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3 Dessert Ideas for the Grill

3 Dessert Ideas for the Grill

Your commercial grill probably sees a lot of action at lunch and dinnertime, while griddles are typically reserved for breakfast items. If you don’t serve breakfast, then you’re likely reserving your grills for main course items across the board. But there are many desserts that can be made on your grill as well, and those sear marks that makes meats so tasty can enhance the flavor profile of your desserts too! Here are three dessert ideas to use for your commercial grill. 

Display Cases: A Hidden Money-Maker!

Display Cases: A Hidden Money-Maker!

When it comes to upgrading and updating your restaurant, your focus should be on money generation. A general rule of thumb to follow is that, while you will want to spend money to make money, you’ll want to spend the least amount possible while getting the most bang for your buck! Capitalizing on your current customers can be a great way to increase the cash flow of your restaurant, and an easy way to grab their attention is with an appropriate display case. Investing in display cases is a great way to increase revenue by tapping into impulse buys.




Chemical vs. Hot Water Sanitizing

Chemical vs. Hot Water Sanitizing

When it comes to investing in the right glass washer for your restaurant, there are two main options to consider: chemical versus hot water sanitizing. Choosing between chemical and hot water sanitizing glass washers is based on your individual restaurant’s needs, so let’s have a look at some of the main differences

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Wholesale - A New Frontier for Restaurants

Wholesale - A New Frontier for Restaurants

While many owners are focused on more traditional means, a new wave of business-savvy managers are testing out the waters of wholesale items in addition to their typical foodservice practices. Restauranteurs are diversifying their business models by adding in wholesale items, helping to increase profits and increase marketability.

Protect Workers with Your Equipment

Protect Workers with Your Equipment

The equipment you choose to outfit your foodservice establishment with is typically tailored to your customers’ demands and needs. Many times, owners overlook the needs of their own workers and the role that their equipment plays in it!


Updating Your POS System

Updating Your POS System

POS - also known as Point of Sale - systems are essential to modern restaurant efficiency. As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s time to either update or upgrade your system!

Reduce Your Startup Costs

Reduce Your Startup Costs

Opening a new restaurant is a daunting task and costly endeavour for many. When it comes to kitchen equipment, knowing how to make informed purchases that are both cost-effective and long-standing can help retain your working capital while reducing headaches in the future.

Tricky Tactics the Restaurant Industry Uses to Increase Your Spending

Tricky Tactics the Restaurant Industry Uses to Increase Your Spending

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.





How Your Equipment Affects Your Food’s Flavor, Yield, and Your Bottom Line

How Your Equipment Affects Your Food’s Flavor, Yield, and Your Bottom Line

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind about the effects of the equipment you choose on the food you prepare and how it can influence your profits.






Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Using Social Media to Your Advantage

With the ability to give a first impression, spread a viral campaign, and market to a growing population of internet-savvy customers, social media is one of the best investments of time, money, and effort when it comes to marketing your restaurant. By knowing how to organize your method of web-based advertising and utilizing social media websites appropriately, your restaurant can reap the benefits of social media and gain a viral foothold. 

Did You Know: Dough Sheeters Cleaning

Did You Know: Dough Sheeters Cleaning

Kitchen space is a commodity for many restaurants, so investing in equipment that can do the job of several pieces of machinery can save precious space while cutting costs. From bakeries to pizzerias, restaurants should consider investing in a dough sheeter to boost production and decrease labor costs.

Hospitality in the Kitchen: Where to Draw Lines

Hospitality in the Kitchen: Where to Draw Lines

Satisfied guests are what keep your restaurant in business! While hospitality entails that you cater to your guests, there are in fact limitations that should be considered. Learning where to draw the line when it comes to hospitality and sacrifice is key to keeping your customers happy while keeping true to yourself and your restaurant.






Restaurants and Restrooms

Restaurants and Restrooms

You’ve invested effort, money, and countless hours perfecting your menu, but have you left your restroom on the back-burner? When it comes to restaurants and restrooms, there may be more of a connection to the overall perception than you think!



Pizzerias May Step Out Of The Norm With Unique Toppings And Crusts

Pizzerias May Step Out Of The Norm With Unique Toppings And Crusts

Though regular cheese pizza has become a staple in many diets, sometimes these pies can be a bit bland.

Wrap Food In Bacon For Delicious Results

Wrap Food In Bacon For Delicious Results

There are few things in life that are more rewarding than a crispy piece of bacon.

7 Awesome New Year Restaurant Party Ideas

7 Awesome New Year Restaurant Party Ideas

There’s nothing quite like serving seasonally-themed meals to put your customers in the holiday spirit. And do you know what can make it even better?

Hosting a New Year party at your restaurant.

Sushi Restaurants Can Display New Menu Items

Sushi Restaurants Can Display New Menu Items

An establishment looking to employ this Japanese dish can use restaurant equipment to keep the finished product cool.

Keep Juice On The Menu For A Healthy Alternative

Keep Juice On The Menu For A Healthy Alternative

Juice stands for many good things. Besides the vitamins and nutrients that it provides to consumers, it is a healthier alternative than the assorted sugary drinks that currently flood the beverage market. 

Accommodate Customer Demands With A Spacious Commercial Refrigerator

Accommodate Customer Demands With A Spacious Commercial Refrigerator

Restaurants that set up their establishments in busy financial areas may be able to take advantage of typical lunch-time rushes.

Commodity Cost Changes

Commodity Cost Changes

When ordering commodity food items like breads, milks, and eggs for instance, restaurants generally have a ballpark figure that rarely swings to extremes. This helps with planning and finance management, but commodities that we may take for granted in terms of pricing are about to throw us for a loop. Nation’s Restaurant News reports on some of the key commodity cost changes that we may already be seeing or can expect to see change in the near future.

Food Trucks: Designing a Small Footprint Operation

Food Trucks: Designing a Small Footprint Operation

Food trucks inevitably pose issues that brick-and-mortar operations may not face.  While many of these tips regarding small footprint operations are specific to food trucks, anyone who is trying to squeeze the most out of their kitchen space can benefit.


Waste Disposal: Dehydrators and Biodigesters

Waste Disposal: Dehydrators and Biodigesters

While recycling plastics and paper can help offset some of your bulk trash costs, many are looking for ways to dispose of food waste. In fact, many jurisdictions are already taking steps towards banning or restricting usual food waste techniques, such as disposal units and standalone pulpers.

Fines From Health Inspectors Can Be Avoided With Proper Restaurant Equipment

Fines From Health Inspectors Can Be Avoided With Proper Restaurant Equipment

Despite the fact that their jobs entail the most responsibility in the culinary business, health inspectors are sometimes viewed with fear amongst the restaurant community. A single violation can result in hefty fines for an establishment, and in the worst-case scenario, an eatery can be shut down indefinitely.


A Fryer Can Help Chefs Create Tasty Fried Meals For Guests

A Fryer Can Help Chefs Create Tasty Fried Meals For Guests

If you run your own restaurant and have yet to discover the joy you can bring to the lives of your customers by serving them fried food, you're missing out.

Owners Experiencing Unfortunate Circumstances Can Get Back On Their Feet With Restaurant Equipment

Owners Experiencing Unfortunate Circumstances Can Get Back On Their Feet With Restaurant Equipment

Natural events like hurricanes or man-made hazards like an electrical fire can destroy a building within a few hours.

Reggae-Themed Restaurant Stirs Up California Restaurant Life

Reggae music conjures images of Jamaica and the Caribbean, everything from palm trees and clear skies to the tropical cuisine served at beachfront restaurants.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Commercial Refrigerator

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Commercial Refrigerator

You can solve both of these problems with proper organization of the items kept in the refrigerator. A good plan is too look through your walk-in on a regular basis and make sure that everything inside absolutely needs to be there. You may be able to get some items like vegetables delivered fresh every day, both improving the quality of your food and freeing up space.

Best Items For Your Commercial Grill This Fall

Best Items For Your Commercial Grill This Fall

All good chefs know that offering delicious, seasonal produce is best. Seasonal veggies are not only fresh from the soil, but in most cases they also come from local farms, allowing restaurants to help bolster their community's economy.

Why Is Blast Chilling Important?

Why Is Blast Chilling Important?

In the food business, keeping dishes and ingredients cold is crucial to preventing customers' health from deteriorating.

Cleaning and Maintaining Stainless Steel

Cleaning and Maintaining Stainless Steel

Known for its durability and quality, stainless steel is the choice material for many pieces of equipment ranging from sinks to ovens to refrigeration units. To extend its life, routine cleaning and maintenance is the key


The Importance of Proper Sanitation and Foodservice Safety

The Importance of Proper Sanitation and Foodservice Safety

Sanitation is a key component to foodservice safety, and it’s a responsibility that you accept as a foodservice provider for your customers. From allergen management to contamination reduction, sanitation promotes the well-being of your equipment, your workers, and your customers.


Nothing Like Hotcakes Fresh From The Griddle

Nothing Like Hotcakes Fresh From The Griddle

If you own a restaurant that specializes in serving breakfast and brunch items, you know that the key to making all your offerings taste great is having the right equipment and ingredients. Without them, your cooks would only be able to do so much.

Fried Foods are Back in Season!

Fried Foods are Back in Season!

The warmer weather is finally sweeping across America, and many are venturing to patio seating to enjoy the sunny season. With summer comes a shift in customer favorites from your menu, and you’ll probably find that fried foods are picking up in popularity


Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Change can be a hard aspect of life to deal with, and for the foodservice industry, the result is no different. Unless you’re a nationally-recognized chain restaurant, embracing change may be the key to success.


Pickled Palates

Pickled Palates

Pickling is an artform; once mastered, the possibilities are endless! If you haven’t given pickling a try, now’s a great time to test the waters before the bounty of the new year’s crops start to come in.


Can You Put A Commercial Range In A Home Kitchen?

Can You Put A Commercial Range In A Home Kitchen?

There are many reasons that the culinarily inclined may wish to install a commercial range within a home kitchen. In the first place, they're shiny and impressive looking. In the second place, they enable you to create superb quality dishes.

Palate-Pleasing Pork

Palate-Pleasing Pork

Dating back to 5000 BC, domesticated pig has been used as a source of food. Nowadays, pork products are found in many forms and in a gamut of cuisines!


Restaurant Owners Look To Expand Into New Markets

Restaurant Owners Look To Expand Into New Markets

Restaurant owners can explore their management skills by investing in convenience stores. These professionals may want to broaden their repertoire of establishments after they have successfully opened a few restaurants.

Antique Establishments Should Consider Purchasing Modern Restaurant Equipment

Antique Establishments Should Consider Purchasing Modern Restaurant Equipment

Around the world, there is always a certain amount of nostalgia that surrounds an old restaurant or diner.

The Right Way to Make Braised Short Ribs

The Right Way to Make Braised Short Ribs

One of the best pieces of restaurant equipment to invest in is a commercial braising pan. This useful piece of cookware allows you to create the most sumptuous and flavorful braised meats and vegetables with minimal effort.



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