Ice Cream Treats to Help Diners Cool Off This Summer

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

With scorching summer heat just around the corner, diners will be looking for fast and easy ways to cool off at their favorite eateries. The best way to prepare for the huge increase in orders of cold and frozen concoctions is to make sure your ice machines, dessert cases, and ice cream freezers are clean

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Things to Consider When Buying a Commercial Ice Machine for Your Restaurant

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

  A commercial ice machine is one of the most important pieces of equipment found in any type of food service establishment. The ice it provides can be used to cool fountain beverages, blend smoothies, or keep seafood displays and salad bar fixings looking fresh and enticing. And of course ice is a critical component

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Prepare Your Restaurant for the Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Everyone knows that the holiday season represents a prodigious boon for retailers. All across the country, big-box stores and mom-and-pop shops alike rake in a reported 20 to 30 percent of their total annual sales in the period between Black Friday and Christmas. This is a significant portion of any bottom line. But retailers aren’t

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3 Ways to Spice Up Your Fall Menu

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

As it gets colder, customers’ taste buds start to beg for something warm and comforting. Out with crisp summer salads and barbecued meat, and in with the soups and baked goods. However, standard recipes can become stagnant over time, so it’s important to spice things up every once in awhile. Here are few ideas to

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Back To School!

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Now that school is back in session, parents around the world get their schedules back. Many have to work on homework at night, sign agendas, fill out school paperwork and get up every morning to make a healthy lunch before sending their kids off to a day at school. Wait… you don’t make a homemade

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Can you make GREEN by going green?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

In his recent article on FastCasual.com, Ed Zimmerman asks the question that seems to be on everyone’s mind these days: “Is your restaurant green?” According to a recent survey among consumers regarding food trends, environmental sustainability ranked first! The reasons to “go green” are numerous. It’s responsible, it shows you care about your community, but

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Brand Spotlight: Vulcan Restaurant Equipment

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Vulcan restaurant equipment started way back in 1890 with the formation of the Vulcan Gas Heating Company. For nearly 125 years, and through a few incarnations, the name Vulcan has been synonymous with quality heating and cooking equipment. Today a part of the ITW Food Equipment Group, Vulcan continues to expand its product line through

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Introducing Smallwares on ShortOrder.com

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

ShortOrder.com has been in the business of providing high-quality, low-cost restaurant equipment since 2007, and we’re proud of the products we offer and the service we provide. That said, we are always looking for ways to improve our service and offer additional quality products for the food service industry. In an effort to expand our

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Time to Buy a New Ice Machine? What to Look for

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Ice machines are one of the ‘grunts’ of the kitchen, constantly in use and long-suffering. It is easy to just keeping using yours until it breaks down and you have to buy a new one. But how do you deal with the sudden lack of ice? Is there a better way to handle the switch?

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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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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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Top Tips for Rebranding Your Restaurant

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Let’s say you have all the right restaurant equipment, a great wait staff, and a decent customer base, but maybe your business isn’t seeing as much traffic as you need. It might be time to consider rebranding your restaurant. Rebranding consists of changing your marketing concept in order to promote awareness and increase revenue. For

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Comparing Commercial Microwave Ovens and Conventional Ovens

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Microwave ovens have been making life in the kitchen easier since 1947.  The invention of commercial microwave ovens takes this efficiency to the next level.  They operate as high-volume heaters, and they are designed to withstand long hours and extended use in a restaurant kitchen (unlike home microwave ovens).  Both home microwaves and commercial microwave

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SoundOff – Hot Food Tables

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Hot Food Tables  December 2012 As we wrap up this holiday season, we are reminded of all of the big meals that are served this time of year. There are a lot of brunches and buffets occurring during the holidays. Therefore, this month we are highlighting hot food tables. We carry a wide range of

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Now Serving – Happy Holidays! Tips to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues and A French Toast Casserole

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

December 2012 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 48 ShortOrder.com wishes you and your family a very Happy Holidays. How are things? Have you gotten out and dealt with the hustle and bustle at the stores yet? How is business going for your company? It seems, depending on your business, that things

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Warming Up Your Ovens with Marketing Campaigns for Holidays

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for food.  Kitchens have been gearing up their ovens for the winter holidays, and now that they’re here, we welcome the opportunity to try out holiday specials and offer customers a variety of options during the holiday season. So many holidays feature food as a major part

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Gen2 Ranges: Not for Small Potatoes

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Everything about Gen2 ranges says the sky’s the limit with these magnificent workhorses. Beautifully designed for efficiency, power and reliability, Gen2 ranges have not only earned our 5 star rating and our Editors Choice Award, but they were also voted Best in Class by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine. And it’s no wonder. Let’s look

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SoundOff – Commercial Ranges

Friday, July 27th, 2012

COMMERCIAL RANGES July 2012 A true anchor in any restaurant is the range. When purchasing your range, there are so many different options to choose from, it can be overwhelming. They can be topped with burners, griddles or both! Does it have a single oven, or two? Are they convection or standard? Casters or Legs?

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Vulcan Ranges: Prize Fighters in the Kitchen

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Vulcan ranges come from a tried and true brand known in kitchens throughout America for their reliable and sturdy restaurant equipment, including griddles, steamers, cheese melters, fryers and yes, ranges. Anyone with experience in the food service industry knows the glaring difference between the front and the back of the house. In the front, diners

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Frymaster Fryers: The Kings of Crisp

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates the sound it describes. What better onomatopoeia than the word, “crispy?” Think about it–crisp, savory fried chicken, crispy french fries, crispy fried shrimp. The word “crisp” just makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? You hear the word and you can just imaging your mouth biting down on that morsel

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Cool is Hot All Over Again

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Imagine the low, cool tones of Barry White, accompanied by that groovy beat, sliding out over the dance floor like the smooth waves from a smoke machine. The disco ball spins white lights all over the floor. It’s the 1970’s, baby. That was when cool was hot. Cat’s were groovin’ to a rhythm that could

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Precision and Performance: The Stuff of Childhood Dreams

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

If you visited the grocery store as a child, chances are you’ll remember standing at the deli counter, watching the butcher load a block of yellow cheese or a juicy slab of ham onto the large slicer. You were mesmerized as the perfectly thin slices of meat or cheese fell off of the blade in

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Chillax With Beverage-Air Refrigerators

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Chillax /chi-laks/ verb. 1. To chill and relax simultaneously. 2. To loosen or reduce the level of stress by employing a more relaxed and groovy outlook. The stress of running a restaurant can really heat things up. Between the constant demand for high-quality service, the endless negotiations for space and ingredients, and the overall stress of having

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Hobart Slicers: Impeccable Design that Performs Too!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

My how we like shiny and pretty new things. For some of us, fancy restaurant equipment gizmos often come with a complicated learning curve and a price tag to match. It is just then that you find your contraption to be not so polished after all. In fact, soon you find yourself using duct tape

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GEN2 Ranges: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Monday, March 19th, 2012

What happens when your old and outdated commercial restaurant equipment performs in nightmarishly poor ways? How does it feel when customers begin to beat down the door, salivating over your deliciously seared delicacies and you do not have enough burners or oven space with your range oven to meet the demand? These are the moments

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Vulcan Ranges: The Right Tools for Your Culinary Genius

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

A master chef without a good range oven is like Mozart without a piano. It’s like a professional photographer without a camera, or an artist without a canvas. Master chefs know that the quality of their work is limited by the quality of their tools. So, if the best culinary geniuses use high quality restaurant

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Scotsman Ice Machines: A Successful and Slightly Secret Ingredient

Monday, February 20th, 2012

There are possibly 10,000 or more secrets to success in the restaurant industry. All sorts of unique ways are devised and implemented in an effort to create ambiance, serve great food and drinks and make customers happier than a kid experiencing their first trip to Disneyland. But perhaps the most basic and simple secret used

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Globe Slicers: Thou Shalt Skip the Sword, Armor and Chainmail

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Can you imagine what it must have been like long before commercial restaurant equipment and technology, when knights and peasants of the Middle Ages tried to slice meat, vegetables and cheeses? A blacksmith toils for hours, pounding steel, forging, tempering and hardening a blade just enough to cut through the thickest meats. Then some big

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Frymaster Fryers: The Scent of Delicacy

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

From the teeming wonderland of Los Angeles, to small roadside diners in Texas, to street corners all over the Midwest and bustling cafes of New England, a wonderful aroma is luring people from the sidewalks of America and inviting them to dine. That emanating scent floating through the air is probably the telltale signs of

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Eagle Restaurant Equipment: Beauty in Simplicity

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Let’s face it. Shiny and fancy gizmos full of profound electronic wizardry make just about everything easier. With just one touch of a button, a flip of a switch or sometimes with almost no effort at all, these instruments of culinary magic will cook, clean, brew and do just about anything you need them to

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Globe Slicers: Cutting Through Restaurant Tasks with Ease

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Behold the utter insanity of restaurant operations before all of the fancy gadgets and restaurant equipment that cook, clean, brew, chill, freeze and practically mop the floor for you–before the era of ultra-convenience. Can you imagine the time when chefs and employees scrambled like mad trying to coordinate and prepare food and beverages, all the

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Scotsman Ice Machines: No Duct Tape Necessary

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Restaurant equipment typically consists of many moving parts. Which means on any given day, that’s just more items that have potential to break, and when you and your employees are on a first name basis with the local repairman, it may not be something to smile about. That is why at Short Order, we strive

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Now Serving – October 2011 Newsletter

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Greetings! Happy Halloween! Does your restaurant do anything fun to celebrate? I’m a big fan of “Spooky Specials” or costume contests. It’s a fun way to encourage families and revelers of all ages to come visit your establishment – and inevitably allows for some staff entertainment when they get to see the fun costumes! Take

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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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Vulcan Range V60-LP: “Seems logical to me Captain”

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

When you are in dire need of restaurant equipment, it can be easy to put your search into warp drive, flying through supplier websites faster than the speed of light, exploring the universe for the perfect appliance. In fact, hunting for bar equipment, ovens, ice machines and more can feel like an aimless (if frenzied)

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Now Serving – Football special! Kegerator Review And Honey Chicken Wings

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Greetings! Well, it’s September. School’s back in full swing, football has begun and Labor Day is gone. People have already begun the countdown to Christmas! Don’t worry, I’m not going there (102). I hope everyone has a fabulous September, one without earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires or record breaking temperatures. I think as a whole, the US

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