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Making Restaurant Equipment Maintenance a Top Priority

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Most restaurant owners don't think about equipment maintenance until something malfunctions or breaks. The reality though is that the maintenance of your equipment is just as important as customer experience and ingredient quality. Properly working equipment is directly related to your bottom line. Keep reading to learn more about why you should make Missouri food service equipment maintenance a top priority.

Expense Reduction 
According to an industry survey, restaurant chains who have set up formalized processes, technology and people in place to manage repairs spend 50% less than the industry average. Think about what you're currently spending on equipment repairs and maintenance. What could a reduction in those expenses mean for your business? By preventing equipment issues before they become costly repair problems, you can greatly reduce costs.

Customer Experience 
Aside from cost reductions, think about the impact of a clean and maintained facility on your customer experi…

Ways to Make Your Commercial Kitchen Run More Efficiently

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Owning or managing a restaurant or other commercial food-service business comes with its challenges. At times, it can be a bit overwhelming, but Fast Fix LLC is here to help. We've come up with this list of some ways to make your commercial kitchen run more efficiently.

1. Ask for Employee Feedback. 
Many managers can easily get set in their ways how things should be run. Unfortunately, this can cause problems and issues between employees and managers. A true leader is willing to listen to their staff and consider their recommendations about how to make processes run more efficiently. Try observing a full service to get a picture of what's going on in your kitchen. Then talk to each person on the team to find out what could help them be more efficient with their particular job. You don't want to be so controlling that people don't want to work for you. Instead, you want to teach your staff to work independently so they feel more invested in their job and will want to s…

Equipment to Consider Before Opening a Bakery

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Just like any other food-service business, a bakery will require a variety of equipment to store and prepare baked goods. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC offers a list of equipment you'll need to consider for your bakery.

Commercial Mixer
The easiest way to make large amounts of dough at one time is with a commercial mixer. Commercial mixers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The size you need will depend on the type of baking you will be doing and your needs. For huge cakes and large amounts of bread, you might want a floor mixer. For a small own bakery, a commercial countertop mixer will likely do. To learn more about commercial mixers and how they'll need to be maintained, check out this blog.

Proofing Cabinet 
Baking in a commercial setting is much different from what you learned about baking from Grandma while growing up. If you are going to be preparing large amounts of dough that will need to rise, you'll want to consider purchasing a proofing cabinet. This pie…

4 Advantages of Keeping a Maintenance Record

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When running a restaurant, equipment maintenance is a top priority. Without properly working equipment, your restaurant can't operate as normal. Fast Fix LLC is here to help you make maintenance a priority in your commercial kitchen. Keep reading to learn about some of the advantages of keeping a detailed maintenance record.

1. To Prevent Costly Repairs. 
With regular use, your restaurant equipment is prone to some general wear and tear. Regular inspections and maintenance can prevent small issues from turning into larger, more costly problems. Fixing small damages before they cause major issues, like equipment malfunction, will keep your restaurant equipment working efficiently, for longer. By keeping a maintenance record, you can ensure that each piece of commercial kitchen equipment in your restaurant is in tip-top shape.

2. To Increase Operator Safety. 
Operating faulty equipment is dangerous. Restaurant equipment that is well-maintained reduces the risk of accidents and on-the…

9 Restaurant Equipment Maintenance Tips to Keep in Mind

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Regular maintenance of your restaurant equipment will not only improve equipment performance, but also extend the life of the equipment and decrease the likelihood of a costly breakdown. Cleaning and maintenance also ensures quality products are being served in your establishment. In today's blog from Fast Fix LLC, you'll find some general equipment maintenance tips to share with your employees.

General Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Restaurant Equipment 
While each piece of restaurant equipment will be different in terms of how to clean and maintain it, there are some general guidelines that you can follow for all the equipment in your commercial kitchen.

1. Always unplug the equipment before attempting to clean it or fix a component. No matter how careful you are, you don't want to take any chances of inuring yourself by the equipment accidentally getting turned on.

2. Never use scrubbing or scouring pads on glass surfaces, as they can easily scratch the surface under…