Tweet Vacuum breakers and backflow valves are an easy thing to overlook in your restaurant’s kitchen. They are relatively easy to install, and since health inspectors are going to require them, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t take the time to make sure you have some of these simple plumbing parts installed correctly in the [...]
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 Star Manufacturing has been in the commercial cooking equipment business for a long time. And their equipment has proven itself in the tough working conditions of commercial kitchens time and time again. Star is probably best known for its countertop cooking equipment, and accessories like griddles, charbroilers, hot plates and hot dog cooking equipment… [...]
Tweet At the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show last month, a lot of restaurateurs were talking about the technology gap in the food service industry. Big chains like T.G.I.Friday’s and Hard Rock Café have already begun to introduce digital gadgetry into their restaurants as a way to connect with younger customers. And much has [...]
Tweet The time to sell your restaurant may come for many reasons. Whatever the motives are behind this difficult decision, the process of selling your establishment needs to be handled carefully to make sure you get the right price at the right time. Achieving that is often the result of a long, tedious process, with [...]
Tweet Keeping your commercial kitchen humming along is not always an easy proposition. You use this equipment every day, and sooner or later something is going to give out on you. If the next step you’re used to taking is picking up the phone to call your service tech, this post is for you. That’s [...]
Tweet The Back Burner and Tundra Specialties are proud to announce a new series of videos designed to help restaurateurs see how different types of restaurant equipment work in the real world. This isn’t just some product demo. These are real restaurants using these products in their daily operations. Our first video is of the [...]
Tweet As the past few years have shown, produce can be a food safety liability for anyone in the food service industry. Easy spoilage also makes produce a very difficult item to manage on your inventory. On top of all that, produce takes a lot of time and labor to prep. Yet fruits and vegetables [...]
Tweet Earlier this week I ventured to get a feel for practical food safety practices in a real restaurant. Turley’s, an iconic Boulder, CO eatery known for its eclectic menu full of healthy eating and fantastic international flavors, was kind enough to spend some time talking to me about their food safety program. I sat [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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