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Benefits of Maintaining Your Steam Tables

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If your restaurant offers a buffet style meal, you're sure to have several steam tables that you rely on to keep the food nice and hot. What would happen to your business if your steam tables no longer worked properly? In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers a few benefits of maintaining your steam tables.

Benefits of Steam Table Maintenance 
1. Have Satisfied Customers.

One of the main benefits of a properly maintained steam table is that you have satisfied guests. No customer wants cold food that's supposed to be hot. Maintaining your steam table and ensuring the food is hot, will not only make your customers happy, but also keep the food at a safe temperature.  

2. Maintain Food Safety Guidelines.

If the food on your buffet is found to be below 140°, it's a violation of the health department code. This can result in a fine from the health inspector, a specified time to get the steam table working properly again or they can shut your restaurant down. You could also rece…

The Benefits of Using Energy Star Restaurant Equipment

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Did you know that restaurants use about 5-7 times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings? Restaurants generally use the most energy for refrigeration, while lighting and cooling come in second and third as far as energy usage. What can we do as restaurant owners to reduce the amount of energy we use? In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC discusses Energy Star products and how they can benefit your commercial kitchen.

What is Energy Star? 
Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States. It was created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The Energy Star service mark is placed on equipment that is "energy-efficient."

The Impact of Energy Usage
How we use energy has a huge impact on our environment. Most of America's sources of energy still pollute the environment, harm the climate and can even cause health problems among us. The best way you can help…

The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association

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When it comes to your Missouri commercial food equipment service needs, you can count on Fast Fix LLC. We are proud members of the Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA). In today's blog, we give you an overview of what this organization is all about and what our membership means to our customers.

What is CFESA? 
The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association is the trade association of professional service and parts distributors. Members of CFESA help you reduce downtime for your equipment so that you can keep your business up and running smoothly. CFESA Certified Technicians have a higher first time fix rate than other food-service equipment repair technicians in Missouri and Western Illinois. You can count on CFESA members to get your equipment functioning properly in no time!   

CFESA's Mission & Vision
The Mission of CFESA is to anticipate trends and provide resources, training and education to support excellence in service. The vision of the CFESA …

Things To Know About Opening a Restaurant

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Have you thought about opening a restaurant? The restaurant industry is an interesting one, and there are a lot of things you need to do as a restaurant owner to be successful. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers a few things you should know about opening a restaurant before you get started:

1. Have a Clear Concept. 
When you decide to open a restaurant, there are a lot of different ways you can go. Do you want to focus on just one type of cuisine? Do you want to offer gourmet food or something more affordable to everyone? Do you want to focus on breakfast and lunch, or dinner and nightlife? Make sure that you understand the concept of your restaurant and that it will be easily portrayed to your customers as well.


2. Choose the Right Location. 
The location of your restaurant can make or break you. Do some research on possible locations. Look at how busy the area is, how much parking space is available and what other restaurants are nearby. What type of customers are you hoping t…