Lead the Lenten Pack: Four Easy Marketing Tips for Your Restaurant’s Lent Menu

Four Easy Marketing Tips for Your Restaurant’s Lent Menu

The months of February and March mark the days of Lent for many Catholics across the country and is the perfect time to develop a Lent menu for your business. According to Datassential, 26% of all consumers observe Lent and 41% of those consumers eat fish on Fridays instead of meat. So if meatless offerings aren’t on your menu, you’re missing out big time! In today’s blog we have four easy marketing tips to promote your restaurant’s Lent menu and drive some meatless sales this season.

Seven Unique Pizza Recipes with Pizzazz

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7 Unique Pizza Recipes with Pizzazz

Pizza is one of the few things most will agree on when it comes to dinner. Whether you like pepperoni, veggies or just cheese, pizza is loved by foodies everywhere. So much so that 1,260,000 slices of pizza are eaten every hour… That’s 21,000 slices per minute OR 350 slices every second! In fact, by the time you’re done reading this blog over ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND slices of pizza will have been consumed. That’s a lot of pizza, and while most of it (4 out of every 10 pizzas to be exact) will be topped with pepperoni, today we’re looking at some unique pizza recipes to integrate into your menu. Why should you offer unique pizza recipes? For starters you set yourself apart from the competition, but you’ll also have the opportunity to build a cult following on a recipe should it be deemed worthy by the masses. After all, the Hawaiian pizza craze had to start somewhere! So let’s dig in to seven deliciously unique pizza recipes in this week’s blog.

Which Trade Show can We Expect to See YOU at?

As the manufacturer for two of the most in-demand foodservice equipment products worldwide, we get requests all the time for customers to see our machines in action. People love to see how easy AutoFry is to operate or how truly fast MultiChef can prepare a delicious pizza. So with trade show season just around the corner, now is the time to meet with us in person at one of the top industry trade shows of 2016. In the next two months, you can catch us at both Pizza Expo and CinemaCon, both held in the buzzing and bright town of Las Vegas.

Using AutoFry to Increase Concession Sales

Increasing Concession Sales - with Fried FOodConcession sales at a movie theater are some of the most profitable dollars coming through the door. With profit margins on ticket sales being razor thin, concession sales are critical to keeping a theater in business. Most theaters offer at least popcorn, candy and soda as part of their concessions sales strategy, but what’s stopping them from offering more? Today we highlight the reason for expanding your concession offerings. From increased profits, to happier consumers, expanding your concessions to prepared foods is a no brainer, especially when you realize you an do it all with just one machine!

I’m Hungry… Examining the CStore Snack Trend

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In today’s information age, it’s easy to become bogged down by an overload of trends and statistics, but as a cstore operator, if there is one thing you cannot afford to miss, it’s the cstore snack trend. If you’re feeling like you didn’t even know this was a trend, don’t worry, you’re in the majority! While we’ve covered millennial snacking before, we’ve never looked directly at cstore snacking and the influencing factors in driving those snack sales. So grab your snickers, bag of chips or plate of French fries, today we’re talking cstore snack trends.

Wing in a New Year of Profits: Pizza and Chicken Wings Brings Profits

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If there is one thing you can count on American’s continued interested in, it’s pizza. Thin crust, thick crust, brick oven, deep dish, sweet, savory and everything in between, there is almost no type of pizza we won’t try. And there is just one appetizer that has almost become synonymous with pizza: chicken wings. We’ve written about the magic combo of pizza and chicken wings before, but today we dive deeper with a full white paper for download to show the benefits of adding chicken wings to your pizza concept.

MultiChef Recipes: Celebrating National Croissant Day

Celebrating National Croissant Day with Motion Technology, Inc - Home of the AutoFry Ventless Fryer and MultiChef Oven

In honor of National Croissant Day on January 30, we’ve got some unique MultiChef recipes for breakfast to share with you that all start with just a can of ready-to-bake croissants.

These days, it seems like every day is some random holiday celebrating someone or some food. Being in the foodservice industry we tend to actually pay attention to the latter. And while they don’t all speak to us, I think we can all agree National Croissant Day is something to celebrate. The flaky, layered, soft, airy, chewy, buttery pastry is at the top of the breakfast food chain for many and loved by one and all. I mean, really what’s not to like? So with our mouths already watering, we’ve dug up some really tasty croissant recipes that take the pastry to the next level. Each recipe is geared towards one of the most profitable and growing dayparts: breakfast. So grab a napkin, it’s going to be a flaky ride!

Waste Management – The 2016 Foodservice Trend to Watch

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It’s not too often that I am approached to talk trash… As in literal trash. But today is an exception, it’s a topic close to my heart and something as a nation we need to address: Waste Management. What do I mean when I say waste management? I mean everything from better inventory to donating surplus foods, anything that your establishment can do to reduce the amount of waste you produce each week, month and year. There are some easy steps you can take to reduce your waste and it all starts with a waste management plan, so let’s dive right in to facts and how you can take steps to reduce waste in 2016.

MTI Quiz | What's your Fry Style?

What's Your Fry Style?

Take our quick quiz to determine your ideal fry style! Fries are what makes the world go round… no wait, that’s love. But people love fries so it’s kind of the same thing. What makes fries so ubiquitous? It’s their ability to transform plates from the ordinary to the extraordinary! Fries are great plain but they also provide an excellent canvas for all types of additional flavors. With that in mind, we scoured the web for the best of the best recipes and came up with a quick quiz for you to determine your ideal fry style. So sit down, follow the questions and lead yourself to a delectable finish line!

Fryer Oil 101 – How, What, Why and Which

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Fryer oil is one of the most common things people overlook when they cannot figure out why their food output isn’t as expected. And I’m not just talking clean or dirty fryer oil, obviously clean oil has a better output. But what about the type of oil you’re using, have you ever considered the implications that oil type has on your fried food? Probably not, which is why we’re dedicating today’s blog totally to fryer oil! We’ll cover all the basics like how frying works, what affects the life of your oil, how to tell when your oil is spent, how to get the most out of your fryer oil and which types of oil are recommended for frying in AutoFry.