Tweet Grease is an inevitable byproduct of your restaurant’s kitchen. Unfortunately, grease doesn’t disappear when it gets washed down the drain. Instead, it tends to build up and stick to the sides of pipes and drainages, just like cholesterol in diner’s arteries. And just like cholesterol, that buildup over time can cause some serious problems. [...]
About Greg McGuireGreg has blogged about the food service industry for four years and has been published in industry magazines like Independent Restaurateur and industry blogs like Restaurant SmartBrief. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons and enjoys reading, live music, and the great outdoors.
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Tweet Think of a good thermometer as the crescent wrench of your food safety program. Without it, you have no idea what the temperature of your food products are, either when you cook them or when you store them. And that means you can’t tighten the bolts of your food safety program, locking out food [...]
Tweet Reservation no-shows are a frustrating experience for any restaurant. On an especially busy night like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, they can really cost your restaurant some serious money. Not only do you have to depend on walk-in traffic to fill those seats, but there’s a good chance you turned down other customers [...]
Tweet One restaurant that has been doing just fine during the economic downturn is McDonald’s. Their combination of convenience and affordability has made the golden arches the restaurant of choice in tough times. As consumers become more and more health and value conscious, restaurants have an inherent advantage over fast food chains during the lunch [...]
Tweet If Homer Simpson had his own bar (or took over Moe’s), then the Draft Tables made by Ellickson USA would be the first thing he bought. The Draft Table is an all-in-one beer tapping system built into a circular table that allows customers to pour their own beer whenever they want – directly from [...]
Tweet Every restaurant kitchen is full of tools of the trade, from heavy duty gas ranges to the lowliest spatula, it takes a lot of equipment to serve your customers right – day in and day out. Keeping track of all the equipment and products that can help make your operation run more smoothly could [...]
Tweet Improving your restaurant’s energy efficiency and sustainability practices has two rewards: reduced costs and great PR opportunities. Studies have shown that consumers are increasingly aware of “green” issues and that they care about them, even in a down economy. That means you can connect with your customers and build brand loyalty while streamlining your [...]
Tweet Fagor commercial dishwashers are a great choice for any restaurant or commercial kitchen. These dish machines are affordable, energy efficient, and very durable. Fagor has always been known internationally for their quality products and it’s only recently that they’ve made a name for themselves in the U.S. When selecting the right Fagor dish machine [...]
Tweet Here are some more tips on how to make sure your restaurant equipment is performing at maximum efficiency. Perform regular equipment maintenance. Simple parts on cooking and refrigeration equipment break down or degrade over time from constant use, reducing energy efficiency and equipment performance. Usually these parts are so easy to replace you can [...]
Tweet “Cibo, Vino, Amici” (Food, Wine, Friends) is the motto Antonio Laudisio has followed faithfully over the course of 20-plus years in the food service industry. His landmark restaurant, Laudisio’s, has long satisfied the hunger, thirst, and loneliness of Boulder locals and visitors alike with authentic Italian cuisine, fine wines, and an atmosphere that is [...]
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