One common mistake operators make is specifying a self-serve display case when a full-serve unit would be more effective and safe. Here are four considerations to weigh when purchasing a heated merchandiser.
Though ventilation may not seem that interesting a topic on the surface, this is precisely the area of the kitchen that has seen the most technological advancements in terms of energy efficiency and design.
On a visit to Italy, Philadelphia chef and restaurant owner Marc Vetri was overcome by the large beer culture that was beginning to evolve. Inspired by beer-centric restaurants abroad and in the United States, Vetri opened his first gastro pub, Alla Spina, just two months ago.
When partners Paul Kahan, Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Eduard Seitan teamed up to open The Publican in Chicago about four years ago, the original plan was to create an authentic gastro pub. In this case, the best laid plan went awry with positive results.
Fifteen years is a good rule of thumb but there are numerous indicators that signal it's time to update your walk-in refrigeration unit.