Tweet As anyone in the food service industry knows, staff turnover is a constant problem. Hiring and training employees is important but often tedious work, and keeping your team motivated and happy can also be a challenge. Yet these “human resources” tasks are not nearly as tough to deal with as employee theft. An employee [...]
Archive | May, 2012
Tweet Ever noticed the paper towel dispenser spinning uselessly in your restaurant’s bathroom, ventured into some dark back storage area to retrieve a new roll, and discovered – to your horror – that replacements were nowhere to be found? Stuff runs out. Stuff needs replacing. And there are much, much worse things that can (and [...]
Tweet QSR magazine published an article recently about new take out packaging for restaurants made from recycled plastic water bottles. Dubbed The Bottle Box, the restaurants that have used it say it performs just as well or better than normal plastic take out packaging, and that it can be customized with your establishment’s name and [...]
Tweet Upgrading restaurant equipment to energy efficient models, maximizing water heater efficiency, and installing Energy Star rated ceiling fans and ventilation, just to name a few green strategies, all mean spending some money before you save some. For years the obstacle of spending money up front to save money down the road has been one [...]
Tweet The fryer is one of the central cooking appliances in many restaurants and commercial kitchens. And central to every commercial fryer is the shortening or oil in the vat. Maintaining that oil is key to producing great-tasting product every time. Oil maintenance is more involved than you might think, and if done properly, can [...]
Tweet Bringing a restaurant concept from dream to reality is one of the most stressful, mind-boggling projects any restaurateur will attempt in their career. There are literally thousands of things, dozens of people, and weeks of work that must fall into place to make a restaurant opening successful – and that’s not even thinking about [...]
Tweet Maintaining and replacing the hood filter in your commercial ventilation system is more important than you might think. The hood filter is a metal square or rectangle that fits into the opening on your hood ventilation system. Its purpose is to filter out grease from the smoke rising off your cooking equipment. If this [...]
Tweet Ever seen staff help themselves to food, drink or cash, and they seem to think it’s OK? You call it shrinkage, waste, ‘unders’, discrepancies or theft. What do they call it? It’s the grey areas that cause problems: drinks or food for friends and family, sloppy work that results in waste, or taking home [...]
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