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Simple Solution for Killing Fruit Flies

One thing is certain in the foodservice industry: everyone struggles with fruit flies. Whether they congregate near the bar, in restrooms or kitchen sinks, these pests can be found in nearly every restaurant or bar across the country. If you live in the South, you may have already seen signs of their return. As the weather heats up, the problem will get worse. Being proactive now can save your employees and guests the annoyance of swatting the pests away and protect yourself against health department violations.

Fruit Fly BarPro strips offer a simple and cost effective way to protect your foodservice operation from fruit flies and other pests. These odorless strips can be hung behind the bar, in restrooms, the kitchen or any other place where fruit flies are a problem. Each strip emits a vapor that is undetectable by humans. This colorless, odorless vapor kills fruit flies, cockroaches, moths, house flies and spiders. Each strip protects 200 cubic feet of space for 4 months. Fruit Fly BarPro strips are packed in cases of 10, giving you 2,000 cubic feet of protection per case.

Now through April 30, Instawares customers can get a second case of Fruit Fly BarPro strips at 25% off when they purchase one at regular price – a savings of more than $24.

"A Fly Killer!" Kills flies, cockroaches, and spiders. Guaranteed elimination. All-new time-released vapor technology. Clean and odorless.

Fruit Fly Bar Pro kills flies, cockroaches, and spiders guaranteed and protects for up to 4 months.


Sustainable Choices Please Restaurant Customers

A restaurateur’s take on environmental sustainability is a big part of his or her business’s marketing plan even it’s not intended to be.

Diners and drinkers (63% of them!) say they a more likely to visit restaurants that are environmentally conscious. So, if your business IS participating in earth-friendly activities, make sure your customers are aware. If your business is NOT participating in earthy-friendly activities, well, you may have already lost some customers.

Many food service establishments express their own interest in sustainability through the use of local food suppliers and ownership of their own farms and gardens but, research shows as much as diners appreciate farm-to-table dining, they actually are concerned more with environmental awareness through recycling and re-use.

Restaurants can adopt that earth-friendly behavior without having to sort the trash every night by using compostable products. Stout Eco Safe compostable trash bags and compostable disposables from Eco-Products  and NatureHouse are all attractively-designed products that will keep customers at the local juice shop or diner to-go counter feeling confident their choices (and yours!) are doing as little damage to the environment as possible. Instawares offers entire product lines from these manufacturers at prices that won’t do damage to your budget either.

St. Patrick’s Day Profits

St. Patrick's Day

Is it the luck of the Irish that St. Patty’s is on Monday this year?

Many bars make as much as 1% of their annual sales on St. Patrick’s Day and some bar/restaurant concepts with year ‘round Irish themes average a month’s worth of business on the single-day holiday alone!  Since St. Patty’s Day 2014 falls on a Monday, a lot of celebrations will begin on the Friday before and run through the entire weekend. This week’s Deal of the Week makes it easy to profit from St. Patrick’s Day 2014, which will most likely have your customers partying for several days.

In addition to standard items like pub and beer glasses and pitchers, make sure you are stocked up on essentials like beer glass cleaner, beer drip tray sanitizer strips, and beer tap plugs.

Even if your business is not hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, you can still give customers a taste of the Emerald Isle by creating festive drink and cocktail specials using Monin Premium Irish Cream Syrup.