Equipment

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

The must-haves for modern restaurant kitchens are about much more than just technology. High real estate costs and government regulations are putting pressure on restaurants’ back-of-house areas to...

The purchase of refrigeration, warewashers and prep and cooking equipment takes a sizable chunk out of the budget when opening or remodeling a restaurant. The conundrum facing operators is to go with...

Apple Pay. Tap-and-Go. PayPal. EMV. In the ever-evolving world of payment, restaurants are being forced to reevaluate their POS systems and potentially spend large sums to upgrade with the times...

When asked by Fast Company magazine to name a must-have kitchen gadget not yet invented, Suzanne Goin, chef-owner of Los Angeles’ Lucques and A.O.C. restaurants, chose a tool that would automatically...

Sizzling plates of fajitas travel many times a day from kitchen to dining room at each of the over 1,500 Chili’s restaurants. To accommodate that volume, management at the Dallas-based chain wanted...

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...

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