When it comes time to buy an ice machine for your business, it is important to sit down and lay out your needs. In a lot of instances, ice can make or break a customer’s experience, especially when dealing with drinks. Whether you’re talking about the consistency of a smoothie or cleanliness of the cubes… More

Former post-secondary education administrator, Amanda Artim, has always been passionate about people. As a teacher, she got to help shape people’s lives by teaching young children, but her new profession helps her explore them in a whole new way. Now the Owner of Balance Restaurant, Artim has been working closely with Carnegie Equipment to give… More

The prospect of buying a commercial oven can often be overwhelming. So, here are a few things that might make the decision easier when it’s time to purchase a new oven: Fuel Type– When deciding between gas and electric, it is important to remember that gas will have a much higher upfront cost, but over… More

For the love of food! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s nothing like the expectation that comes with love and romance. The right approach to this day can make a huge difference on sales for the evening. Here are five tips that will help to drive your restaurant’s success. 1. Decorate. There… More

Commercial fryers come in 3 main varieties (see chart below). Which type works best for you will depend on the following factors: Costs – Consider not only the cost of the fryer itself but the long-term costs involved with commercial frying. Gas usually costs less than electricity over time, but electric fryers perform better on… More

New Year, New Trends. There are always trends in the food industry, whether it’s a new dish that everyone goes crazy about, or a new superfood set to take over an aisle of the grocery store. Here are a few of the healthy foods we see making a big splash in 2018. 1. Plant-Based Food… More

Ambiance and lighting can be the difference between a booming restaurant and a decent one. While food and service are crucial to an operation, atmosphere is often a reason for guests to choose one restaurant over another. One of the most important things to consider in the design of a restaurant is its lighting. The… More

With Thanksgiving behind us and the December holidays and the New Year right around the corner, now is the time to create your restaurant’s holiday marketing plan to capitalize on the extra traffic of family gatherings, parties, hungry shoppers and gift card sales.  Here is a list of 9 holiday event ideas to drive sales… More

In honor of National Clean Out Your Fridge Day, here are a few tips that will help you to keep your fridges and freezers organized and more efficient, while also preventing cross-contamination and expiration issues to minimize food waste. Keep your meats low. To prevent meat drips or spills from contaminating other foods in your… More

There is a brilliant scene in The Founder, the movie about McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, that reveals the early secret to their success.  The scene, “Speedy System,” portrays how the McDonald brothers meticulously choreographed every step in their burger making kitchens from grillers, to burger dressers and custom made tools to deliver the precise amount of… More

According to Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Magazine, revenue increases of over 10% are expected for fast-casual restaurants in 2017. As consumers look for higher quality food and greater convenience, fast-casual restaurants are finding themselves well positioned. Today’s consumers want it fast, but they aren’t willing to lower their quality standards. That leads many consumers to… More

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