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In late August, the Midwest weather just starts to shift from the summer humidity to a more temperate, tolerable fall. The skies are still clear and blue, and the corn is tall, green, and ready to harvest. This part of the county is often referred to as the “corn belt,” highlighting America’s connection with this classic golden grain.
Operating a successful restaurant is more than just serving delicious food and providing exceptional service. The unsung hero behind the scenes is often the state-of-the-art equipment that ensures every dish leaves the kitchen cooked evenly and to perfection. But what happens when that trusty equipment starts to falter? Inefficient or outdated appliances and utensils can have a significant impact on your restaurant’s performance, affecting both the quality of your food and your bottom line. Restaurant owners and operators should be aware of the signs that it’s time to invest in new equipment and how to make these upgrades a reality so they can continue turning out tasty, well-cooked food, along with a profit.
The restaurant business is exciting and fulfilling at best, and volatile and stressful at its worse. Juggling menu offerings, maintenance, budgets, and staff is a job for a wizard – and that’s when things go smoothly. When things go awry and a situation gets out of hand, a restaurant owner has to reach deep in his or her bag of tricks to come up with answers.
When launching a new business, caterers must consider all aspects of setting up a commercial kitchen. Whether you are working out of a home kitchen or a modestly sized rented space, some pieces of equipment cannot be overlooked, and chief among them are refrigeration units.
The restaurant industry has never been easy and it continues to be a challenging environment for those who want to succeed and make it big. Money is always an issue, as are concerns related to a restaurant’s employees. Payroll is one of a restaurant’s biggest ongoing expenses, and at the end of the month, there’s usually very little surplus cash around for “extras.”
Having a website is an absolute necessity for most businesses today. This is particularly true for restaurants due to an emerging trend in the industry that is helping to increase sales: online ordering. Customers will often visit a restaurant website to learn all about it, including the menu. Now, however, customers expect more; the savvy restaurant customer wants to be able to order online.