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Even the strongest foodservice brand can get tarnished if patrons contract a foodborne illness in their venue. The most common form of food poisoning is Salmonella and E. coli. And these two bacteria are the most common causes of what’s traditionally known as food poisoning. Often you hear more about E. coli when it comes […]

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You’ve carefully figured out what type of commercial fryer you need. And you purchased the fryer with the best size and fuel type. To make sure your new fryer lasts for years, you now want to educate yourself on fryer maintenance. And as food service managers know, it is very important to keep your commercial […]

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Are you looking to grow your salad menu beyond typical mixes of romaine, spinach, and iceberg lettuce? Stop being so basic and check out these unbelievable fruit and veggie hybrids that combine flavor, nutrition, and photogenic good-looks to make for highly Instagramable alternative produce. Celtuce Celtuce is a celery and lettuce hybrid that’s already popularly used in […]

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Outdoor dining is a beloved pastime for people looking to enjoy the warm weather. Make the most out of summer, outdoor dining with these 5 pro tips. 1. Make Outdoor Dining Special Customers love the experience of outdoor dining. When you seat people in your outdoor dining area, having a unique menu for your patio […]

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The foodservice industry is peppered with unique terms and phrases. We seem to be experts at generating jargon better than almost any other profession. The term “holloware” is a great example and is a term rarely used by someone who has not owned or operated a restaurant or diner. What Exactly is Holloware? Once you […]

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Within its origins, flywheeling represents the pursuit of the engineering holy grail of perpetual energy. The term flywheeling refers to the use of a literal, mechanical device called a flywheel. These typically heavy and spoked wheels are designed to conserve mechanical energy through inertia and the law of conservation. Machines that produce large amounts of […]

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What is the Impossible Burger? If you engage in any form of media including radio, TV, social media or the internet, you’ve probably heard of the Impossible Burger. It became all the rage when people discovered they could both eat healthy and eat vegan (or vegetarian) without sacrificing their cravings for meat. After 5 years […]

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Do you ever find yourself in a bad mood when the weather is nasty? Well, that bad weather may also lead to an increased likelihood of leaving negative restaurant reviews. Researchers at the Ohio State University Hospitality Management program conducted a series of studies that uncovered the relationship between weather and negative restaurant reviews. “Restaurant […]

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There has been a lot written about menu design. The choices you make as you put together your menu can definitely impact your business. Probably more than any other marketing piece, your menu communicates most directly to your customers. And even without being explicit, it can influence your customers’ opinion of your business. But how […]

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Ohio becomes the latest state to enact a latex glove ban for restaurants, foodservice and retail food establishments. Effective March 1, 2019, latex gloves will no longer be permitted. This latex glove ban is similar to laws on the books in several other states. These include Connecticut, Oregon, Hawaii, Arizona and Rhode Island. Several other states are […]

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There are few kitchen tools that are as simple, versatile and enduring as the classic dutch oven. And while we refer to them as “dutch ovens” or “casserole dishes” in America, there are very similar examples of this classic pot in many other cultures. This is a testament to the flexibility and utility that comes […]

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Failure to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can get you sued. As demonstrated by the recent cases against Domino’s and Five Guys, even your website needs to be ADA compliant. But what about your physical location? You need to have a strategy to help you create an ADA compliant restaurant, bar or […]

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Have you ever heard of a salamander broiler or salamander grill? You might think that these are the same thing as a cheese melter. But those are actually two very different pieces of equipment. So what makes a salamander grill unique? Let’s explore the history and uses for the kitchen equipment classic, the salamander grill. […]

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