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Restaurants: How to Store Food and Avoid the Danger Zone

Cold food storage should be a top priority for commercial food service operations, especially when customer health is at risk. The USDA FSIS lists two types of bacteria, spoilage and pathogenic, as responsible for a loss of food quality and as a source of foodborne illness. The latter, pathogenic, can grow rapidly when food is […]

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Commercial Frozen Drink Machines

Slushies, smoothies, cappuccinos, frozen lemonades, margaritas, frozen coffees. These frozen drinks are menu items customers appreciate on the hottest Midwestern days. The popularity of these products makes commercial frozen drink machines an essential piece of equipment at restaurants, ice cream shops, cafeterias, campgrounds, bowling allies, and roller-skating rinks (this list is not inclusive). The process […]

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Choosing the Best Commercial Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American enjoys more than 23 pounds of ice cream every year. The statistics prove the trend. Americans appreciate these frozen treats in almost every different form: soft serve cones, dishes of ice creams, shakes, ice cream sandwiches, and the always well-liked ice cream sundae. The popularity […]

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Guide to Choosing the Right Heated Holding Cabinet

Commercial food warmers are an integral part of food prep and service. Heated holding cabinets can hold food until cooking or service or for the final phase of cooking. These cabinets should not be used for the entire cooking process, which increases the risk of food-borne illness. Heated cabinets are incredibly versatile, making transporting food […]

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How to Choose a Commercial Grill

Commercial grills and griddles are one of the most important pieces of commercial restaurant equipment. These kitchen workhorses are the heart of any restaurant kitchen, making the decision for a new piece of equipment a critical and significant investment. Because of the importance, don’t hesitate to contact an expert that can assist with the selection […]

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ice cream at restaurant

7 Cool Dessert Ideas for a Restaurant Menu

The right dessert ideas for a restaurant—no matter how formal or informal—are a mixture of combining new trends with those traditional mouth-watering classics. From a managerial standpoint, hitting on that mixture involves a strategic planning process revolving around production and customer feedback. This process is also continual; the best dessert menus are always evolving to […]

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Fun New Beverage Ideas for Your Restaurant Menu

Restaurant managers, concession stand supervisors, and campground operators are always trying to find the next popular menu item. Those menu items are not always food; sometimes, the big buzz menu item is a drink (especially on the coldest and hottest Wisconsin days!). Fortunately, adding a popular drink to the menu does not always need to […]

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30+ Fresh Menu Ideas for Restaurants

The best restaurant menus generate revenue AND customer interest. The latter part of this recipe means that restaurant owners and managers need to be able to adapt their menus to their customers’ wants. The first part of the equation means that new menu items need to be produced without incurring a lot of expense in […]

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Open Fryer or Pressure Fryer: What is right for your business?

The decision to offer food at a business or to add fried foods to a menu comes with a host of decisions and questions, such as, “What foods do we want to offer? How much space do we have for the new equipment?” After some research, this question is inevitably added to the list: “Should […]

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Henny Penny Pressure Fryer

What are the benefits of pressure fryers?

Fried foods are a key part of any menu, and a reason customers flock to businesses with the best chicken, pork, turkey, and fish around (because a good Wisconsin menu always includes a fish fry). These popular menu items can be produced better and more efficiently in a pressure fryer, making this piece of kitchen […]

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