Monthly archives of “October 2015

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Add To Your Bottom line With a Nemco Pizza Oven

When was the last time that you went into an independently owned and operated convenience store? There is such variety between them that it’s scary. You can find the latest in reading material, and you can find the best in pickled pig’s feet, too. It just depends on where you look. Something that seems to be universally liked is pizza.

Your Nemco Pizza Oven works on any countertop. It’s set up to bake the small pizzas in just a matter of minutes, and the insides are easy to clean. These are little profit generators, as pizza is not only something which is well-loved, but something that people don’t really want to make at home.

If you’ve got a little extra space in the store, it won’t hurt to give the pizza oven a try. You might find that you enjoy serving those pizzas to your patrons – that you enjoy serving them something convenient to eat while you’re providing them with gas and drinks.

You can move the pizza oven to any surface, and there are built-in timers which will let you know when your food is done. It’s nearly foolproof for your convenience store. Put it on top of your favorite worktop refrigerator, and go to town.

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The Nemco Easy Slicer Works Great!

Creating the perfect salad bar is even easier when you’ve got the Nemco Easy Slicer Vegetable Slicer. With the Nemco slicer in your kitchen, you can cut mounds and mounds of vegetables at uniform thickness, making for a delightful presentation.

  • The Nemco slicer speeds up the prep process by cleanly slicing any vegetable. There are several models available, but we prefer the extremely versatile adjustable cut for our needs.

  • You can choose the thickness that you desire. You’re not simply stuck with one thickness of vegetables, you can go from the ultra thin and friable to the thick salad slices with just a quick turn of the screw.

  • If you find that you don’t have any room on the counter, you can pick up the Nemco Easy Slicer Vegetable Slicer and move to another surface. It’s incredibly forgiving, and with the tray that you can put with it, it makes for the only choice in the kitchen.

No matter what you’re slicing, whether you’re looking at onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, or cucumbers, you can’t go wrong with the vegetable slicer from Nemco. Additional accessories can be placed with the unit, too – so items can be more easily shredded, as well.

Here’s a video which demonstrates the use of the Nemco Easy Slicer.

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More Than Just the Kitchen

You can get ovens, warmers, and walk-in refrigerators from restaurant supply stores, but their scope isn’t only the kitchen. You can get your janitorial supplies and bathroom supplies from them too. Clean bathrooms are just as important as clean kitchens – perhaps even moreso.

Most people judge a restaurant on far more than the food that they ate there. They are judging that restaurant on the overall experience that the restaurant provides, from the parking lot to the restrooms. A trashy restroom, in some people’s eyes, translates to a trashy restaurant.

So, when you’re cleaning the restroom from top to bottom, where do you begin? Well, we tend to start from the top.

The mirrors – Use a potent window cleaner or simply water and vinegar, but the mirrors need to be cleaned. For your shorter employees, you can have them bring stepstools so that they can lean over and get all of the surfaces.

The counters – Another set of cleaning materials can be used for this, though we’ve found that you can use the same sponges and rags to make the counter surfaces even cleaner.

The floor – Mops, a little bit of bleach, and a good scrubbing all the way around. The restrooms should be attacked with vigor.

Remember to focus more on the big things and then come down to the little things. You’re after a specific mood in the restroom – one that demonstrates that you care about your place. Make sure that the insides of the stalls are clean – your patrons will be spending time there, which gives them the chance to be more critical of their surroundings.  Even if your food is awesome, a poor restaurant may drive a customer away. Keep them clean!

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Beware of Shigella!

Do you know what’s in your food? There are many more bacteria out there than your standard salmonella. So, before you put your fresh veggies into your True deli case or True worktop refrigerator for making salads, be aware that you might get more than you bargained for. There could be shigella.

Shigella is one of those bacteria which is passed on through direct human contact. And, while some people have a natural immunity toward this sickness, there is still no vaccine. The best way to severely reduce transmission of the shigella bacteria to your patrons is to make sure that everyone who is touching food is washing their hands.

Shigella essentially attacks the digestive system, causing diarrhea, vomiting, and severe abdominal pain. It causes such dehydration that there have been many cases where people have been put into the intensive care unit. It’s not something to play with, and remains as a huge reason to wash your hands while handling food.

93 people in a California restaurant were infected within the past week, and there are at least 500,000 cases of shigella reported every year. Fortunately, with such an easy way to prevent an outbreak, shigella isn’t heard about all too often.

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Do You Use a Toastmaster for your Bagels?

There are people within the Restaurant Supply family who like to eat the same thing every single day. For breakfast, it’s a toasted bagel with cream cheese and egg. For lunch, it’s a roast beef sandwich with a huge pickle, and for dinner it’s something with pork in it. This has been a traditional meal in the household for so long that this coworker got a commercial toaster to make it happen.

In fact, the coworker was so enamored, that she got the Toastmaster BTW09 4 Slice Commercial Pop-Up Bagel Toaster. It definitely does the job by being able to toast 2 complete bagels at once. It’s definitely some interesting firepower to bring into the kitchen – to get the industrial strength commercial toaster going. Then again, she also toasts her bread for the roast beef sandwich, and sometimes she has toast for other meals, too.

The commercial toaster is easy to clean with the stainless steel frame and the small tray that collects crumbs. It’s able to get these done fast, too – if our coworker decides to open up a restaurant, she can cook up to 300 slices per hour. This Toastmaster toaster is so dependable, she swears by it.

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