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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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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Beverage-Air Refrigerators: Experts in Refrigeration

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Who could have imagined so many years ago that science would discover that molecules move more slowly in cold temperatures, or that we wouldn’t need to bury our food in snow, blocks of ice, or mounds of salt to keep it from spoiling? Would anyone have dreamed over one-hundred years ago that science and machine

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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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Hamilton Beach Blender 990: Helping Blend Art and Science

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Turning simple ingredients into tasty delights is almost both an art and a science. Quality restaurant equipment performs the cooking, mixing, heating and chilling, while cooks, chefs and bartenders turn food and drink components into the Picasso’s of cuisine and beverages. At Short Order, we have the science part covered for you. From sophisticated commercial

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APW Commercial Toaster XTRM-2: A Toast to a Toaster

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Here at Short Order, we’d like to make a toast to a model of commercial restaurant equipment that will turn ordinary bread into perfectly piping hot and crunchy toast. The APW Commercial Toaster XTRM-2 is a fantastic choice for establishments that need to churn out toasted sandwiches, bagels and muffins to meet high demand. In

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Makin’ Hamburgers: Griddles or Char Broilers?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

When you cook hamburgers at your restaurant, do you use char broilers or griddles? Do you season the patty? And what about the bun? We realize these questions can result in a heated debate when those passionate about hamburgers are asked to answer, but, really, there’s no right answer. There are countless ways to make

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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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National Restaurant Association’s Employment Projections for Summer ’09

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) recently released employment projections for summer 2009, and the information is positive: It’s expected that eating and drinking places across the country will add over 381,000 jobs during summer. This is a 4.1 percent increase from the employment level in March of ’09. Many are interpreting this good news as

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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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Cadco Sandwich Grills for Your Restaurant

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Restaurant menu items that seems to be getting hotter and hotter as of late? Grilled sandwiches and paninis! If you own a restaurant, you may want to consider getting sandwich grills for your kitchen so that you’ll be able to put these popular items on the menu. What’s even better is that sandwich grills are

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Tips for Restaurant Owners: Keeping Busy in Slow Times

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

We all know times are tight right now. Some experts are pointing towards signs of a slow recovery, the keyword there being slow. How do you keep customers coming into your restaurant, and more importantly spending money? Get the customers in the door! You might consider lowering the prices on your offerings, or offering free

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Discount Restaurant Equipment

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Discount restaurant equipment at ShortOrder.com means big savings for restaurant owners. We understand that equipment costs can add up quickly, whether you’re replacing old restaurant equipment or opening a brand-new restaurant. With all the costs involved with operating a business, discount restaurant equipment can really help owners and managers meet their budget and save money.

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Preparing Your Restaurant for a Health Inspection

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Restaurant health inspections are just a simple way to prevent your kitchen from being attacked by illnesses. It’s a way to keep your customers happy and healthy. If you have one coming up, here are some helpful tips on what to do before the restaurant inspector even arrives. What to Do Before an Inspector Visits

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Restaurants and the Recession

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Lately, it seems newspapers and online media have had nothing but gloomy stories about the economy. Jobs cut, profits down — these are indeed stressful times for businesses. But an article recently from Forbes.com talks about how restaurants might prove to be more resilient than other consumer-dependent industries. The article pointed out how in a

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Make Your Restaurant Green

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

This year, make it your resolution as a restaurant industry professional to save some money while saving the environment. Making your restaurant green is trendy, but more importantly, it’s for the future! Did you know? – Last year, almost 30% of all meals (and 40% of of food dollars) were eaten away from home –

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Restaurants May Be Required to Disclose Nutrition Info

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Some restaurants may soon be required to disclose nutrition information on their menu. It’s all a part of a campaign recently launched by The Coalition for Responsible Nutrition Information. They are hoping to pass national legislation that would result in chain restaurants and other restaurants using a uniform standard to present nutrition information to patrons.

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Restaurant Equipment Repair

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Needing restaurant equipment repair can be frustrating, and it happens to all of us sooner or later. That pizza oven or ice machine you depend on for your restaurant to function does you no good if it’s not working. Every moment a piece of equipment sits there broken is another moment you’re losing out on

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Restaurants Redefine the Salad

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Restaurants around the country are redifining the salad in order to give customers what they want. And they don’t just want a plate of iceberg lettuce — customers want a salad that’s filling, healthy and on par with an entree. Not too long ago, salads were merely ordered as a side, or when someone didn’t

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ShortOrder Offers Low Price Guarantee on Restaurant Equipment

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

ShortOrder is proud to announce our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment. This gives you, the customer, the assurance that you’re getting the lowest price on restaurant equipment you buy at ShortOrder.com. We’ll beat any legitimate advertised price from a competing food service equipment dealer for any item in our inventory. And if you’ve found

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Bon Jovi Restaurant May Open Next Year

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Jon Bon Jovi is getting into the restaurant business. Rumor has it the rocker is set to open a restaurant in East Hampton, New York called Blue Parrot. An actor and musician, Bon Jovi is also known for his charitable work. Bon Jovi has helped such organizations as the Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and

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Restaurant Kitchens See More Women Chefs

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Being a chef has long been a boys’ club, but not as of late. As more and more women are going to culinary school and catering college to pursue a career as a chef, restaurant kitchens are starting to see a growing number of women chefs. Restaurant Kitchens: More Women Chefs Running the Show Restaurant

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Manitowoc Blog Launches

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Manitowoc fans will be happy to hear that a Manitowoc blog has launched at ShortOrder.com. Now, when you come to browse our restaurant and commercial kitchen equipment, you’ll be able to read the latest about Manitowoc products, including Manitowoc ice machines. Check out the Manitowoc blog is at manitowoc.shortorder.com. Manitowoc and ShortOrder are Cookin’ Manitowoc

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Food Safety Should be at Top of List

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Food Safety Matters Food Safety … It isn’t something most people think about on a daily basis, except for the restaurant industry that is.  We think about it everyday because the last thing any of us want is for someone to get sick from the food that we work hard to prepare.  We also don’t

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Taste of Chicago is Summer Favorite

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Taste of Chicago in 28th Year The Taste of Chicago is an indicator of summer for many Illinois residents. Considered the world’s largest food festival, the Taste of Chicago promises not to disappoint. The Taste of Chicago, considered the second largest tourist attraction in Illinois, runs for ten days starting this year on Friday, June

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Restaurants are Going Green

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Green Restaurants Are Here to Stay Green restaurants are sprouting up all over the place, as they should be. Restaurant patrons have a growing daily concern for the health of their environment and the health of their families. They are making their homes, apartments, offices, cars and lives more green; why wouldn’t they want their

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