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.

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Bringing Breakfast to Your Restaurant

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so shouldn’t it be the most delicious?

The breakfast trend is on the rise in restaurants across the United States right now, which has been successfully driving sales growth through coffee, doughnuts, waffles, egg scrambles and other breakfast specialties. This is good news for restauranteurs as breakfast generally has lower food costs.

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Wine Wednesday: Tips for Wine Service

It’s Wine Wednesday, one of the happiest days of the week! Why? Because we get to drink wine, of course! Benjamin Franklin said it best when he said, “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.”

If you’re serving wine by the glass or bottle at your establishment, there are a few supplies you’ll want to have on hand to treat your guests to the best Wine Wednesday ever.

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Craft Cocktail Bar Utensils 101

Are you thinking about expanding your bar’s drink list? While some guests will always prefer a classic gin and tonic, make your bar service more distinctive, clever, attractive and valuable to customers with the addition of a selection of craft cocktails.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with These Four Recipes

Leprechauns, shamrocks, four leaf clovers, Guinness…St. Patrick’s Day is in the air and we know you’re ready to celebrate. Put down the green beer and try these fun recipes that put a twist on your favorite traditional St. Patrick’s Day food and drinks!

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26th Annual James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 26th annual James Beard Foundation Awards and we couldn’t be more proud about all of the Indiana nominees! These nominees were selected from a list of more than 20,000 online entries and the prestigious group of semifinalists in 21 categories represent a wide range of culinary talent from exceptional chefs to wine and spirits professionals to restauranteurs.

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7 Serving Trays for Superior Service

Whether you’re catering a special event or want to improve the presentation at your restaurant/bar, there are a plethora of options for serving trays. Arrange a decadent dessert tray onto slate or faux stone to intrigue your guests, or situate an array of cheese and meat onto a rustic yet durable wooden slab. Step out of your box and imagine the possibilities for superior presentation with these seven serving trays.

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