The Specifier: Building in Flexibility with Design and Equipment Choices and Facility Design Project of the Year

The Specifier from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

May 30, 2013

2013 Facility Design Project of the Year: University of Wisconsin Madison—Union South

Six microrestaurants expose customers to preparation techniques for various cuisines and give staff an opportunity to run their own establishments. As a result, dining services continue to make a significant contribution to the success of this $94.8 million multipurpose facility, earning the highest honor in FE&S’ Facility Design Project of the Year competition.

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Building in Flexibility with Design and Equipment Choices

Change is inevitable in a foodservice operation. To minimize the disruption, it is important to design in flexible options such as multi-use foodservice equipment, utility distribution systems and more.

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Looking Back at Another NRA Show

Energy-efficiency and better use of labor were among the key themes running through the 2013 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

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Seven Ingredients for a Sustainable Foodservice Operation

Sustainability is one of my favorite foodservice related topics, writes FE&S editor Joe Carbonara in his latest blog post. It’s one of those subjects that is specific enough so everyone knows what you are talking about and yet it’s broad enough that anyone can come up with their own definition of sustainability when it comes to foodservice. What’s more, foodservice operators and their supply chain partners can approach sustainability from any number of directions, which allows for a tremendous amount of customization and creativity.

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Draft Beer Quality from Keg to Glass

Micro Matic

Micro Matic USA, Inc., an industry leader in the manufacture and sale of draft beer dispensing systems, providing complete solutions from stadium to corner pub. Constantly Micro Matic seeking new and innovative dispense products to maximize sales and profits from keg beer.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Chicago

Filling the space of the former iconic Esquire Theater, this new restaurant occupies 24,000 square feet; features 2 dining areas, 2 bars, a second-floor terrace, a third-floor display kitchen and back-of-house kitchen; and requires staff to work with precision and clarity.

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Military Foodservice Awards Winners Announced

The National Restaurant Association Military Foundation (NRAMF) announced the winners of its annual awards given to service members and military establishments of the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves. Also, announced were the winners of John L. Hennessy Award for Excellence in Foodservice.

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