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BLACK FRIDAY STALES START NOW!

It’s Tundra Restaurant Supply’s BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! Don’t miss out on equipment, cutlery, storage supplies and more all at great discounts! Featuring KitchenAid, Cambro, Vitamix and more, shop these amazing Black Friday Deals today!

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Top 5 Gifts for Cooks

Shopping for others during the holidays can be a real nightmare—particularly when you don’t know what to get someone. Do you have friends or family who love to cook, but you don’t? If you Google “gifts for cooks” you might stumble upon useless kitchen gadgets that are more shelf ornaments …

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A Guide to Local SEO for Restaurants

As a restaurant owner, you already know that word-of-mouth is one of the most effective forms of marketing out there. Consider local SEO an extension of your word-of-mouth marketing, online. That said, many restaurants lack an SEO plan, let alone a local SEO plan when it comes to their marketing …

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Service and Hospitality With Danny Meyer

Take a moment and think about one of your favorite places to eat, or your favorite place to shop…and now, think about your favorite airline and why you like to fly with them. If you think I’m setting you up for something—you’re right, I am. I’m willing to bet that …

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Chef Ann Foundation

Many of us remember school meals growing up, and while not all are bad, an overwhelming majority of them unfortunately are. So what happened? Because schools work within tight budgets to feed students, many of them believe they have no choice other than to adopt a “heat and serve” mentality …

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[CONTEST] Enter for Your Chance to Win a Nemco Easy Chopper 3™!

Faster prep saves you time and money! With Nemco’s Easy Chopper 3™, you’ll literally slice prep time in half with consistent cuts each and every time. Great for tomatoes, onions, peppers and more, The Easy Chopper 3™ features everything you know and love about the Easy Chopper 2—but makes it better. …

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How to Clean a Coffee Pot

Featured as one of the top five germiest places in the home in a 2011 germ study conducted by NSF International, the coffee reservoir is teeming with bacteria, mold and mildew if not cleaned regularly—and hot water isn’t enough! Not only will a clean coffee maker keep customers safe, you …

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FoodTech: Where Food Meets Technology

The global food system is constantly under pressure. Given that more than 40% of all food produced in the United States ends up in landfills, it’s both depressing and absurd that an average of 12.3% of U.S. households face food insecurity. Not only that, but we’re facing challenges like consistent …

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Going Green at The Rayback Collective

The best leaders lead by example. We often talk about our chefs as stewards of the food system, educating us about nose-to-tail dining or our impact on local food systems. But you don’t have to be a chef to enact change within your communities. As customers we have the power …

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3 Ways to Tackle Rising Labor Costs

With new labor laws going into effect, restaurants are starting to feel the pinch—and they’re responding. Here are just a few ways you can tackle the rising labor costs: 1. Automation At a bustling 2-story restaurant in San Diego known for cheap beers and tacos, raising food prices wasn’t an option. …

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Are Guest Checks Dead?

With an estimated 2 billion smartphone users in the world, it’s safe to say technology is here to stay. As tableside ordering and payment becomes more common, you may be asking what’s next for the humble guest check. Guest checks have long been helpful for recording orders (including sides, substitutions …

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What Are Hood Filters and Why Do You Need Them?

Hood filters might not be the most glamorous item in your kitchen, but you’d be amiss without it. Hood filters are designed to remove smoke, grease and other debris from the air before it hits your ventilation system. Without this line of defense, these materials would build up in your air …

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Sustainability and Your Glassware

When you think of sustainability in your restaurant, chances are you’re thinking about one of the following: Food waste Energy waste Single-use (disposable) waste But have you thought about glassware waste? That’s the question Root Down was faced with after examining the amount of glassware breakage in the restaurant. Considered …

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