Showing posts from December, 2017

Determining If Your Restaurant Equipment Needs Maintenance

Not only does proper restaurant equipment maintenance reduce the likelihood of major equipment breakdowns, but it keeps your kitchen operation running efficiently. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC offers some tips for determining if your equipment is in need of some professional maintenance. Keep reading for some signs to look for and questions to ask yourself. Restaurant Equipment Maintenance While some maintenance and repair needs are extremely noticeable, like when a piece of equipment doesn't turn on at all, other maintenance needs often go unnoticed. These small issues that remain unaddressed can lead to bigger, more expensive repairs and problems down the road. In addition, it can lead to premature failure and a shorter lifespan for the equipment. As your premier Missouri restaurant equipment maintenance company, we're here to help you understand when your equipment should be looked at. Questions to Ask Yourself  When determining if you're in need of Mi

9 Holiday Food Fun Facts

Christmas is almost here, and that means some delicious holiday foods. Whether you're eating at home or heading out to one of your favorite restaurants this holiday season, we hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends. In the spirit of Christmas, Fast Fix LLC wanted to share with you some fun facts about holiday foods. Holiday Food Fun Facts  1. Approximately 22 million people in the United States eat turkey for Christmas dinner. At Medieval Christmas feasts however, turkey was not the main dish. Instead, peacock was actually served on Christmas. Boat was also a Christmas mainstay during that era. It wasn't until Henry VIII had turkey for Christmas in the 16th century that it became the norm. 2. Mince pies date back to medieval times, if not earlier. Typically, these pies included minced meat, suet, fruits, nuts and spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The pie was originally crustless, but over time the crust was added. Today, the minced meat usually

Extending the Life of Your Commercial Refrigeration Units

Commercial refrigeration units are key components of any restaurant business. From walk-ins to freezers to ice machines, proper working refrigeration units are necessary to keep a restaurant up and running. Today's blog from Fast Fix LLC discusses a few things you can do to extend the life of your commercial refrigeration equipment. 1. Maintain Proper Airflow.  With the hustle and bustle that goes along with a restaurant kitchen, it's easy to let boxes and items pile up in places they don't belong, say next to refrigeration units. It's important that you keep these areas clear though to maintain proper airflow around the condenser coil. Most manufacturers recommend at least 2-4 inches of clearance. The more air that can freely move around, the less power will be consumed by the unit. Keeping the refrigeration units from working too hard will help the vital components last longer, extending the life of your equipment. 2. Keep the Condenser Coils Clean.  The co

Decorating Your Restaurant for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and now is the time to start thinking about decorating your restaurant for Christmas! Something as simple as adding some lights can help brighten the mood and bring the holiday spirit into your environment. Keep reading to learn a few tips for decorating your restaurant from Fast Fix LLC . Holiday Lights  One of the simplest ways to decorate your restaurant for the holidays is to put up some holiday lights. From the exterior of the building to the dining room, some holiday lights will set the mood for the holidays. Exterior lights and decorations will help draw people into your establishment. Once they're inside, dazzle your customers with some beautiful holiday lights around the dining room.  Christmas Trees  If you have space, likely in the entryway of your establishment, consider setting up a Christmas tree! Besides lights, Christmas trees are one of the most common holiday decorations. Having a tree in your restaurant helps personalize

6 Ways to Promote Your Restaurant for the Holidays

During the holiday season, family and friends gather together in celebration. With all the hustle and bustle that goes on in December, many people choose to dine out and avoid the mess at home. How are you going to get those people in your door this holiday season? Fast Fix LLC has a few tips on how you can promote your restaurant for the holidays. 1. Book Holiday Parties.  This is the time of year for parties and many people don't have a space of their own large enough to host everyone at once. Those people are seeking out places, such as your restaurant, to host their event. If your restaurant has a private room, that's an even bigger plus for people to host their parties at your establishment. Make sure to spread the word that you're available for hosting holiday parties. 2. Emphasize Your Catering Services.  While many people can agree they don't want to prepare a large meal, not everyone wants to celebrate the holidays in public. Many people would rath