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Coffee Consciousness at Your Restaurant

Restaurants aren’t normally known for having world-class coffee service, but it’s time to change that perception. A quality meal should be accompanied by a quality cup of coffee, after all, it can be the last thing a customer tastes when dining at your establishment. With so many local coffee options popping up across the country, it’s easier than ever to offer excellent coffee service at your restaurant. Check out these five tips to keep your customer caffeinated and content.

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Cast Iron Cookware for Your Commercial Kitchen

We all know that commercial kitchens take a beating, especially when it’s busy. Delicate cooking tools beware, things can get hectic! That’s why we at ZESCO love using cast iron cookware in rough environments. Cast iron cookware is one of the most durable types of kitchen equipment that can withstand several generations of use if taken care of properly.

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Save Time and Money With a Dough Sheeter

  Are you still preparing your pizza dough, pie crusts, buns and bread by hand? Increase your efficiency with the help of a dough sheeter, which rolls out dough into a consistent dough sheet with even thickness. Sheeting dough completely

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Bloody Mary Bar Basics

Brunch without a Bloody Mary is just breakfast. Whether you’re getting the weekend started or curing a hangover, a Bloody Mary is a great choice. What makes a Bloody Mary even better is when you get to customize it exactly how you want at a Bloody Mary bar. The more options, the better…and who doesn’t love snacking on the soaked celery and other toppings while waiting for your food?

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Your Fool-Proof Guide to Shrimp Scampi

On April 29, we celebrate the delicious dish known as Shrimp Scampi. We’re not sure why Shrimp Scampi Day was created, but we’re sure glad it was. While Shrimp Scampi is a relatively easy dish to cook, it can also be full of flavor and highly satisfying. Here are four simple tips and tricks for Shrimp Scampi you can’t resist.

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Ventless + Velocity = Victory

The advantages of Rapid Cook Ovens in the Fast Casual Restaurant Segment and Beyond

As the volatile real estate markets continue to be a concern, many foodservice operators and owners are exploring smaller, more compact kitchen designs that leverage the energy-efficient nature of induction, rapid cook and other ventless ovens. In addition to saving energy and grease, these types of ventless ovens can also save space, labor and the substantial expense of a hood system.

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Margarita Madness for Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas are not only the perfect drink to sip on a hot summer’s day but they are also the preffered choice to accompany your favorite Mexican food. That’s why there’s not a more perfect time to make a deliciously refreshing margarita than on Cinco de Mayo.

Get ready for May 5, because your customers will be ready to celebrate with a margarita (or two…or three…). The following are essential tools you’ll need in order to keep up with the high demand on Cinco de Mayo.

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Sundae Funday

We know you’ve heard of Sunday Funday, but now we’re introducing Sundae Funday! I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream once the weather gets warmer, so why not incorporate some ice cream specials for the summertime?

If you’re getting started with ice cream service at your establishment, here are five essentials you’ll want to have on hand for the best Sundae Funday ever.

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Commercial Toasters Buying Guide

While the first electric toaster was built in 1909 by General Electric, the first toaster (a pop-up toaster) was invented in 1919 by Charles Strite, a mechanic in Stillwater, Minnesota. He wanted to do something about the burnt toast that was served at his company’s cafeteria, so he started to experiment with springs and a variable timer until he got it right.

Now, almost 100 years later, the pop-up toaster is not much different than the original, but the types of toasters have expanded to fit the needs of every kitchen becoming more economical and efficient than ever before. Here are four types of toasters commonly used in commercial kitchens.

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National Beer Day 2016

Beer enthusiasts rejoice, National Beer Day is April 7 and we’re ready to celebrate!

On April 7, 1933, it was the first day in 13 years that people could legally buy, sell and drink beer. On that day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, which later inspired this unofficial holiday. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”

What you might not realize is the importance of using the proper glassware for your beer. Different styles of beer call for different styles of glassware, and the wide variety can be overwhelming. Here is a quick guide that can help you accumulate an arsenal of appropriate glassware.