Monthly Archives: June 2017

Breakfast Solutions

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Sweet syrup and fluffy pancakes are delicious, but did you know this pair can help increase your restaurant’s revenue? The increasing consumer demand for breakfast options can help not only expand your menu offerings, but give your profit margin a boost. Consider opening your foodservice establishment earlier and offering breakfast to your customers.

Start the process using the following tips:

1)      Small Scale Start

Consider doing a test run of breakfast one or two days per week. This strategy will help generate buzz for your business without risking costly monetary expenses on food or labor. Pay close attention to customers’ reactions and the amount of traffic you receive during breakfast hours. Offering breakfast on a small scale will give you a glimpse into the popularity of breakfast in your area and possible room for profit.

2)     Research Menu for Rewards

Thoroughly researching the menus of local breakfast spots can give you an idea not only of what consumers are expecting for their first meal of the day, but also possible lapses in food coverage. Find a niche in the breakfast market by combining popular eats with creative side dishes or exotic spices. Doing the research before offering breakfast can help save on food waste and increase the chances of your success.

3)     Remain Versatile

Throughout the process of offering breakfast, keep meticulous notes on the most popular dishes, customer feedback, and the amount of customers you receive during breakfast hours. Make adjustments to your routine and technique to remain versatile in the foodservice industry and provide the best service possible to your customers.

Master your morning routine and start creating your own breakfast menu with savings on select breakfast solutions, now until 7/16/17.

HVAC Summer Maintenance

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Have you properly prepared your HVAC system for summer? With temperatures on the rise, restaurants need to rely heavily on their HVAC systems to keep their operations open for business and running smoothly. While checking your system is important year-round, the summer months are a crucial time to maintain your HVAC system since the heat can place additional stress on the unit if not properly maintained. Performing regular checks on the HVAC system during the summer can help you avoid costly mistakes in the future.

Use the checklist below as a guide to making sure your HVAC system will be up and running for the entire summer.

  • Clean coils
  • Change filters
  • Check thermostat for functionality
  • Lubricate moving parts
  • Check fluid and refrigerant levels
  • Clean ducts and airways
  • Tighten any loose connections
  • Remove any mold or debris on unit
  • Replace any faulty parts

Following this checklist can ensure the proper operation of your restaurant’s HVAC system. If additional or meticulous repairs are needed, hire a seasoned professional to perform any maintenance on the unit to avoid dangerous or expensive mistakes.

Low-Carb Cloud Bread

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While the descriptors “light” and “fluffy” in the food industry may be synonymous with pancakes and waffles, these adjectives are now being used for another growing trend; cloud bread. This nearly carb-free, gluten-free alternative to traditional bread has become a highlight in health blogs and Instagram posts. This healthy bread is made with only four ingredients and is an easy substitute for the hardier grain-based and carb-laden breads.

Keeping your menu offerings light in carbohydrates can lure in more customers watching their waistlines. Feature cloud bread as an alternative to traditional bread on your menu by following the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 packet artificial sweetener

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
  3. Mix egg yolks, cream cheese, and sweetener together in a separate bowl using a wooden spoon. Mix with a hand-held egg beater until mixture is very smooth and has no visible cream cheese.
  4. Gently fold egg whites into cream cheese mixture, taking care not to deflate the egg whites.
  5. Carefully scoop mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, forming 5 to 6 “buns” of cloud bread.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cloud bread is lightly browned, approximately 30 minutes.