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Looking back to the halcyon days of 2015, not a single person got the answer correct to “Where do you see yourself in five years?” While change has always come quickly to foodservice, the rate and scale of change in 2020 has been a staggering.

The early, painful decisions undertaken to deal with new threats, often referred to as “the new normal,” are no exception – the new normal is changing just as quickly as the old normal did.

Operations need to look forward to the “next normal” to adapt, evolve and innovate like never before.

Your best maintenance bet? Plan it out. Planned maintenance allows you get the most out of your foodservice operations day in and day out. Learn more about this approach and how to reap the benefits ― lower overall costs, greater productivity and an enhanced relationship with your service company.

Explore tips for safely reopening your restaurant or other on-premises dining program as our industry navigates COVID-19.

Hear from Alto-Shaam's senior director of product management on the importance of intuitive cooking equipment to reduce labor costs and improve cooking consistency and operational efficiency. Alto-Shaam designed its new Vector® H Series Multi-Cook Ovens to be intentionally simple.

Whether you’re slicing, chopping, dicing or shredding, the right food processor can help you experiment with various ingredient combinations — and it can save you some serious prep time, especially when working with high volumes of food. So how do you know which is the best fit for your kitchen?

New DOE regulations that take effect this year mean you might have to replace the refrigeration equipment in your current walk-in cooler or freezer. Heatcraft can help you find your way through this maze of new regulations.

Recent circumstances have made all of us more aware of what we are or aren’t touching. Self-service coffee is no exception, and business owners are looking for ways to reduce the number of ‘touch points’ required in the coffee brewing process.

You might call Dave Ritenour a pizza expert. As Director of Maintenance for Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne (Indiana), a 46-store Pizza Hut franchisee, he knows the ins and outs of the pizza business, especially when it comes to refrigeration. 

Welbilt developed FitKitchen to provide operators customized kitchen solutions. Thousands of hours of analyzing and measuring kitchens in order to right-size operations to achieve higher sales volume from smaller space. We spoke with key members of the FitKitchen team to better understand the system.

Everyone who repairs or maintains foodservice equipment knows that finding the right help can be tricky. Fortunately, there is an online community that lets technicians across the industry share best practices, find answers to questions and access helpful information. Say hello to Techtown.

A Q&A with Markus Glueck, RATIONAL Executive Vice President, North America

There’s no shortage of options to choose from when it comes to foodservice serving equipment. While it’s good to have an array of choices, it’s also helpful to know how to find true quality and durability. 

Service agents ensure equipment is up and running safely and efficiently, but they can also support operational best practices in commercial kitchens. See how technician training helps reinforce a culture of safety and helps operations get “back to open.”

Choosing a food processor with the right features, and following some best practices for its use, can help improve efficiency and quality when preparing fresh food — and it can minimize food waste and its associated costs.

Aligning with state orders, operators across all segments are shifting to delivery and pick-up to serve customers and sustain their businesses. Discover the latest equipment designed to support a successful takeout program.

“To phase or not to phase” is a renovation consideration that is becoming more and more common every day. As an operator, it is important to be aware of the solutions available when 1.) An existing production kitchen needs to be replaced or renovated and 2.) The customer base needs to be served during the renovation.

When it comes to making pizza dough, the mixer you use is just as important as the ingredients you put in it. In fact, the right mixer can help you bring out the best in your recipe. The Legacy® HL662 Pizza Mixer is up for that challenge.

Service technicians are a critical piece of the foodservice puzzle.  From troubleshooting issues and conducting planned maintenance to making time-sensitive repairs, they help keep kitchens running smoothly.   With demand for service increasing, and as older techs retire, it begs the question:  What does the future look like for bringing in young new talent to foodservice service?

The entire foodservice industry is experiencing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See how service companies are adjusting and adapting in order to stay safe, connected and effective during this time.

Limited square footage is a challenge in restaurants today, and this lack of space can significantly impact wine storage capabilities.

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