Showing posts from August, 2019

Last-Minute Labor Day Restaurant Specials!

The big and final holiday weekend of the summer is here. No matter where you’re located, this can be a big weekend for you, but for many, this will be a huge weekend filled with tourists and returning customers. If you haven’t planned out a Labor Day special for your guests, it’s not too late! Here are a few things you can do, even last minute, to make the most of the busy holiday festivities. Honor the American Worker Labor Day will be celebrating it’s 125th anniversary this year. The holiday was created to honor the creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American workers. Highlight the celebration by sharing fun facts about the holiday on the tables, and at the bar, but also consider offering discounts. You can offer a free drink to those who bring a work ID or proof of work status. Similarly, you can offer percentage discounts to those who have been following their career for a certain number of years. If a teacher comes

Improving Your Restaurant's Water for Water Quality Month

August is Water Quality Month, and this is a wonderful time to take a look at the h2O coming out of your St. Louis restaurant. Water quality is so important, not just in the water that you drink, but also in the water that you clean with. We’re sure you already know about the importance of clean water, but just for the new people in the room, your local commercial kitchen repair company in Missouri is going to offer some tips and refresh your mind on the maintenance requirements! Start With Quality Water Testing We’ve all heard the stories of restaurants who aren’t keeping up with proper tests, and end up serving terrible bacterias and even poison to their guests. If you aren’t testing your water supply, you will never know WHAT is going into your guests' glass. Water is used in EVERYTHING at your restaurant, so if you have contaminated water with harmful substances, it’s not only ending up in the food. It will be showing up during preparation and cooking, as you wipe do

When Should You Get Your Equipment Serviced?

There comes a time in every restaurant owners life where they will need to get their appliances serviced. While we are huge believers in having them serviced regularly, sometimes it’s hard to keep the schedule up, and things get forgotten. If you haven’t serviced your equipment in a while, here is a quick guideline for when different items will need to be worked on. Refrigerators & Freezers There are a few key observations that will show when your fridge needs to be serviced. Ice on the exterior is one of the first warning signs. This can mean that the temperature is not correct on the inside. Temperature problems are another issue that you will find in refrigeration, whether it’s getting too cool or warming up. Door issues can come up with the unit won’t close or seal properly. Sometimes issues just come up from age. If your unit is more than 10-15 years old, it will probably need regular maintenance. Ice Machine Ice machines are heavily used, and can experience some po

Trending Fall Flavors This Year

It may feel too early to start thinking about the fall season, but when you are in the restaurant industry, it’s never too early! When it comes to planning out a menu and tweaking items for the seasons, starting now will give you a headstart, and an ordering plan. Pumpkin generally takes the lead in the fall, but there are so many other flavors that are brimming with spice and heartiness. Check out these delicious ingredient choices that you may want to add to your menu to add some fun. Apples So … apples are basically the old pumpkin. They are the official fruit of fall, so they really will never go out of style. In just a few short weeks, these flavorful fruits will be hitting the farmer’s markets and roadside stands, so it’s the perfect time to make your connections, place your orders and get ready for the season. Apples are great for pies, kinds of butter, sauces, and more. You can use the apple flavor for steaming hot drinks or unique appetizers. Beer While ice cold bee

Preparing Your Restaurant for Football Season

August 1st marked the first day of the football preseason! From here on out, football and fall are just right around the corner. If you haven’t prepared your Missouri restaurant for this season, Fast Fix LLC is ready to help. Here are a few tips to help you get your facility prepped, your team off the bench and be ready for that kickoff day! Make Summer a Training Camp Now is a great time to get your team ready for the busy Thursday through Sunday crowds that will be coming soon. Starting today, you can help infuse your culture with team spirit, and it’s going to pay off big time when the busy seasons kick in. From training your kitchen staff how to improve their processes to teaching you servers to be aware of the entire restaurant and not just their section. These pieces of training will be huge assets to your entire team. Make the Most of the Season If your customers intend to stay for the entire game, do you realize how much additional food they may order at that time?