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Restaurant Subscriptions - A New Revenue Stream

Restaurant Subscriptions - A New Revenue Stream

Posted by CHERIE THOMPSON

In recent years, monthly subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have become part of our lives. At the same time, sales of weekly meal kits from the likes of Hello Fresh and Blue Apron have soared. 

Some restaurants and bars are adapting the subscription model to boost their revenue stream. Here's what you need to know.

Restaurant Subscriptions - A New Revenue Stream

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On the Rocks - Commercial Ice Maker Buying Guide

On the Rocks - Commercial Ice Maker Buying Guide

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When the heat ramps up as a restaurant hits its peak busy period, both front of house and back of house staff need to stay cool.

A critical part of delivering great service, a restaurant not only needs a working ice machine, but must have an ice maker that meets demand.

Not all commercial ice machines are the same, however, so we’re here to break down the different types of units — and the different types of ice — so you can be as informed as possible when buying an ice maker for your business.

On the Rocks - Commercial Ice Maker Buying Guide

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How to Reduce Energy Use in Foodservice - Saving Money and the Planet

How to Reduce Energy Use in Foodservice - Saving Money and the Planet

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Foodservice ranks among the top energy-intensive industries. Whether the motivation is environmental or financial, every foodservice operation from front to back of house can benefit from easy opportunities to improve energy efficiency and save money without sacrificing quality or service.

How to Reduce Energy Use in Foodservice - Saving Money and the Planet

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Family-Friendly Restaurants - Equipment and Supplies Buying Guide

Family-Friendly Restaurants - Equipment and Supplies Buying Guide

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Young families are a demographic few restaurant owners can afford to ignore. Canada has about six million kids 14 and younger, more than 15 percent of the population. Their families dine out and order takeout more than any generation before them—and nearly half the time, the kids decide where to go. In fact, it’s estimated that making your restaurant family-friendly can increase traffic by up to 25 percent. 

It’s also important to have the right furnishings, tableware and other essentials that will make families feel at home—and keep them coming back. 

Family-Friendly Restaurants - Equipment and Supplies Buying Guide

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Checklist: Food Safety for Foodservice

Checklist: Food Safety for Foodservice

Posted by CHERIE THOMPSON

Food safety matters to everyone.  Food can become contaminated at any time during handling, storing and cooking. It’s essential that all food handlers understand the importance of food safety. Use this checklist as a reminder of the basic rules to keep customers (and staff) safe and healthy. 

Checklist: Food Safety for Foodservice

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Improving Mental Health in the Foodservice Industry

Improving Mental Health in the Foodservice Industry

Posted by CHERIE THOMPSON

The foodservice industry is mentally and physically tough; with long hours, shift work, varying wages and stressful conditions, the last year even more so. But with challenge comes an opportunity to reshape and improve mental health in the foodservice industry, so that our restaurant staff can emerge better than ever.  

Read on to find out how it’s on all of us to change the industry from within and exactly how to make it happen.  

Improving Mental Health in the Foodservice Industry

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Waffle Maker Buying Guide For Commercial Kitchens

Waffle Maker Buying Guide For Commercial Kitchens

Posted by CHERIE THOMPSON

Who doesn’t love waffles? Soaked in syrup or topped with fruit, chocolate, and whipped cream, these fluffy creations are truly heaven-sent. Their combined gustatory merit and culinary versatility mean they’re a staple on most menus. Sweet or savoury, waffles are a delectable, crave-worthy delight from coast to coast. 

Enjoying the waffles is easy. Making the waffles, on the other hand, is arguably an art form, but the right waffle maker can make all the difference. Keep reading so your operation can pick the best commercial waffle maker for your foodservice kitchen. 

Waffle Maker Buying Guide For Commercial Kitchens

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Takeout and Delivery Menu Optimization

Takeout and Delivery Menu Optimization

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Takeout is big business in the food and beverage industry. With in-house and patio dining restrictions and the growth of delivery platforms, the takeout trend has exploded over the past year. 

Any restaurant that hopes to survive the uncertain months ahead should be offering some sort of takeout and/or food delivery option. But not every dish is ready for its moment in the back of a delivery vehicle. Here’s how to optimize your takeout and delivery menu. 

Takeout and Delivery Menu Optimization

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Operating Profitable Restaurant and Bar Patios

Operating Profitable Restaurant and Bar Patios

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A critical component for generating revenue, creating an inviting, entertaining – and functioning – patio can be a massive return on investment for restaurant owners.

It’s not as simple as slapping some tables and chairs out in the sunshine for your guests; making a profitable patio for your business is a nuanced and intuitive process.

Here are some helpful guidelines for getting the most out of your outdoor dining room this patio season.

Operating Profitable Restaurant and Bar Patios

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Sweeten Your Check Size - Baking Tools Buying Guide

Sweeten Your Check Size - Baking Tools Buying Guide

Posted by CHERIE THOMPSON

Have you considered baking as an additional revenue stream to really sweeten things up for you and your customer? Our Baking Tools Buying Guide for Foodservice shows you the simple yet essential baking tools you need to help increase check averages by taking what you are already baking and repurposing it effectively.

Sweeten Your Check Size - Baking Tools Buying Guide

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Chef and Kitchen Knives Buying Guide

Chef and Kitchen Knives Buying Guide

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A good set of knives, well-cared for, will give a lifetime of service and satisfaction - as they should, knives are not cheap.

Fortunately, there has never been such a wide selection of different styles, shapes and materials to choose from. Our knife buying guide explains everything you need to know to get you slicing and dicing.

Chef and Kitchen Knives Buying Guide

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Commercial Pizza Pan Buying Guide

Commercial Pizza Pan Buying Guide

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Deciding to serve pizza isn’t a snap decision; a lot goes into choosing the type and style of pizza you serve, and as much thought and planning should go into the types of pizza pans to use.  

Our commercial pizza pan guide will help you choose the best one for your kitchen.  

Commercial Pizza Pan Buying Guide

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