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Achieve the Perfect Blend Drink blenders serve two primary purposes: to crush ice and then blend a great drink or smoothie. The more powerful the motor and better designed blades and jars, the creamier the drink profile with few or no ice chunks. Auto shut-off timers are perfect for busy bars and smoothie shops – […]

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California’s Proposition 65 already requires the nation’s most stringent labeling of products containing potentially cancer-causing chemicals. But a new ruling by a judge in California may take it even one step further by requiring coffee-sellers to put a warning on coffee cups sold to the public. The Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act was implemented […]

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Is a bar complete with just glassware and liquor? Not exactly. Be sure to stock up on all essential barware so that your bartender and patrons are satisfied. Here are the top ten items you should have on your list – featuring TableCraft products. 1. Garnish Stations Garnish stations, condiment dispensers, and bar caddies serve multiple […]

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We were honored to host the annual “State of the City” address for our newly adopted home of Whitehall. Our new corporate offices were the perfect backdrop to showcase the city’s progress and rise as the new, hot suburb in the Central Ohio area. Mayor Kim Maggard presented to a crowd of nearly 300 residents, local […]

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The industry leader in online reservation booking, OpenTable, was hit with a scandal as it was discovered that one of its employees had created hundreds of bogus reservations through a rival booking site. According to Eater Chicago, 45 restaurants that use the rival service called Reserve were affected, most notably over the super-busy Valentine’s Day […]

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Google originally purchased restaurant review company Zagat for approximately $151 million dollars in 2011 in hopes of pitting the once-premier brand against upstart rivals such as Yelp. Unfortunately, they never really gave the brand the attention that it needed to prevail and now they are cutting their losses by selling the brand to The Infatuation, […]

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For a lot of restaurants, the commercial floor fryer is one of the most used pieces of equipment. Fried fish, fried chicken strips, fried onion rings and, of course, French fries – all cooked in oil in a fryer. But not all fryers are the same. One oft overlooked feature of commercial deep fryers is […]

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The Short Answer: Nope. The Long Answer: Wood pulp is the base component of melamine dinnerware. Imagine a tree that hasn’t been watered in ages. Its branches would be weak, brittle, and break more easily than if it was properly watered. Melamine dinnerware acts much the same when it’s frequently microwaved or exposed to temperatures hotter […]

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Avoid spreading bacteria such as E. coli with this quick, handy guide to color-coded knives. Don’t forget matching cutting boards! Red Raw Meats Blue Raw Fish, Seafood Yellow Raw Poultry, Chicken White Dairy, Cheese Green Produce, Vegetables, Fruit Tan Cooked Meat Purple Allergen Shop Color-Coded Knives and Cutting Boards >

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For the last several years, Dunkin’ Donuts has been talking about eliminating its environmentally challenging Styrofoam cups. The chain first announced the decision in 2016 but news has been scant since then. However, a recent press release indicates that the plans are back on track. The Styrofoam cups, which are not recyclable and are problematic […]

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Shopping for a new commercial blender but confused about clear vs solid jars? It’s not just about personal preference – there are key differences based on the type of food your chef or bartender is blending: Clear Blender Jars Made of polycarbonate Popular for drink blenders Easy to see contents and costs less than stainless […]

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What is Induction Cooking? For decades, a gas stovetop has been the centerpiece of most commercial kitchens. That’s about to change. Top chefs throughout the U.S. and beyond are breaking with tradition and switching to induction ranges – an alternative that’s safer, more precise, faster, and more efficient. How It Works Induction uses electric current […]

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Complete Your Cocktail Service Stocking up your bar with new cocktail glassware or replenishing from breakage? We’ll help point you in the right direction to make sure you aren’t serving a Manhattan in a margarita glass (gasp!). Featuring Libbey glassware. Highball Glass What is a “highball” cocktail anyway? The classic highball consists of a base […]

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