Attract Guests with (the Right) Outdoor Seating

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

There’s no question customers love outdoor dining in the spring and summer. In fact, many restaurateurs report that patrons would rather wait for a table on the patio than be seated immediately indoors. So if you’re looking for a proven way to attract even more guests to your establishment this season, follow these tips to

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Raising the Bar for the Holiday Season

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

‘Tis the season, as they say… to raise the bar! Did you know that alcohol consumption goes up 12% over the holidays? As a bar owner or restaurant owner, this is not news. Though it comes with increased liabilities, it can also come with margin-rich sales. Responsible service of alcohol during the holiday season is

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Top Tips for Running the Show Behind the Bar

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Running a bar seems like a fairly straightforward and common operation. Open doors, serve drinks, count tips, close shop, right? However, once you realize that about 50 percent of bars fail within the first 3 years, the picture gets a little more complicated. How does an owner effectively operate a bar? What are the tricks

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Product Highlight: Beverage-Air Back Bar Refrigerator Storage BB94-1-B

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Running a bar is hard work for management, bartenders, and bar backs. On a busy night or even during happy hour, you could go through many, many bottles of alcohol that need to be readily available. If you don’t have enough storage capacity behind the bar to serve up beverage after beverage, your customers may

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Kegerators: The Best Choice for Your Restaurant or Bar

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

It wasn’t actually that long ago that pubs and saloons had to rely on massive, walk-in ice rooms or other large refrigerators to keep their beer cold. But today, even a tiny hole-in-the-wall can offer cold draught beer through the magic of kegerators. Available in sizes and shapes that range from sizable, industrial units to

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The Wild Whirled of Bar Blender Basics

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Here’s a tongue twister for you, bartenders: Betty Bartender bought a blender. “But,” she said, “this blender’s battered. If I want a blended beverage, I better buy a better blender.” So Betty ‘Tender bought a blender better than her battered blender, and when her beverages were blended, Betty’s bar was better tended. Betty knows a better

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Undercounter Glass Washers: The Busy Kitchen’s Secret Weapon

Friday, October 11th, 2013

This week at ShortOrder, we’d like to spotlight undercounter glass washers in keeping with the “undercounter” theme (see last week’s undercounter ice machine post), Although undercounter glass washers may be rather under-celebrated in the world of commercial restaurant equipment, the fact is that they’re an extremely useful asset in a kitchen or behind a bar.

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Get Out Your Bar Equipment: It’s American Craft Beer Week!

Friday, May 17th, 2013

If you think you’ve missed American Craft Beer Week, don’t worry! Stock your bar equipment and get ready for this weekend. American Craft Beer Week runs through this Sunday, May 19th, so you still have plenty of time to find a craft beer to serve with the bar equipment at your business or enjoy at

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Shaken, Not Stirred: Ice Machines for Mocktails

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Ice machines, while useful for every restaurant, can be particularly useful for a restaurant with special drinks on its menu. Ice machines allow a restaurant to have fresh ice available in large quantities at any time. But how to prepare your drinks using an ice machine’s ice? James Bond, the famous fictional British Secret Service

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Hobart Glass Washers: Perfect for the Busy Bartender

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

What is a bartender’s worst nightmare? We are pretty sure the possibilities for that category are endless. However, a lack of clean glasses on a busy night does not have to be one of them. That’s why Hobart glass washers from Hobart are a perfect choice to help make a hard-pressed night behind the bar just

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Beverage-Air Kegerators

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Beverage-Air kegerators, also called draft beer coolers, are ultra sleek — and they’re the perfect way to keep your keg chilled and maintained for typically up to a couple of months. Since beer can be very sensitive to temperature, Beverage-Air kegerators keep it cool at the temperature it needs to be in order to maintain the

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Bar Equipment at ShortOrder

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

It’s no secret that ShortOrder has the best selection of restaurant equipment at the lowest prices. But did you know ShortOrder also offers bar equipment? From direct draw to liquor display, ShortOrder.com has you covered. Bar Equipment: Blenders Where would a bar be without commercial blenders? Perfect for whipping up margaritas, pina coladas, smoothis and

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Manitowoc Ice Machine

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Buying a Manitowoc ice machine means you’re getting the industry standard. Tough, dependable, efficient — those are all qualities of a Manitowoc ice machine. If you’re a restaurant owner, bar owner or commercial kitchen owner in need of ice for cooling, food prep or just drinks, a Manitowoc ice machine will help you get the

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