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Building a beautiful buffet has never been easier, with Buffet Building Blocks by Front of the House. This innovative system takes the guess work out of buffet set ups while allowing the user to be in full creative control. This is possible because the Buffet Building Block system offers scalability, colors, textures, materials, and shapes […]

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The National Restaurant Association (NRA), represented by top lobbyist Sean Kennedy, pleaded with Congress on Monday for another round of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) grants. The RRF was part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) signed into law on March 11th, 2021. The ARP Act budgeted $1.9 trillion and was intended to build a bridge […]

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People want to be “in the know” without any FOMO regrets, which is why the hidden bar and speakeasy trend continues to prevail. In this article, we’ll explore the décor, drinks, customer experience, and (spoiler alert) how to find the entrances of 7 spectacular bars. Blink too fast and you’ll miss them. Floppy Disk Repair […]

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Millions of investment dollars have been funneled into AI, automation, and robotics as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This surge of technological advancement continues to take place in the foodservice industry, both out of necessity and from a desire to create. Here are five robots that have lent a hand in the restaurant scene […]

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Antimicrobial protective technologies introduced during the manufacturing process result in an extra level of protection for products commonly used in foodservice establishments. Using this technology safeguards your patrons and employees from bacteria and pathogens in the workplace. Adding antimicrobial products in addition to best-practice sanitation protocols will further reduce issues such as foodborne diseases or […]

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Ready for a safer, more well-organized commercial kitchen? Safety and sanitation have never been more important than today and maintaining a well-organized workspace is an integral part of that. Here are 15 commercial kitchen safety items by San Jamar that also streamline processes and procedures. Saf-T-Ice Tote Protect your establishment’s ice from contaminates during transport […]

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Plates. We all use them. But what if there is a better alternative to the plate? In this article, we will show you how the simple addition of platters, peels, and boards into your place setting can elevate the guest experience and make every meal special. Trapezoid Serving Board At 24 inches, this trapezoid-shaped board […]

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Is your bar or restaurant equipped to handle the blitz of hungry customers ready to watch the big game? Taco holders, serving platters, bottle openers – here’s a starter guide for everything that will keep your gameday crowds happy. Free Flow Jet Pourer The Free Flow Jet Pourer by Tablecraft has a hinged, flip cap […]

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Winter is coming, so let’s talk soup. It’s the time of year when commercial foodservice operations need to look ahead and prepare for fall and winter appetites — and soup is trending upwards. In this article, we will first discuss the current trends propelling soup forward. After which, we will take a closer look at […]

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Espresso is the fastest growing category in the food and beverage industry from both a profit and a consumption standpoint. This rise in popularity of specialty coffee drinks, such as lattes or cappuccinos, has given way to new generations of coffee connoisseurs and baristas with a keen understanding and taste for espresso-based beverages. Since it […]

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When new customers visit your venue, first impressions are everything. It’s not uncommon to hear, “How fresh is the coffee?” And you can believe they will take notice whether the coffee is piping hot or lukewarm. So, it’s easy to see just how important it is to use reliable, commercial beverage servers. With countless beverage […]

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A ghost kitchen (sometimes also called a “ghost restaurant“) is a foodservice operation that is meant for delivery only. In other words, these businesses have no dining room. In many cases, you cannot even do carryout from these businesses. It is a delivery only business and it is tightly aligned with new online food delivery […]

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You may have heard the term “Food Hall” thrown around recently. But unless you have one in your town or have visited one yourself, you may be a bit confused as to what exactly constitutes a food hall. The term “food hall” has its roots in the UK where it is used to describe a […]

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