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Fun Facts About Coffee

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The caffeinated beverage that took the world by storm, coffee is loved in so many forms, styles, and varieties. We have restaurants all across the state that serve up this brew to their customers, so we’ve spent our fair share of time repairing commercial coffee machines in Mid-Missouri. If you enjoy the hearty roasted brew on a cold, snowy morning, here are a few fun facts that you may find pretty interesting next time you’re in your favorite Missouri restaurant!



1. Did you know that the average American spends more than $1000 on coffee each year? You’d think that this would make America the world’s most caffeinated nation - but you’d be wrong!

2. The actual coffee capital of the world is Finland. They don’t produce any beans of their own, but their citizens drink the most out of any country in the world!

3. Rumor has it that Beethoven enjoyed a cup of joe, but he was incredibly particular (even more than your average coffee drinking hipster!). He required that each cup he consum…

Most Common Breakdowns in the Kitchen

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It doesn’t take long in the restaurant industry to realize that there are a few curveballs that come your way. From equipment breakdown to employee challenges, you won’t know until you jump in. Here at Fast Fix, we can’t help with every single issue you run into, but we can help keep your commercial kitchen equipment repaired in Mid-Missouri! Here are a few of the more common reasons why your equipment could breakdown and ways that you can avoid it!


No Regular Maintenance The fact is, for every restaurant that keeps up on regular maintenance, there are several others just skating by on a hope and a prayer. Regular preventative maintenance may seem like an unnecessary cost, especially when you already have a lot of bills to keep up on - but that’s why it’s so important. Regular maintenance of your equipment can save you hundreds of dollars when you account for costly repairs that happen at the most inopportune times.

Employee Negligence Unfortunately, we’ve seen it many times - a…

Gearing Up for the Holiday Rush

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As you find yourself in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you may be in a bit of a holiday haze. Don’t get too discombobulated, though! Christmas is a HUGE season for restaurants in Missouri, so it’s a great time to take advantage of the holiday traffic, festive moods, and even traveling guests for the holiday. At Fast Fix LLC, we know what a strain the holiday season can place on our customers, so we have a few tips to help you prepare for the holiday rush, and of course, a few ways we can help as well!


Introduce Holiday Menus Did you know that at least one-third of consumers say that they see out seasonal menus during the holiday season? From Hanukkah to Christmas and beyond - specialty menus can help set your restaurant apart during the holidays. You can create a prix fixe menu, or you can add appetizers, entrees, desserts, or cocktail specials throughout the season.

Promote Gift Cards This Season! The holidays are the PERFECT time to promote the gift cards to your facility, so m…

Preparing Your Restaurant for Holiday Groups

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We’re knee-deep in the holiday season, which means that holiday gatherings, groups, and parties are going to be happening. Whether you are already booked up for the holiday party season, or you still have openings, there are a few things you can do to get your staff and your restaurant ready for the rush. Fast Fix is also here to help make this a successful holiday celebration!


Prepare Your Staff There are many ways you can prepare your staff for the busy season. From creating clear expectations of what to do through even hiring seasonal help. Some ways to help your team speed up the serving process can include pre-bussing the tables, suggesting dishes and seasonal items while the guests are being seated, and offering the bill as soon as they’re done eating (but making sure they know you aren’t in a rush!).

If you need seasonal help, there are several ways to make the process easier for you. Sometimes you can use sales forecasting to predict how many additional staff members you will …