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what equipment is required to for a mexican restaurant

If you’re dreaming of opening a Mexican or taco restaurant, you may be wondering what you’ll need to get your operations up and running. Of course, like any other type of cuisine, you’ll need special equipment to prepare certain dishes.

So, what equipment is required for a Mexican restaurant? Let’s take a closer look.

Read moreWhat Equipment Do You Need to Run a Mexican Restaurant?

restaurant technology

Restaurant technology has accelerated in the past decade, with new, exciting advancements pushing the industry forward every year. In 2022, we’re seeing trends move toward solving challenges in the industry that many owners are facing.

Here are six of the most exciting advancements in restaurant industry technology.

Read moreRestaurant Technology Solutions to Take on Challenges

coffee urn

A coffee urn allows you to serve high volumes of coffee, tea, and other hot beverages quickly and easily. They’re a great option for self-service stations and buffets, but they can also be used by staff to reduce the amount of time spent brewing new pots of tea and coffee.

Unlike other restaurant equipment, coffee urns are relatively inexpensive, but they can add tremendous value to your operation. If you’re considering adding an urn or two to your restaurant, here’s what to look for when choosing a model.

Read moreHow to Choose Coffee Urns and Reviews of the Top Models

pizzeria menu tips

When you sit down and look at a restaurant menu, there's a psychological standpoint for what you're viewing. In many cases, the menu has been engineered to show you the most popular menu items to make a sale and increase profits.

It's no secret that 80% of sales come from about 20% of the items on your menu for pizzeria business. For a pizzeria menu, the right engineering can help you make more sales and influence the sale of certain items.

Read more5 Pizzeria Menu Engineering Tips to Implement Today

walk-in coolers

Every restaurant needs walk-in coolers. Depending on your space and needs, you may want an indoor or outdoor unit. In either case, there are several factors that will affect your decision and help you find the ideal walk-in for your establishment. Let’s take a closer look at how to choose a walk-in and some of the top models available.

Read moreHow to Find the Right Outdoor and Indoor Commercial Walk-in Coolers

restaurant trends

The restaurant industry has been struggling since the start of the pandemic. More than 110,000 American eateries closed in 2020 alone. Lockdowns and restrictions made it harder for restaurants to operate, but as things get back to normal, a new restaurant customer satisfaction survey found that restaurants aren’t out of the woods yet.

The latest Restaurant Industry Guest Satisfaction & Opinions Report shows that food establishments face another challenge: declining guest satisfaction.

Read more3 Restaurant Trends That are Improving the Customer Experience

Electric pizza and snack ovens add versatility to your kitchen, allowing you to cook and serve popular dishes like pizza, hot dogs, wings, hot sandwiches and more. Most of these ovens are countertop models and some are stackable, making them easy to add to kitchens of all sizes.

If you’re considering adding pizza and snack ovens to your restaurant, you may be wondering what to look for and which models will work best.

Read moreElectric Pizza And Snack Ovens Reviews

food and beverage trends

Today’s consumers are environmentally conscious and prioritize their health. These values drive consumer behavior and purchasing decisions, which are evident in this year’s biggest food and beverage trends. Each year, trends seem to shift more and more toward sustainability, eco-friendliness, and healthy options.

While 2022 is no different in this regard, there are some trends that are pushing the food and beverage industry into new territories.

Read moreFood and Beverage Trends of 2022

what is a ghost kitchen

The ghost kitchen concept exploded when shelter-in-place orders were enacted. And the trend continues today as many eateries opt to open a ghost kitchen as an additional form of revenue. Some patrons may be back in restaurant seats quickly, but others may be reluctant to sit down and eat for years to come. In this article, we're going to explain how to start a ghost kitchen, discuss ghost kitchen startups, and more.

Read moreWhat is a Ghost Kitchen and How to Set One Up

ukraine charity

In the light of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine on February 24th 2022, we are reaching out to ask for your help.

McDonald Paper has strong ties with Ukraine, therefore we have created the nonprofit Ukraine Recovery to help get food and aid to displaced families and help the Ukrainian people get the materials they need to rebuild their country.

Read moreUkraine Needs Our Help

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