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Enhancing Customer Loyalty Through Online Channels: Restaurant Idea Roundup

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In a day of mass coupons, national chains, and $1 menus, enticing a customer to come back to your restaurant is not getting any easier.

A Brief History of Refrigeration

A Brief History of Refrigeration

Believe it or not, refrigeration is a very ancient practice. Early on, people realized that storing food in cool environments actually preserved it. Thus, ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had techniques for storing food. One of the most common techniques shared between these groups was simply to put food in a cave or underground. The cool temperature of the cave or ground was just enough to lengthen the life of meats, fruits, and vegetables.

Why You Should be Energy Efficient & Community Driven: Restaurant Idea Roundup

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Cut Costs and Improve Customer Loyalty with Eco Friendly Practices

Whether or not you believe the science (or lack of science as some would argue) behind global warming, one thing is certain, many consumers are becoming eco conscientious in their buying choices. In a consumer driven society the demand for environmentally friendly products is driving manufacturers to innovation.

How to Clean Stainless Steel - Stainless Steel Council Session 2

Stainless Steel Cleaning

Welcome to the next installment of our series on stainless steel products.

Recipes, cost cutting, and legislation Oh-My! - Restaurant Idea Roundup

New Blog Series, Monthly Roundup of Ideas

If necessity is the mother of invention, than idea deprivation is the wicked stepmother that snuffs out ingenuity. In the restaurant industry necessity surrounds us, there is always a need for a new dish, ways to cut costs, stay ahead of the competition, keep up to date on what the government is doing, etc.

iPad POS Systems & Other Technology That Will Change Your Restaurant

The World is Changing

The iPad is changing the world! Okay, so not quite, but it might just change the way you take orders. With the widespread availability of the iPad and other tablet platforms, there are some great opportunities for restaurants to adopt new technology into their business model while cutting costs and improving efficiency.

Tasty Slushy Recipes For the Bunn Ultra-2

strawberry frozen drink recipe

Since the beginning of time, Iced Drinks have been used to cool down overheated bodies in the middle of summer. Long lost cave carvings show Neanderthals dancing around downed mammoths while sipping on prehistoric slushies flavored with wild berries. Victorian style paintings artfully reflect kings and queens of the court making judgements and waving scepters while downing (generally alcoholic) "frozeneth drinkeths", as they came to be called.

Bunn Ultra 2 Slushy Machine Video

Check out this video where one of our employees, Blake, gives a brief overview on the Bunn Ultra-2 Slushy Machine and, well... enjoys some slushy in the process.

7 Ways to Make Money With a Frozen Drink Machine

Yesterday we looked at whether a frozen drink machine can make money. We considered some of the costs associated with owning a frozen drink machine and discovered that frozen drinks are not only tasty but are also profitable. Today we will give you some ideas on how you can put your frozen drink machine to work. Got ideas of your own?

Can you make money with a frozen drink machine?

how to make money with a frozen drink machine

So here you are, standing on the edge, ready to make the plunge and add slushies to your store. But with a quality slushy machine like a Bunn Ultra 2 running about $2k, you wonder whether you can really make that money back in your little shop. The answer is "Heck yes!" Join us as we break down the numbers and find out how you can easily score 200% in profit.

Exciting Times At Prima

Connect With Prima Restaurant Equipment on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social sites

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more...

Times are a changin, or so the saying goes.

Handy Dandy Bunn Ultra Slushy Machine Buying Guide

So is the proper way to spell slushy: slushie... or slushy?

Maybe there's no true way to spell fake words. I am assuming "slushy" is an onomatopoetic word, that is, a word that is spelled out how it sounds. I.e., "BANG". So, I guess slushies go "SLUSH"... perhaps?

Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, and the Bunn Ultra-2

Happy March. March 2011 is chock full of religious holidays that have grown into cultural phenomena: Ash Wednesday and St. Patrick’s Day. You might think to yourself, “I don’t think that Ash Wednesday could really be considered a cultural phenomenon.” This might be, but I’m sure you have heard of the festival that precedes Ash Wednesday – Mardi Gras. “Oh yes” you say. You have heard of it.

Grease Trap Cleaning Tips And Video

Cleaning Grease Traps

Grease Traps. We thought it might be helpful to not only show you how to purchase them, but also how to maintain them after you've purchased them. In order to do that, we thought it would be easiest to make a short video giving some tips as to how to clean them. One thing to keep in mind as you watch this, government regulations differ depending on your location. Please make sure to check all city and state regulations as things will change (time in between required cleanings, amount, information recorded, etc.).

Grease Trap & Its Parts Video

We have just recently uploaded a video giving some information on grease traps in general and on our grease traps in particular. Hope it is a benefit to you as you seek to learn more about grease traps and why they are necessary for your food establishment.



TurboAir Refrigerator + Prima = Happy Customers

Thanks to the Best Western Skyline Motor Lodge for this great picture of their Prima-purchased equipment! Props to Best Western for a quality purchase (and a good pic!;). Oh, and if you ever need a place to stay in Lakeview, Oregon, make sure to look them up!

Grease Trap Cleaning Log

Since a grease trap cleaning/maintenance log is required by law, it sure is nice when the government makes one for you. On the other hand, sometimes they don't... so we have created one for you to use.

Feel free to download, print, use, and share this cleaning log (you can find it here: Grease Trap Cleaning Log). Of course, as with all things grease trap, be sure to check up on your local regulations as some will require different times, volumes, etc. for cleaning.

"How To Set up A Prima Supply Work Table" Video

Putting together tables may be a hobby of yours... or, like the rest of us, you get confused by all of the different ways to assemble things. To aid in your purchase and assembly of our Stainless Steel Top Work Tables, we have made this short how-to video. Hopefully it is of help to you!

Vitamix Blender Comparison Guide

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Machines that mix come in all shapes and sizes. Some are manual, plastic, and cost $10. Others are commercial steel, can mix 60 quarts of dough at a time, and cost $11,000. As with everything, what you buy will depend on how you need to use it. Blenders are no different. Some people prefer this brand, others prefer that brand. Some want 3 horsepower, others want 2 horsepower (others don't know what they want!). It can be quite confusing knowing what sort of blender you should buy for your bar, restaurant, coffee-shop, or home.

Walk-in Cooler and Freezer Buying Guide

Walk in coolers and freezers are very useful and great units to have in your kitchen or building

The problem we encounter most with customers when dealing with walk-ins are questions such as; what size do I need and what type of refrigeration do I need? Let's see if we can't answer some of these questions for you.
  1. Size: Walk-in Freezer Sizing is a matter of personal application

    Walk-ins can be as small as 5'x5' and as large as needed.

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