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Buying the Right Exhaust Hood
Exhaust hoods help keep kitchens more comfortable by expelling air contaminated with heat, smoke, grease and cooking fumes. They also help keep kitchens safe with their integral fire suppression systems.
The News From NAFEM
Highlights from the ultimate hands-on exhibition for foodservice equipment.
Sinks & Tables
Tables and sinks are often overlooked, but so much of everything else in the kitchen depends on these items, so it pays to select them carefully. Sinks
Let's Get Cooking!
You have several equipment options to cook anything on your menu
Would You Chill, Please?
Getting a good refrigerator or freezer is not too difficult. What takes some expertise is sifting through the many available features and accessories
Give It Some Color & Texture
It may not be the sexiest piece of equipment in a kitchen, but if you serve breakfast or toast sandwiches, a toaster is a key to a perfect product
All Washed Up
The dishwasher probably uses more utilities than any other equipment in your restaurant. It probably also requires one of the biggest initial investments
Chillin' & Displaying
Merchandising your food is a smart way to increase profits. There are plenty of cold merchandising units to help you do just that
Ice, Ice, Baby!
Ice is one of the most important sold in restaurants. If you have ever run out of ice, you know just how important it is. Most ice shortage headaches
In most restaurants the big energy user is your exhaust hood because it sucks out all the cool air you need to keep your kitchen tolerable during summer
Pedal To the Metal
Customers not only want their food fresh, they want it fast and that's the challenge for manufacturers of today's cooking equipment. Here are a few items
Raising The Bar
If your restaurant is like most, bar beverages are some of your highest margin items. Good marketing goes a long way to maximizing your profitability.
Specialty Cooking Equipment
Today's diners are looking for excitement and new food flavors. This taste for adventure has helped fuel the need for some specialized cooking equipment,
How to Buy a Combi Oven
Combining convection oven and steamer capabilities into a single cooking cavity has been one of the great foodservice innovations of the past quarter
A Perfect Cup of Joe
A restaurant's quality is often judged by the coffee it serves. The equipment you use plays a big part in the final product. Not long ago, coffee was
Industry performance mixed, but independents stay strong
Ready to live in the cloud?
Is the party over for automatic gratuities?
Five steps to help sell your restaurant now
How to leverage the impact of your Facebook presence
Is food fraud on your menu?
Are you properly seating guests?
Do you openly swab the deck?
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