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restaurant sustainability

The restaurant industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and food waste, but many in the industry are changing their practices to reduce their environmental impact. Sustainability restaurants are a growing part of the industry, and your establishment can join them by implementing these 10 practices.

Read moreGo Green and Reduce Restaurant Utility Cost in 10 Steps

how to open a restaurant

If you want to know how to open a restaurant, you’ll need to make sure that you have all of the food permits and food licenses required by the State of New York to operate legally. You’ll want to conduct your own due diligence on starting a business in NYC as some of these requirements may change.

Read moreHow to Open a Restaurant: License and Permit Checklist

restaurant employee dress code

If you walk into many chain restaurants, you’ll see waiters and waitresses wearing uniforms. Restaurant employee rules are in place in many establishments that dictate the attire and appearance standards of workers.

Read moreRestaurant Employee Appearance Standards

commercial dishwasher

Dishwashers, play an important role in a commercial kitchen keeping it going. Sanitization requirements make having an efficient commercial dishwasher a priority. Budget is an obvious consideration when selecting a restaurant dishwasher machine , but there are also other factors that you must consider.

Read moreKey Factors to Consider When Choosing Commercial Dishwasher for Your Restaurant

food preparation

Restaurants that offer food made-to-order can choose between two main options: cooking from scratch or offering pre-made meals. A lot of restaurants, especially smaller establishments, will purchase pre-made food and pass it off as their own, unique recipe.

The problem with pre-made menu items, in the sense that they were made by someone else or are frozen and need to be heated, is that you lose that unique flare for your food. If it tastes the same as the restaurant down the street, what will keep your customers coming back?

Read moreRestaurant Food: Scratch or Pre-Made?

best commercial pizza oven

A professional pizza maker won’t settle for anything less than the best commercial pizza oven. When you want the best-tasting pizza, a lot of the cooking process relies on a high-end oven that is able to reach high enough temperatures and meet your establishment’s needs.

If you don’t know the best pizza oven to buy, you will know after reading this article.

Read moreTips on How to Select and Maintain Commercial Pizza Oven

menu engineering

As a restaurant owner, you try to cater to a wide range of customer tastes. Business is business after all. But some items are more profitable than others. Increasing sales of these more profitable items will improve your bottom line.

How do you nudge customers towards these high-margin items? Here are 6 restaurant menu engineering tips.

Read more6 Ways to Improve Restaurant Menu Profitability

commercial fryer

Many restaurants and fast food establishments couldn’t operate without industrial fryers. Whether you serve hamburgers and French fries or Mozzarella sticks, your kitchen needs a commercial fryer.

Like any other piece of equipment, restaurant fryers are an investment. It’s important to make sure that you choose the right one that meets your needs and budget. 

What should you look for when buying a deep fryer?

Read moreChoosing the Right Commercial Fryer – 5 Things to Consider

restaurants food safety

Foodborne illness outbreaks or a food poisoning outbreak can take time to manifest. You can serve customers for days or weeks before complaints start to roll in. Those that do become sick will go to the doctor and have to trace their illness back to your establishment.

Read moreRestaurants Food Safety Guidelines in Emergency

restaurant owner

The owner is an integral element of a restaurant’s success. If an owner’s leadership skills are lacking, it will trickle down to other key employees, such as small managers.

Read more4 Essential Leadership Skills for a Successful Restaurant Owner

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