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.
Cut Costs and Improve Customer Loyalty with Eco
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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
word, that is, a word that is spelled out how it sounds. I.e., "BANG". So,
I guess slushies go "SLUSH"... perhaps?
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 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.).
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
Size: Walk-in Freezer Sizing is a matter of personal
Walk-ins can be as small as 5'x5' and as large as needed.
You might have noticed that we recently introduced a new line of
refrigeration--Westwind. At first glance, these new refrigeration units seem
appealing especially when compared to the cost of other units. But
understandably as you think about it some more, you become more cautious about