Keeping the kitchen hood and duct system properly maintained and clean is one of the most important things that a bar or restaurant can do to mitigate fire risks in their commercial kitchen. Commercial kitchens have heavy duty cooking equipment that runs for hours each day and usually every day of the week. The hoods and ducts above the kitchen equipment are designed to reduce the risk of fire by removing airborne contaminants such as grease particles, heat, smoke and odors. Failing to property maintain the hood and duct system will increase the risk of an uncontrolled fire within the system.(more…)
As foodservice continues to evolve, one demand remains consistent with nice weather: outdoor dining. For many restaurants, the outdoor dining season can double, even triple, the amount of dining space offered to customers. While it is an enticing feature for both restaurant staff and customers, offering a good outdoor dining experience requires careful planning, adjustments to staff and the ability to quickly correct when obstacles arise. Here are three outdoor dining tips to enhance the customer experience.(more…)
Repeat customers are what keeps many restaurants going. One way to show appreciation is through a carefully crafty loyalty program. Loyalty programs have been around for a while. If you’re a restaurant owner, you probably already have some variation of one. But have you ever considered taking your loyalty program to the next level? Do you even know where to start?(more…)
A United States Fire Administration report found that nearly 5,900 restaurant fires occur every year, causing around 75 injuries and more than $172 million in damage. Fires are a serious liability, so learn here about the most flammable items in your commercial kitchen and tips to prevent your livelihood from going up in flames.(more…)
Ghost kitchens have been making quite a splash in the restaurant industry for the past few years. This new trend, however, is not something to be feared — quite the opposite, in fact. Ghost kitchens present
opportunities for aspiring restaurateurs to get involved by making it easier to enter the market and
minimizing risk. Established restaurants are also jumping on this opportunity to stay nimble in a fluctuating market. Here, we’ll go over what ghost kitchens are and what implications they carry.
Using a deep fryer in a commercial kitchen can be a dangerous and daunting task. Fried food is popular in the U.S. and it’s no secret that the deep fryer is a cornerstone of most restaurant kitchens in America. Commercial fryers typically hold around six gallons of piping hot oil at a temperature of 375 degrees, making it immensely important to handle with care.
Whether you are churning out french fries to accompany a burger or fancy crab cakes, it’s important to train and empower employees to operate this dangerous piece of equipment safely.(more…)
Video conferencing is one of the most essential tools in your businesses toolbox when it comes to remote capabilities. But if you’re new to the concept or unfamiliar with implementing video conferencing company-wide, here are three considerations before you make the jump to purchasing video conferencing software.(more…)
Winter is a tough season. It’s no secret that the colder months bring a fresh set of challenges for bars and restaurants. In an effort to continue to serve up good eats, no matter the weather, restaurants may want to seriously consider allocating resources towards digital efforts. Here are 5 tips to keep your restaurant bustling this winter:(more…)
Did you know that the second-most dangerous time to drive is at night between 7 – 10:00 p.m.? Although, on average, people only do one quarter of their driving at night, around 50% of all traffic deaths occur during this time. If your job entails driving at night or for long distances – for example, a rideshare or delivery driver – it’s important to keep reading these 5 tips to stay safe while driving at night.(more…)
Being a business owner, it’s important that you stay on the cutting edge of new technologies to increase efficiency, drive business and gain an edge over your competition. Between the ubiquity of third-party delivery apps, curbside pickup and takeout orders, convenience has been the name of the game in the restaurant space. Here we take a look at some 2021 restaurant technology trends you may want to consider implementing this year.(more…)