Tweet Have you taken a good look at your customers lately? Look around your restaurant’s dining room and take out counter tonight. How many people do you recognize? Are there many new faces? Do you know how many have been here once before, twice before, or are old friends who come back again and again? [...]
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Tweet Meet Bob. Bob might be considered equivalent to the strategic design behind, and the effective level of marketing across your social media profiles. Let’s take Bob off the internet and put him in your dining room to see how accurately he reflects your online presence and your overall performance. You don’t view social media [...]
Tweet Restaurants take heart: change seems to be coming. After two years of declining growth and slowing spending, it appears that consumers are finally going to spend more this holiday season, not less. A flock of reports have been circulating in the retail and food service worlds pointing to positive growth on the horizon for [...]
Tweet While your kitchen may be by far the biggest energy user, it is by no means the only thing that racks up your monthly bills. Paying a little attention to some of the other energy drains in your business can help bring your overall energy use down considerably. Maintain green heating and cooling systems. [...]
Tweet Apparently sometime last year an executive at Vita-Mix walked into the engineering department with a brick and said “I’d like to blend this”. What was then created is the most powerful blender on the market, the Vita-Mix XL. I got the chance to see this blender in action at the NAFEM show a couple [...]
Tweet Bluefin tuna are one of the most prized catches in the world’s oceans, with some markets, especially in Asia, selling them for as much as $20,000 a fish. For sushi lovers, the bluefin is the equivalent of a purebred Angus filet mignon, and it’s a mainstay of thousands of restaurants, including the internationally recognized [...]
Tweet The primary focus of any food safety program, and rightly so, is on the temperature of your food product. Heating food to the proper temperature and storing it at the proper cold temperature are vital to preventing contamination. But allowing foreign objects like hair, metal, and insects or pests to contaminate food can be [...]
Tweet This post is a continuation of last week’s post where The Back Burner features a restaurant equipment manufacturer every week. Up this week: Hoshizaki ice machines. Over 60 years, Hoshizaki has built a reputation across the globe for quality, design, and performance. Since 1986, Hoshizaki’s plant in Peachtree City, GA has supplied the U.S. [...]
Tweet You’ve probably seen the NSF and UL labels in your restaurant or commercial kitchen before. And you probably already have an idea what these organizations do and what that label means. But fully understanding what the NSF and UL do to make sure restaurant equipment and tools meet food and personal safety standards is [...]
Tweet Water filtration systems provide two key benefits for your commercial kitchen or restaurant: Restaurant equipment maintenance and breakdown is reduced by as much as 75% Beverages and ice taste and smell better to your customer Restaurant equipment that use water like ice machines, coffee and espresso makers, steamers, and dishwashers can all benefit from a [...]
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