ice Can Enhance Restaurant Operations

Flake Ice Can Enhance Restaurant Operations

Believe it or not, ice cubes can come in many different shapes and varieties, and restaurant equipment is specifically designed to provide frozen water efficiently.

The Sauce Counts

The Sauce Counts

Anyone who has ever been to a restaurant can testify to the fact that what is put on top of a meal is important. Pasta without enough marinara sauce, mashed potatoes without gravy, and bread without butter just don't live up to the hype. In order for chefs to provide their guests with the proper amount of sauce, they need to have their kitchen stocked with the necessary restaurant equipment.




Consider a Food Slicer as Your Next Restaurant Equipment Investment

Consider a Food Slicer as Your Next Restaurant Equipment Investment

Running a successful restaurant is more than just good decor or profitability. Everything from food costs to wait time can effect the perception of your eatery. Food quality is often the most important part of making people see your restaurant as the best, but to make quality food, you need the right equipment.




How to Organize Your Walk in Cooler or Freezer

How to Organize Your Walk in Cooler or Freezer

In order to maintain a hygienic establishment and cut down on wasted food, it's important for restaurant owners to ensure that their walk in coolers and freezers are well organized. When this doesn't happen, cross-contamination can occur, older items can be pushed to the back (where they'll no doubt expire before they're used) and cooks can waste precious service time looking for the items that they need.




Quality Restaurant Storage Equipment Promotes Positive Reputation

Quality Restaurant Storage Equipment Promotes Positive Reputation

Restaurants need good storage solutions to stay in business, as everything that is stored in the kitchen directly relates to positive customer interactions. If food goes bad while in storage and is served to guests, many negative consequences are sure to follow. Restaurants can eliminate the chances of serving spoiled food by purchasing the necessary restaurant equipment, such as a Beverage Air commercial freezer.





Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Alternate Uses for Commercial Refrigerators

Commercial refrigerators are a standard in any collection of restaurant equipment. Refrigeration is a necessity of almost any kitchen if you want to keep food and liquids fresh for cooking.





High-Quality Restaurant Equipment Can Make Work Easier for Chefs

High-Quality Restaurant Equipment Can Make Work Easier for Chefs

Americans have an affinity for burritos. The pockets of rice, beans, meat, vegetables and sauce make even the most diet-conscious individual grow weak at the knees. Small restaurants that specialize in burritos can cater to larger crowds by using innovative restaurant equipment in their kitchens. Having the ability to prepare rice (a key component in burritos) quickly and efficiently to use throughout the business day can help chefs serve their guests in a more timely manner.


What to Do When You Don't Have Enough Freezer or Fridge Space

What to Do When You Don't Have Enough Freezer or Fridge Space

If you're currently using a reach-in refrigerator and freezer unit and find that this is a problem for you, you may want to consider investing in a walk-in cooler and freezer. Walk-in units provide more space, and it's easier to keep things organized and visible than it is with a packed reach-in unit.



Bake the Perfect Cupcake with the Right Restaurant Supplies

Bake the Perfect Cupcake with the Right Restaurant Supplies

For too long, cupcakes were viewed as inferior cousins to cake. They were smaller, had less frosting and were mostly featured at preteen birthday parties. Fortunately, the wider population recently discovered the value of cupcakes. Of course, they are smaller, but they can pack a bigger taste, and traditional frosting can be substituted with a variety of other ingredients.


Commercial Refrigerators Help Restaurants Make Profit

Commercial Refrigerators Help Restaurants Make Profit

Restaurant owners need the necessary equipment to preserve perishable food. Commercial refrigerators are worth the investment, as they help maintain the ingredients that are used for popular meals on a menu.

The Basics of Ice Machine Maintenance

The Basics of Ice Machine Maintenance

An ice machine is a significant investment for any establishment, whether it's a restaurant, hotel or office. If you'd like to see your investment pay off and be able to go on presenting your patrons with chilled offerings, it's important that you stay on top of the machine's maintenance and repair.




Ice Machine Add-Ons

Ice Machine Add-Ons

To prolong the life of our ice machines and extend the time between maintenance calls, many choose to spend a little more time on the extras! With a few simple add-ons, one can turn their ice machine into a long-lasting, energy saving unit.


4th of July Entertaining

4th of July Entertaining

Holidays bring with them a surge in business for restaurants, and the fourth of July is no different! With unique themes and festive accoutrements, Independence Day is a holiday where you can integrate the traditional and the modern. While some may simply add a few patriotic decorations, the truly business-minded restaurants will take full advantage of a holiday to reap the most benefits. Entertaining your guests can be both rewarding and fun for your restaurant and staff on the 4th of July!




Understanding the HACCP System

Understanding the HACCP System

Food safety is a critical component to any restaurant operation. Having a thorough understanding of the HACCP system will ensure that your restaurant stays on top of its game when it comes to food safety!







Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Temperatures are at their yearly high, and your restaurant should also be turning up the heat on your summer marketing promotions! Now is a better time than ever to solidify existing customer relationships by offering hot deals and cool treats!







Using Football 'Fan Engagement' Tactics for Your Restaurant

Using Football 'Fan Engagement' Tactics for Your Restaurant

About 65% of Americans enjoy football, and the season is just beginning. While this brings in a whole new wave of influences in the restaurant market, the sport itself also has a lot to offer in return. Football leagues keep their fans engaged, and it’s through the use of these marketing tactics that football still remains the highlight of the season. Use some of these ‘fan engagement’ tactics within your restaurant's own walls to reap the benefits of engaged customers as well!

Top Restaurant Complaints

Top Restaurant Complaints

We’ve all had that customer that seems to gripe about everything, but many customers who may sit in silence could actually also have some issues with your restaurant as well. While you may think that this isn’t necessarily of concern when these issues aren’t brought up within your own four walls, the fact of the matter is that those complaints may result in less loyalty, return patronage, and even some social media blunders down the road. So what are some of the most common complaints that customers have about restaurants?

5 Secrets to Restaurant Menu Design

Your menu - along with your restaurant’s atmosphere and waitstaff - are what needs to sell each and every meal. But there’s more to your menu than just a layout of pretty pictures. In fact, in today’s society, many have become accustomed to certain structures and setups that help lead them through a menu and to the exact item they’ve been looking for.

That's a Wrap! Adding Wrap Stations to Your Commercial Kitchen

That's a Wrap! Adding Wrap Stations to Your Commercial Kitchen

Purchasing items in bulk, prepping items for a buffet/catering line, sealing items for freezing...all of these tasks have one thing in common. Foods that aren’t prepackaged or need to be divvied up for storage or transport will likely need covered for a variety of reasons, and while many may choose to use containers with lids, the fact of the matter is that plastic wraps are used most often by experienced bakers, chefs, and food prep employees alike. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of wrap stations for your commercial kitchen.




Increase Customer Impulse Buys with Display Bins

Increase Customer Impulse Buys with Display Bins

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.


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