The FDA Food Code and Your Restaurant: What You Need to Know

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

There are a lot of rules in the 2013 Updated Food Code published by the FDA. Most of them are commonsense rules, but there are some very important bits that every restaurateur should know for fostering a safe work environment, safe storage and handling, cleaning restaurant equipment and much more. The HACCP The FDA strongly

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Fresh Convenience Store Food on the Rise

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Most of us remember our neighborhood convenience store. Before the days of instant streaming and iPhone games, there was sitting curbside in front of the 7-Eleven with a Slurpee brain freeze and a newly opened pack of gummies, wasting away the hot summer days. Things have changed a lot since then, and convenience stores have

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How to Create a Zero-Waste Commercial Restaurant Kitchen

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Restaurant kitchens are notoriously wasteful. Not only does almost every piece of food come with some form of organic waste that you don’t actually want to cook with, but most of it also comes wrapped in plastic, which is wrapped in plastic again, and then in a cardboard box (which is itself sometimes wrapped in

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How to Save Space in a Restaurant Kitchen

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Think all professional kitchens looks like the spaces on Iron Chef? Think again. In reality, the fact is that professional kitchens are often small and cramped; hardly the conditions you see on TV. What’s more, there are two types of restaurant kitchens: those that run like well-oiled machines, and those that are chaotic and messy.

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Another Ice-O-Matic Ice Machine Joins the Energy Star Family

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The folks at Ice-O-Matic, makers of marvelous ice machines and dispensers, have outdone themselves yet again on the energy efficiency front. The Ice-O-Matic brand already has plenty of ice machines that are Energy Star-approved, and has recently added another to the lineup: the ICEU226A. This space-saving, ice-making beauty saves as much or more energy than

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5 Documents You Should Have in Your Restaurant’s Kitchen

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Restaurant kitchens are fast-paced work environments, which means things can get pretty hectic. Having all your restaurant’s essential documents readily available ensures that operations run smoothly and safely. So, which documents are most important to have in your kitchen? 1.    Licenses and Permits The most important documents to keep accessible in your restaurant are your

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A Lunch Break with the Hobart Corporation

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

At Short Order when we work hard, we have to treat ourselves to a lunch break now and then. Today, join What’s Cooking as we learn about the Hobart Corporation. Before the Kitchen Appliances With a hundred years of experience combined with an innovative track record, the Hobart Corporation has a story that is compelling

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Houston, We Have Contact: How to Clean Food Contact Surfaces

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

If there ever was a spotless way to cook and prep food, it would be something along the lines of ‘cooking in outer space.’ You wouldn’t have to worry about any cutting boards to clean or messy paper towels, and all your food would be floating across the cabin of your spacecraft. After all, you

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Guide to Buying Restaurant Utility Carts

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

What can you use a utility cart for? Use your imagination. Towering cakes? You bet. Floral arrangements? For certain. Laundry loads? Yes indeed. There are utility carts of all shapes and sizes, made for all kinds of businesses. So where to start when buying a utility cart? Consider the 3 C’s: capacity, casters, and construction.

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