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Deciding Between Repair or Replacement of Your Commerical Kitchen Equipment

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Everyone needs to eat, and we rely more on food-service equipment than we realize. Restaurants especially rely on proper working equipment. Only when a piece of equipment fails do we realize its importance. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC discusses a few tips for deciding whether it's time to repair the equipment or just buy new when it fails.

The 50% Rule
One of the best ways to determine if your money is better spent on repairs or replacement is by using the 50% rule. This rule states that if your appliance is more than 50% through its lifespan and repair is also more than 50% of the cost to buy a new one, it's better to just replace the appliance. A professional restaurant equipment repair technician in Missouri should be able to tell you the average lifespan of the certain piece of equipment, the replacement cost and the repair cost so that you have all the information to make the best decision for you and your business.

Extra Fees
When determining the price to replace a…

4 Ideas for Effectively Managing Your Restaurant Over the Holidays

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The holiday season can be one of the most challenging times for restaurants. During the holidays, 61% of restaurants face declining numbers of customers. However, many quick-service restaurants flourish due to the amount of people out shopping. Whether you're planning to stay open all through the holidays or just certain days, there's a lot of planning that goes into restaurant management this time of year. In today's blog, we offer a few tips for effectively managing your restaurant over the holidays!

1. Schedule Staff Accordingly. 
While it may be hard to know exactly how busy you'll be on a holiday weekend, it's important that you consider staffing carefully. You don't want to get slammed with not enough employees, but you also don't want the staff standing around bored and mad that they aren't at home with their families. Consider how busy you were last year over the holidays, and also take into consideration the competition. How many other restaur…

The Importance of Repairing Minor Equipment Issues

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One of the most important aspects of running a restaurant is keeping your commercial kitchen equipment in good working condition. A restaurant kitchen can't function without equipment, so repairing minor issues is imperative to success. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of repairing minor equipment issues from Fast Fix LLC.

Minor Equipment Repairs 
In some cases, minor equipment repairs may not seem of utmost importance. If the equipment still works and gets the job done, why waste the time or money to get it fixed? The reason is that those minor repairs can easily lead to larger, more costly repairs. Think of it this way, if your car needs an oil change, you take it to the shop to get it done. The car still runs with old oil, but it creates extra wear and tear on your engine that can lead to bigger problems. The same theory applies to your commercial kitchen equipment. The best way to prevent a major equipment malfunction is to keep your equipment properly maint…

4 Most Repaired Pieces of Equipment in a Commercial Kitchen

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The restaurant industry is busy and fast paced. Restaurant equipment is running constantly, especially on weekends. One thing restaurants can't afford is for their kitchen equipment to not be working properly. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC discusses what pieces of equipment break down the most in a commercial kitchen.

1. Commercial Ice Makers
One thing American's just can't get enough of is ice in their drinks. All restaurants serve some type of drink, and those ice makers stay extra busy. Commercial ice makers are arguably one of the most crucial pieces of equipment in any food establishment. Due to how frequently ice machines must run to continue producing ice all the time, they often need repaired.

2. Commercial Convection Ovens
Another critical piece of food-service equipment would be convection ovens. Whether you own a bakery that relies almost solely on ovens or a dinner restaurant with a signature meatloaf that needs to bake, commercial ovens are an essential pi…

Worldwide Food Service Safety Month

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December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month. Food safety plays an important role in the food service industry. People working with food need to make sure they're buying, storing, preparing and serving food properly. Being in the food service industry, Fast Fix LLC wanted to share with you some food service safety tips to keep in mind.

Food Labeling
Mislabeled products can lead to allergic reactions or other sickness due to expired food. Therefore, it's extremely important that restaurants and other businesses in the food service industry have a system in place for properly labeling foods, and also have a training program in place to make sure every employee understands the importance of proper labeling and how it works at your establishment. Quality and freshness of product is critical to the success of any restaurant.

Commercial Refrigeration
Your commercial kitchen equipment also plays a big role in food safety. Without properly working refrigeration units, you wouldn&…