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A grab-and-go program is the key to meeting pent up demand at the highest quality. Instead of requiring customers to place an order and wait while staff prepares it, grab-and-go foodservice models offer high-quality hot food quickly and conveniently.

What started 100 years ago with the establishment of the first White Castle in Wichita, Kan., — the fast-food restaurant — has grown to be an integral part of the American foodservice industry.

To say that the novel coronavirus pandemic has made a significant impact on the foodservice industry would be an understatement. Well-established norms and what little predictability we had before is now long forgotten.

A Q&A with Gina Shea, Construction and Facilities Administrator, Portillo’s

Pressure Frying is a unique food preparation method that is similar to traditional open-air frying, with the point of difference being that after food is placed into a reservoir of hot, high smoke point oil, it is heated to 360 degrees and a lid is lowered and sealed to create a pressurized cooking environment. In commercial foodservice, a quality pressure fryer offers consistently flavorful fried foods and faster cook times.

Operators aren't the only ones who play vital role in food safety. Learn how service companies and technicians can help customers keep commercial kitchens safe and sanitary.

To address the labor and costs with slicing and weighing deli meats and cheeses for grab-and-go meals, portion scale slicers make the process faster, easier and more efficient.

When a convenience store recently found itself in desperate need of extra cooler space, it got some much-needed help from ICS by Everidge.

First-time fix rates are service agencies’ bread and butter. When it comes to equipment repair, foodservice operators have options, and they want a partner they can trust. Service agencies with high first-time fix rates indicate success — and demonstrate to customers they have experienced technicians who can handle any problem.

If your service company checks water filters as part of planned maintenance, you need proper solutions. Learn which filters retain quality and flavor profile of your customer's beverages.

Technological advances in kitchen equipment are helping foodservice operators remain flexible through these times when it’s hard to find (and keep) competent kitchen staff.

A Q&A with Greg Ginther, Business Development Sales Manager, ICS

Why is modularity a benefit to operators today? Flexibility! With customized turnkey facility solutions, Kitchens To Go supply can supply modules that fit client goals and operational needs.

For many quick-serve restaurants, finding one way to do things — and sticking to it — has been the key to success. That makes them hesitant to consider changing those tried-and-true methods. But for one QSR Mexican chain, working with technology from RATIONAL and thinking “outside the box” has led to better product consistency, flavor and increased yields.

Who knows kitchen flexibility better than a chef? Lexi Zable is the chef/owner of The Grey Owl Bar & Grill, The Dip Net and The Barn, all located in Maine.