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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ShortOrder SoundOff – Microwave Ovens

Monday, March 31st, 2014

  Microwave Ovens March 2014   Microwave ovens are an essential part of every kitchen. For commercial kitchens, it is important to use a commercial microwave oven as opposed to residential. Although residential microwave ovens are less costly, they will not be able to hold up to the demands a commercial kitchen brings, and they

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ShortOrder SoundOff – Commercial Steamers – January 2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014

  Commercial Steamers January 2014 For fast vegetable cooking and reheating, commercial steamers are your best option. Since steamers use water instead of oils and butter for cooking, the food being cooked will retain more of its nutrients and natural flavors. Steamers are also known for producing faster cooking times, which in turn will increase

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4 Skinny Menu Tips to Cater to New Year’s Resolutions

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Every year when January 1st rolls around, everyone starts planning out what their new year’s resolutions will be. Invariably, at least one resolution will be shedding a few extra pounds. This is why we at ShortOrder recommend developing a health-focused menu that will encourage customers to keep their resolutions while eating your delicious food. So,

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Now Serving – January 2014 – The Power of Saying ‘No’

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

    JANUARY 2014 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 61 It’s the start of a new year! Now is the best time to inspect and take inventory of your current restaurant equipment. If you are in the market for a new piece of equipment, be sure to click here and check

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ShortOrder SoundOff – Slicers – December 2013

Monday, December 30th, 2013

  Slicers December 2013 If you are running a deli or sandwich shop, you will find that a slicer can save you money as well as time. Slicers allow you to produce uniform slices of meat and cheese, and much faster than if you were using just a knife. Before making this purchase, it is

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Holiday Tip: Restaurant Gift Cards Gaining Popularity

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Because there is less time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, restaurants are coping with a shorter holiday shopping season, and are looking for ways to make up for missed revenue. Fortunately, it looks like it is prime time to take advantage of the gift card. Overall, more than 80% of shoppers plan to buy

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The Gameday Essentials Checklist for Restaurants

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Has your restaurant seen an increase in action every Monday night since the football season started up? If so, there are a few appliances that your restaurant needs to have to be able to run a successful Monday night football event that will not only keep your customers happy, but keep them coming back for

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Ice Machines, Spices, and More: Top Drink Trends

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Are you caught up with the most recent trends in the beverage world? Restaurants that don’t change with the times can find themselves a bit low on profit and slow in business, so it’s best to put your ice machines to good use to offer customers trending options when it comes to drinks. This week

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Harness the Impulse Buy with the Benefits of Display Shelving

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The impulse buy is a major draw in foodservice establishments, and display cases help facilitate impulse buying in a big way. Whether you’re promoting baked goods or beverages, display shelving and display refrigeration can help an establishment move product and earn a greater profit in the long run. Display shelving and refrigeration are best for

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Now Serving – August – How High-Tech Culture is Changing Dining

Friday, August 9th, 2013

  AUGUST 2013 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 56 Can you believe summer is almost over? It’s that time of year to start thinking about fall and to take advantage of the back-to-school sales. Speaking of sales, be sure to click here and check out the closeout specials we are currently

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Restaurant Success in the City: Urban Franchising Tips

Monday, August 5th, 2013

If you’re franchising your restaurant in an urban area, you’re going to need more than quality restaurant equipment to make it work. While, yes, your focus should always be on turning out a quality product and providing excellent service, setting up a franchise location in an urban environment comes with a special set of challenges.

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Fire Up Your Restaurant Equipment for the Food Truck Buzz

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

In recent years, the humble food truck has moved beyond the street vendor stereotype into the realm of specialty foods, serving up everything from Asian fusion to gourmet doughnuts. That’s why food trucks employ all kinds of restaurant equipment to serve up their unique mobile cuisine to fans and followers. It seems that there is

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How to Improve Your Restaurant’s Website for Better Business

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Want to keep your kitchens and your restaurant equipment busy? If your restaurant is not online yet, you’re probably missing out on a big opportunity to improve business for your restaurant. Equipment and quality service aren’t the only things it takes to keep customers coming back. Being able to locate your restaurant online is a

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Choosing the Right Ice Machines for Your School

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Ice machines are a vital component of any kitchen, be it in a large restaurant, a mom-and-pop diner, or a school cafeteria. Ice machines are used in schools to chill food in the serving line, as additions to soft drinks, and even in medical capacities. Athletic programs need ice to treat sports injuries, making ice

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SoundOff – Compartment Sinks

Friday, June 28th, 2013

  Compartment Sinks June 2013   We are featuring compartment sinks this month since they are a commonly used and needed piece of equipment. Be aware of the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards on how sinks must be designed if you are installing it into a restaurant, or other health code applicable location. The three

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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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SoundOff – Undercounter Refrigeration

Friday, June 7th, 2013

  Undercounter Refrigeration May 2013   We have decided to focus on undercounter refrigeration this month. As things are heating up outside this summer, you need to be sure to keep your products cool inside. ShortOrder.com offers over 140 different undercounter refrigerators from six different manufacturers. You can essentially design your own unit because there

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How to Take Food Inventory Faster

Friday, May 31st, 2013

When it comes to efficiency in the kitchen, organization is a must. From commercial restaurant equipment to your walk-in freezer, keeping things tidy is imperative for keeping a kitchen running successfully. Part of this imperative includes taking food inventory. Taking inventory helps you calculate your food cost, and evaluate your spending and day-to-day operations to

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What’s New in the Beverage Business: Using Trends and Commercial Restaurant Equipment to Succeed

Friday, May 24th, 2013

If you’ve been keeping up with What’s Cooking, you know we’ve recently been looking at how you can utilize commercial restaurant equipment to increase the quality of your restaurant’s beverage menu and level of operation. We’ve examined ways to make the most of your bar equipment for serving craft beer, ice machines for updating your

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Mobile Apps for Restaurant Owners from Manitowoc Ice Machines and More

Friday, May 10th, 2013

As a restaurant owner in the digital age, it pays to keep up with current technology—literally. Whether that means investing in advanced, energy-efficient Manitowoc ice machines, engaging with your customers on social media, or creating a mobile-friendly version of your restaurant’s website, staying on top of the newest technology for business can save you time

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Be a Sustainable Business! Use Restaurant Equipment and More

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

At ShortOrder, we’re always looking for new ways to help the enhanced professional kitchen make the most of its restaurant equipment. This week, we’ve got some great steps your restaurant can take to become a sustainable business. Making a greater effort toward sustainability has many benefits. According to the National Restaurant Association’s president and CEO,

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Now Serving – April – Phone Orders! Spring Cleaning, and Chicken Pesto Pasta

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

April 2013 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 52   Texas has been quite rainy lately, but as the saying goes “April showers bring May flowers.” Since, our lakes and rivers are very dry, we’ll take it! How’s business in your area? Does the spring weather have an effect on your income?

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Now Serving – Celebrating our 50th Issue!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

February 2013 A monthly newsletter showcasing the taste of cookware ISSUE 50 Guess what! It is our 50th Issue! I can’t believe it, but I also can’t take the responsibility for it, since I just took over, back in September. I feel like we should look back over some of our best issues, the way

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Going Gluten-Free – Restaurant Equipment for a Menu of Favorites

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Have you ever been faced with a need to fill gluten-free requirements, but don’t know how to meet those needs with your restaurant equipment?  This week we offer some valuable tips about what gluten-free really means and how to incorporate it into your menus. About Gluten-Sensitivity Gluten is a protein composite (made up of two

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Unusual Desserts to Make with Restaurant Equipment

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

One of the most important things to do when preparing a menu is to keep your guests guessing, so consider dispensing with the usual ice creams or plain cheesecake.  Whether you are using your restaurant equipment to fry, grill, or bake your desserts, if you keep an open mind you can create unique menus year-round. 

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4 Winter Drinks to Simmer on Your Ranges

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Having winter drinks on our ranges at home is one of the best things about wintertime, and it’s no different in restaurants.  As kids we enjoyed seeing how many miniature marshmallows we could fit into a mug of hot cocoa.  We sipped at non-alcoholic eggnog, then wondered why anyone would want to sip at eggnog. 

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Commercial Microwave Ovens & Their Many Uses

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Whether you are the head chef of a five star restaurant getting ready for this evening’s dinner service, or you are preparing lunches in a school cafeteria, the ability to quickly and efficiently prepare your food is a must. Having the best in commercial microwave ovens and knowing how to use them can make a

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Avoid Getting Fried with Gen2 Fryers

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

People in the food industry appreciate the confidence that comes with equipment like Gen2 fryers.To deep fry is to cook by immersing a food item in hot fat or oil. According to the urban dictionary, fried can also mean being mentally or physically exhausted, or the experience of being made fun of or humiliated. Certainly, chefs and

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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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Power-Up: Bunn Coffee Service Machines

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Throughout history, it has been the subject of small battles and political wrangling. It is the top agricultural export in several countries. Small and large businesses are successful and continue to thrive because of it. Some people are absolutely cranky in the morning until they have it. No, we aren’t talking about donuts. The “it”

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Scotsman Counter Top Ice Makers: Ice Machines a Penguin Would Love

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Last week, Short Order extolled the virtues of the fabulous flake ice Scotsman Ice Machine C0322MA-1B. Today, we feature another extraordinary piece of restaurant equipment in the Scotsman ice machine category, a nugget icemaker, the Scotsman Ice Machine MDT6N90A-1H. This is an extremely reliable counter top ice machine even the emperor penguin would love to

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Ice, Ice Baby—from Scotsman Ice Machines, That Is

Monday, April 18th, 2011

You know how much we love our ice machines at Short Order. Well, we have another reason for extolling the virtues of our Scotsman Ice Machines. Besides the fact that they are resilient, of super quality and efficient, we just discovered a new occasion to cheer. On April 12th, Scotsman Ice Systems was recognized for

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Easy To Clean

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The purchase of restaurant equipment is a huge investment, particularly when you select high quality, brand name equipment such as Manitowoc ice machines. But what you may pay for in dollars (and at ShortOrder we guarantee to offer the best prices available anywhere on all of our products) comes back to your food service kitchen

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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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Turbo Air Tables: An Overview

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Turbo Air tables might be a somewhat misleading term; after all, when you do a Google search for the term, you won’t just find an excellent line of sandwich and pizza prep tables, you’ll see an air hockey table manufactured by Sportcraft—and a pretty intense-looking one, too. Alas, that’s not the topic of this blog

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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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Commercial Ovens for Your Restaurant

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

We here at ShortOrder are proud to offer commercial ovens  that satisfy a wide variety of needs.  From pizza deck ovens to convection ovens to heavy duty “cook and hold”-type ovens, we have enough options available to fulfill any cooking need. Bakers Pride GS-805-NAT and Montague 23P-2-NAT: Pizza Ovens For excellent pizza deck-type ovens, look

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Dean Fryers: Spotlight on the SM80G-NAT Commercial Fryer

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

When it comes to high-volume commercial fryers, it’s difficult to beat Dean fryers. And the Dean Fryer SM80G-NAT is no exception: Designed to hold up to 100 pounds (56L) of cooking oil, this commercial fryer is the ideal choice for fast-paced restaurants looking to get the job done quickly and easily.  But just because the

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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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