Showing posts from September, 2016

Maintaining Your Commercial Griddles

Griddles are a very important aspect of any commercial kitchen. This piece of restaurant equipment is used to cook a variety of different foods. Therefore, its imperative that you keep your griddles in proper working condition. This includes daily cleaning and regular maintenance. Taking care of your griddle will help maintain cooking efficiency and prevent flavor transfer. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips for keeping your commercial griddle in tip-top shape. 1. Scrape Off Food Regularly. Whether you're cooking pancakes or burgers, it's important to scrape excess food off the griddle after every use throughout the day with a grill scraper. When you cook on a griddle, fats, juices and other food debris gets left behind on the griddle's surface. If this grease and grime isn't removed regularly, it will accumulate into a thick, gummy layer that is extremely hard to remove. In addition, having that layer on your grill will impact your cooking effi

A Look At The Restaurant Kitchen

The success of a restaurant revolves around the kitchen. To run a restaurant, you need industrial grade equipment, an organized layout, motivated and trained employees, and the drive to be successful. Keep reading to learn more about restaurant kitchens and the keys to keeping them running successfully. Kitchen Equipment  One of the most important aspects of running a restaurant kitchen involves the equipment. Not only do you need industrial grade equipment, much different than that of the kitchen appliances in your home, you also need equipment that stays in proper working order. The best way to achieve a healthy kitchen in regards to the equipment, is to sign up for our individualized restaurant equipment maintenance plan in Missouri and Western Illinois. Your kitchen equipment is a huge investment and we're here to help you keep it lasting as long as possible.   Kitchen Organization The kitchen is where food is stored, prepared, cooked and plated. Unlike in a home k

3 Things A Restaurant Owner Should Be Focusing On

As a restaurant owner, you have a lot of things to worry about. Honestly though, what things should you be worrying about and what things should be left to a manager? While you may need to fill in occasionally in emergency situations, you shouldn't be working the line, prepping food, taking orders or cleaning regularly. As the owner, you have other responsibilities that you need to be focusing on to run a successful restaurant. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC takes a look at 3 things that restaurant owners should be focusing on. 1. The Numbers As the owner, it's your job to create a budget for your restaurant. Having a budget and sticking to it is critical in the food service industry. A budget will allow you to be proactive rather than reactive, and is a key to being profitable. You need to make sure that you're making more than you're spending. The budget will allow you to examine how you're operating, determine what systems are working and what systems

Maintaining Your Bar Equipment

Just like with your restaurant kitchen, keeping your bar equipment clean and maintained is important for running a successful bar. A dirty or run-down bar will drive customers away. They'll find a nicer, cleaner place to take their business if you don't take pride in your establishment and keep it in tip-top shape. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers a few tips for maintaining your bar to keep those customers happy and flowing in. Keeping Up on Equipment  Bar equipment is a big investment, so it's important to keep the equipment maintained. Due to the fact that there's so much liquid passing through a bar, it's essential to keep your equipment up-to-date and fully functioning. Be sure to train your staff about the importance of maintaining your equipment to avoid costly repairs. When a repair is needed, however, you can count on Fast Fix LLC to get it done fast - we offer 24/7 emergency service, which is important to a busy, fast-paced establishment lik