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While they may want their customers to roll the dice, so to speak, casinos do exactly the opposite when specifying foodservice equipment. Their approach can best be described as thorough, calculated and effective. In this article, a veteran foodservice design consultant shares 10 characteristics casinos look for when buying foodservice equipment.

 

Pot and pan washers are a good option for cleaning various types of larger cooking containers and baking pans.

Whether it is for a scheduled maintenance visit or an emergency repair, service calls can be costly and time consuming. However, foodservice operators can take several steps to ensure that they get the most out of a service technician's visit while keeping the costs of these calls to a minimum. 

The Energy Star certification criterion for pot and pan washers has recently been updated.

 

A combi oven represents one of the more expensive pieces of equipment foodservice operators can buy, with large high-end units easily running tens of thousands of dollars. Such an investment demands care from the operator. Here are five guidelines on what to do — and not do — to keep a combi oven running properly. 

A key component of any sustainable foodservice operation involves saving energy, water and waste as well as reducing carbon footprints. Not only does this benefit the environment, it also makes the business more efficient.

Once thought of as something that applied only to the quick-serve community, speed of service has become just as much of a priority for fast-casual and other segments of the foodservice industry. As a result, designers must strike that delicate balance between speediness and customer service.

Rate your organization's implementation of sustainability food practices. Check all that apply.

Pot and pan washers can save significantly on staff labor used to hand-scrub tough baked-on food remains. 

A contemporary café, relaxing dining room, staff dining room, room service and nutrition services play an integral role in supporting cancer patients and their caregivers.

Operators should consider replacing older pot and pan washers, which may be less efficient and, as a result, cost more to operate. Here are five other indications that it may be time to replace a pot and pan washer. 

By wholeheartedly embracing the farm-to-table movement and scratch cooking, this fledgling Georgia-based foodservice program earns high marks and national recognition.

Unlike traditional warewashers, pot and pan washers can thoroughly clean heavily soiled, larger items. 

This upstate New York university uses digital menu boards to build enthusiasm for its flexible menu and help students navigate a state-of-the-art facility that delivers a restaurant-style experience.

Cleaning and maintenance procedures for pot and pan washers are similar to traditional warewashers. Here are six steps foodservice operators can take to extend the service life of their pot and pan washer.

By using flexible equipment to make high-quality, innovative menu items, college foodservice operators continue to take their shows on the road.

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