Equipment

New restaurant equipment and back-of-the-house technology

Running a refrigeration system can account for 40 to 50 percent of total energy use in a restaurant—a sizeable chunk of the utility bill. New efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration...

Selecting footwear can be daunting for an operator. There are many factors—comfort, quality, style—that go into picking the right shoe for front- and back-of-house staff, not the least of which is...

Restaurants are ramping up takeout and retail square footage in a move to expand their customer base, a trend that calls for leading-edge merchandising equipment. Well-designed display cases can...

Attendees at the NRA Show this month in Chicago who are shopping uniform trends are sure to be blinded by color (from deep purple to bright orange) and buzzing about wearable technology (chef coats...

Despite the technological advances in modern pots and pans, many restaurants are turning back to the time-tested traditional favorite, cast-iron cookware. Chefs cite some clear culinary advantages to...

Surveillance technology has gotten reams of negative press in connection with the government and privacy issues. But advancements in surveillance can be a boon for restaurants. The latest equipment...

So your website is running smoothly and you’ve got online ordering down to a science. Where do you go next tech-wise—both inside your operation and outside—to woo consumers and stay competitive? Here...

The new crop of food service products helps you run your operation more efficiently and safely … and a surprising number do it without taking a big chunk out of your bottom line. Here are a few new...

A restaurant’s success depends on many factors, but maintaining proper safety and sanitation standards is at the top of the list. We’ve selected a few innovative products from this year’s NRA Show...

Not long ago, most restaurants could get by with a simple pop-up toaster. But along came bagels, croissants and Texas toast. And then toasted sandwiches grew wildly popular. So how do you find the...

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