2017 Food Trends Forecast

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Some restaurants appeal to customers by offering an unchanging menu filled with predictable and comforting favorites year after year while others carve out a niche by adapting their menu and services to reflect the evolving preferences of their patrons. If your establishment falls into this latter category, here is a forecast of some upcoming food

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Get Your Grill On: Lighter Options for your Spring Menu

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

With spring in the air, it seems that everyone suddenly has a hankering for freshly grilled foods. And while nothing beats a classic burger charbroiled to perfection on a Globe broiler with cast iron radiants, it’s always a good idea to offer your customers a variety of mouthwatering options to choose from. So as you

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Protecting Your Investment: Fryer Maintenance

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

All equipment needs TLC. The “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset is really only applicable to prep-tables. Almost everything else in your kitchen needs routine maintenance. Consider the workhorse of many American facilities, the fryer. Fryers are a pretty simple machine. They have targeted jets of flame that heat-up the underside of a

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January Equipment Checklist: Clean, Repair, Replace?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

After the holiday craziness is finished, and you catch your breath, take a few minutes to celebrate yourself and your team for a job well done. Then, take a moment to reflect. As you pushed through crunch time, did you take mental or actual notes? How did you do? What things were the most stressful?

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2016 Food Trends – Should You be Trendy?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Last month, the National Restaurant Association came out with the top food trends of 2016. Many of the trends involved local sourcing and environmental sustainability, which was similar to the trends in 2015, and the year before that, but they note that trends tend to evolve slowly over time. Trends that are more lifestyle changes,

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A Day with Pumpkin Puree

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

It’s that pumpkin-carving time of year and that leaves the question: What do you do with all of those pumpkin leftovers? We’ve scoured the internet and have found some delicious recipes that use pumpkin puree. Here are the ones that sounded the best to us: Breakfast Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe from MarthaStewart.com We’ve all had pancakes,

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How to Deep Fry a Turkey

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Deep fried turkey is a nouveau Thanksgiving treat, rising in popularity less than a decade ago but still nowhere near commonplace across the US. ShortOrder.com wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year, and with emphasis on the ‘safe’ part, we’d like to offer everyone a layman’s guide to safely deep-frying yourself a Thanksgiving

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that always poses a challenge to chefs; on the one hand, everyone knows what to expect; on the other, you want to show off you in everything you serve. ShortOrder.com has put together a few examples of how to do Thanksgiving in a way that is both classic and

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Now Serving – August 2014: Better Guest Engagement Boosts Repeat Visits

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

  AUGUST 2014 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 68 The days are getting shorter and school’s about to start which means we’re nearing the end of summer! Now is a great time to complete an inventory of all of your equipment and replace any items that are worn or damaged. Be

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Pros and Cons of Recycling at Your Restaurant

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Recycling: we know it’s good for the Earth, and thus by extension for humankind, but is it the right move for your restaurant? The decision isn’t as easy as you might think. About 3 of 5 American restaurants recycle at least some part of the waste they produce; most of it in the form of

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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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Top 5 Desserts for the Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

As we move into the holiday season, we’ve started to notice a shift in dessert menu offerings. They’re starting to reflect the holiday cheer that we love so much. Therefore, we at ShortOrder have put together a list of the top 5 desserts that are a must for your winter holiday menu. 1. Eggnog Cupcakes

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Your Guide to Achieving an FDA-Approved Gluten-Free Menu

Monday, October 28th, 2013

A short couple of months ago on August 5th and after quite a few years of consideration, the FDA released new regulations and a uniform standard for the term “gluten-free”. The truth is that even the best commercial restaurant equipment may not ensure that your food remains gluten-free. These regulations couldn’t have come at a

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Now Serving – Farewell to Tylee, Customer Service Tips and a Dip

Friday, August 17th, 2012

August 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 44 It’s already August and summer is coming to a close. Kids are headed back to school soon, and it’s time for a new school year and a new beginning. It’s on that note that I would like to let you all know that

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Cheese Melters: A Little Bit on the Cheesy Side

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

At Short Order, we like to inject a bit of entertainment into our information each week to help highlight our fabulous selection of restaurant equipment. In keeping with that motto, this week we intend to get a little cheesy in telling you all about our variety of cheese melters. Whether your restaurant is serving elegantly

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Short Order Griddles: Production Made Simple

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Sometimes the simplest things in life are also the best. Take, for instance, a hearty breakfast of hash browns, bacon and pancakes or a juicy steak or hamburger. In most cases, there is not too much extravagance or fanfare involved in cooking up these meals. Yet, the taste of a well-cooked, simple meal will satisfy

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Char Broiling with Your Favorite Vulcan

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Nothing turns on the salivary glands like food from the backyard grill. Now you can bring that backyard taste into your restaurant with the Vulcan Char Broiler VCCB47-1-NAT. No, that’s not Dr. Spock’s own space ship. It’s just the one of the best medium-sized char broilers on the planet. Char broilers come with basic variations.

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Bakers Pride Ovens

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

We’re going to go ahead and challenge ourselves to step outside of our comfort zone a little bit, here, and regale you with tales of the glories of Bakers Pride ovens.  How, might you ask, is this stepping outside our comfort zone?  (Boy, we just love assuming audience questions!)  Don’t we write about the joys

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The Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0302A

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

The Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0302A is a top-notch piece of ice-making, restaurant kitchen-pleasing piece of restaurant equipment from Manitowoc, the leader in ice machine technology.  This particular model, a nifty head-and-bin combo number, churns out a cool (actually frozen (groan)) 325 pounds of ice cubes in any given 24-hour period.  Those cubes are dice-style, by the

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Restaurant Equipment: Short Order on ResellerRatings!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We’re proud to announce that you, the consumer, may now review how we at Short Order sell our restaurant equipment at ResellerRatings.com!  Simply visit our review page to see how our customers rated and reviewed our products and services.  Are you a customer and would like to weigh in on how we’re doing/how we did? 

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Display Refrigeration

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Display refrigeration can bring a whole new and enticing element to your restaurant.  If the business you operate attempts to foster a more casual atmosphere, it can be used to stock items like beverages and pre-made salads for your customers.  Traditional can benefit from it by displaying their pies, and even upscale restaurants can proudly

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Time for Some Spring Greening!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I’m sure you’ve heard of spring cleaning, but this year try some spring “greening!” If it’s time to replace restaurant equipment, go for Energy Star rated products, start recycling or buy recycled products, but in honor of upcoming Earth Day, take one small step to in the right direction. There are tons of opportunities to

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Recognized by EPA

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Manitowoc ice machines are highly regarded in the industry for being reliable, efficient and just generally outstanding. So it should come as no surprise to hear that Manitowoc was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year. A joint program of the EPA and the

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Clearance Manitowoc Ice Machines

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Get ’em while you still can: Clearance Manitowoc ice machines currently available at ShortOrder.com offer huge savings. These units may be scratched and dented, but they are still in working condition — the price is just reduced to compensate for scratches and dents that happened from freight. Manitowoc produces quality restaurant equipment, and these ice

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Warming and Holding Equipment

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

At ShortOrder, we are proud to carry enough restaurant equipment to cover all your kitchen’s needs, and this includes warming and holding equipment. Though this final step in the food prep process is often overlooked, it’s an incredibly important way to ensure the food you deliver your customers is efficiently prepared and served. After all,

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Affordable Restaurant Equipment

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Affordable restaurant equipment at ShortOrder.com includes everything from Cadco sandwich grills to waffle irons. And no matter what you buy at ShortOrder.com, you have the assurance that you’re getting it at the lowest price thanks to our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment. If you find an item priced lower than it is at ShortOrder.com,

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Hot Dogs for the Dog Days of Summer

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Hot Dogs are America’s Favorite Hot dogs are considered one of America’s favorite summer time foods.  In fact, most hot dogs are consumed between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year.  On average, Americans eat about sixty hot dogs in each year – that is a lot of hot dogs.  If you think about it

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Restaurants Choose Char Broiled Burgers for a Taste of Summer

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Char Broil Burgers for a Taste of Summer The temperatures are starting to rise, the sun seems to be shining more, and everyone’s thoughts of food are turning to the wonderful taste of a char broil burger. You know, char broil, that smoky, and grilled to perfection with the intricate pattern of grill marks way

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Lakeside carts

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Lakeside carts may not be the first product type that pops into your mind when you think of the perfect kitchen, but for us right now, our attention is fully fixed on exactly that: Lakeside carts. At ShortOrder.com, we get excited by quality restaurant equipment – everything from Manitowoc ice makers to Hobart glass washers.

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Restaurants offer healthy choices at food festival

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

As more and more people are watching what they eat, things are changing in the restaurant industry to meet the demands of health-conscious consumers. Trans fats have been banned at New York City restaurants, and now a popular food festival is requiring its vendors to meet standards on fat, cholesterol, and salt. It’s the Taste

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Grills Gone Wild

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Considering a Char Broiler purchase in the future? There are a few questions you need to answer before making your decision. First of all, which type are you looking for? There are three types: Cast-Iron Radiant, Stainless Steel Radiant and Lava/Char Rock. The radiant or char rock acts as a storage bank of heat. The

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Commercial Ranges

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Choosing the Best Commercial Range For Your Restaurant Choosing the best commercial range for your restaurant doesn’t have to be a difficult task. When shopping for a restaurant range, you’ll want to consider a few things. The first is whether you need a heavy duty range or a medium duty range. Most restaurants and chains

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I’ll trade you that organic apple for a pack of whole wheat crackers

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

It’s been a while since I was in grade school, but I can remember exactly what I used to get every day for lunch in sixth and seventh grade: a basket of fries, a can of Coke and a freshly baked cookie that was roughly the size of my face. This was what I ate

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