Restaurant Music – How to Get it Right

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Music is an important part of any restaurant. When used correctly, it creates atmosphere, enhances perception of taste, and can even help influence menu choices and increase table turn. Most restaurant owners, however, don’t put enough thought into the music they use; or, they make the mistake of playing music …

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What New Refrigerant Legislation Could Mean for You


We recently had the opportunity to attend the Ice-O-Matic Energy-Efficient Restaurant Seminar: Reduce Costs, Energy Usage and Environmental Impact. During this event, a panel of experts discussed upcoming regulatory trends, including new legislative measures taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to reduce climate …

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{NEW} Commercial Ice Machine Buying Guide

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As temperatures warm up outside, you quickly find out they’re warming up inside too. Consumption is bound to increase as you meet the needs of hot, thirsty guests. Not only that, your ice machine equipment will be working even harder to cool water in order to meet demand. It’s ice …

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Heifer and the Hen in Boulder, CO

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I can’t help but swing my feet when perched upon the aptly named “Float Bar” at Heifer and the Hen. The organic creamery is the newest venture of Chef Ian Clark who opened restaurant BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats (located next door) 3 years ago. Noted as an “Ice Cream Artist” on …

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Win a Knife Kit and Kitchen Shears from Victorinox


No matter what you’re doing in the kitchen – you need a good set of knives in order to prep food safely and efficiently.  Known for its Swiss Army Knives, Victorinox kitchen knives are recognized among professionals fortheir ability to hold an edge.  Stamped from high carbon stainless steel, you …

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Elkay Foodservice Products


    Elkay Foodservice Products manufactures stainless work tables and sinks and has been a trusted name in the food industry for over 20 years. What is it that makes a good work table? I mean, it’s just a table. How about a kitchen sink? Don’t be fooled by the …

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Another Guacamole Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

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Everyone has their favorite guacamole recipe that they like to share on Cinco de Mayo, and I’m no stranger to that. I’d submit that most revelers don’t know the meaning of Cinco de Mayo other than a day of taco deals and guac recipes (spoiler: it’s a celebration to commemorate …

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The Indigo™ from Manitowoc

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For the past 15 years, Manitowoc Ice has won FE&S magazine’s Overall Best in Class for Ice Machines. Manitowoc Ice engineers and designs its ice machines in Manitowoc, Wisconsin and then assembles them in a state of the art facility in Monterrey, Mexico.  The FDA considers ice a food product, …

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Go Green Roundup


Friday, April 22 is Earth day! Though we encourage everyone to be eco-friendly year round, April is a great time to jump start your sustainability practice. Maybe it’s because the hint of spring is finally starting to become real, or that we’re no longer in the dark come 5pm, but …

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Commonly Asked Questions: Ignition, DIY & Temperatures


Here at Tundra Restaurant Supply, many of us on the team have worked in the restaurant industry as servers, chefs and even service technicians in our previous lives. That’s why you know that when you call us or contact us online, you’re speaking to someone who is knowledgeable about the …

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Don’t Miss the Earth Week Promotion with Eco-Products!


When you shop Eco-Products for the week of Earth Day (April 22, 2016), we’ll donate 10% of the proceeds to the Growe Foundation. Eco-Products has long been the leader of sustainable disposables. Every product that Eco-Products makes falls into two categories: it’s either made of renewable resources like corn, sugarcane or plant …

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Down to the Decimal

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The modern kitchen is evolving every day and today’s professionals are seeking the most advanced tools for their work table. Escali has been designing and manufacturing digital scales, mechanical scales, hanging scales, thermometers, and timers for many years, and is the name to trust when it comes to quality, precision, and …

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Contaminated Ice


I’ll give you fair warning, talking about contaminated ice isn’t a pretty subject. There’s a reason why health inspectors check for microbial contamination in your ice bin on each visit. Between the risk of bacteria, mold and even blood (yes, blood), the ice you’re serving to guests is not only …

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