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Food Safety Tips: Understanding NSF and UL

You’ve probably seen the NSF and UL labels in your restaurant or commercial kitchen before.  And you probably already have an idea what these organizations do and what that label means.  But fully understanding what the NSF and UL do to make sure restaurant equipment and tools meet food and personal safety standards is worth […]

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Why Water Filtration Is Essential In Your Restaurant

Water filtration systems provide two key benefits for your commercial kitchen or restaurant: restaurant equipment maintenance and breakdown is reduced by as much as 75% Beverages and ice tastes (and smells) better for customers. Restaurant equipment that use water like ice machines, coffee and espresso makers, steamers, and dishwashers can all benefit from a water filtration […]

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A Bulk Oil Pour Spout: The Smart Spout

Handle Bulk Vegetable Oil The Smart Spout Way

If you’ve got a restaurant, you probably deal with a lot of oil.  Between changing the oil in fryers, making dressings and sauces, and cooking on the line, the only person moving more oil in the neighborhood is the local mechanic.  And, like any restaurateur, you probably buy the stuff in bulk containers so that […]

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Restaurant Food Safety Tips: Managing Temperature

Maintaining proper food temperature should be a constant process in your commercial kitchen, from the time it arrives through your back door to the time it arrives on the customer’s plate. When the delivery truck arrives, immediately check food products for temperature.  Reject food that arrives above 41 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once you have ensured that […]

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Local Food Restaurant Menu

How To Price Local Foods On Your Menu

If you’re in the food service industry then you’ve heard about “local food” – ingredients sourced locally that are usually marketed as fresh, organic, and environmentally sustainable.  And while local has fast become a red-hot trend in the restaurant business, some in the industry have wondered how to make local profitable.  Food cost is usually […]

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Restaurant Equipment

The Time To Upgrade Restaurant Equipment Has Come

There’s always some good reasons for upgrading your kitchen’s restaurant equipment: better energy efficiency, better performance, increased ease-of-use, increased output, etc. There’s always an equally pressing reason why you try to get one more year out of that same equipment: money doesn’t grow on trees, and there’s plenty of other costs your restaurant faces. That’s […]

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The Back Burner Food Service Blog

The Best Of The Back Burner 2009

8 months and 305 posts later, The Back Burner is getting ready to celebrate its first year as a blog for the food service industry.  There’s a lot of great content we’ve posted over the course of 2009 that has been slowly buried in the avalanche of new posts coming down the pike, and we’d […]

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Google Restaurant Marketing

Why Google Is The Future Of Restaurant Marketing

“Favorite Places On Google” is a new feature that provides maps, directions, reviews, and photos of 100,000 businesses across the U.S.  Many of these businesses are restaurants, and that’s significant because eventually users will be able to post reviews and other information about your restaurant and have it display on Google. You’re probably thinking: “Great, […]

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