The Top Six Beer and Food Pairings

"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water." - W. C. Fields Quote for Beer and Food Pairing blog


“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”  – W. C. Fields


What a life it must have been to live during prohibition! Lucky for us, those days are long gone and we can drink beer and eat food until we burst, literally and figuratively. But we all know that some food pairs better with some beer, so we decided to come up with another list of food pairings, and this week we’re highlighting the best beer and food pairings the world has to offer. Don’t forget to loosen the belt buckle before you start trying all these delicious beer and food pairings!

Recipe | Chocolate Chip Cookies Baked in MultiChef Oven

Cookie Monster loves fresh baked cookies.  Quote from MultiChef chocolate chip cookie recipe.

There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh baked cookies coming out of the oven. It brings most people back to their childhood days, coming home to mom pulling a tray of chocolate chip cookies from the oven and scolding anyone who tried to snag one before dinner, lest they ruin their appetite. Now, what if I told you that you could be enjoying that smell and fantastic fresh cookie taste in less than five minutes? With this week’s chocolate chip cookie recipe you can bake up a delicious batch of cookies, in your MultiChef high speed oven, in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee.

Offering More than Convenience: The Benefits of Adding Food Service to Your C-Store

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Convenience stores are built around the idea that consumers want a fast and easy method for purchasing items throughout the day. For years, c-stores have relied on gas and tobacco sales to keep their business profitable. But with cigarette smoking at an all-time low and gas prices maintaining a reasonable cost per gallon, operators are now looking at other cost-effective options for increasing revenue. Internal store sales are helpful, but products often have low profit margins, resulting in minimal profitability. Instead, c-store owners and operators are turning to a low cost, lucrative method for increased revenue: c-store food service.

Food service is the perfect fit for convenience stores of any size. From large chain units to mom and pop shops, most can benefit from adding some hot and ready food items to their menu. In fact, according to a report from NACS, in 2011 convenience stores saw a 13 percent increase in the sale of prepared foods. After cigarettes, food service accounts for the largest percent of in-store sales and surpasses cigarettes in overall gross margin dollars. And, CSP reports that from 2011 forward, food service has continued to grow anywhere from 1-3% each year.

Many c-store operators recognize that an effective food service program can increase revenue and also increase new customers as well as customer return rates. But new research suggests that these programs are vital for creating competitive points of differentiation in today’s hyper-competitive world.

Today we plan to highlight the benefits and challenges to implementing a food service program to an existing convenience store operation. From there we will give you some strategies to make the program a success and ideas for promotion of your new program. We hope by the end of this guide you will be well informed on your options and equipped to make the leap into the food service arena.

The Perfect Pairing: Pizza and Wings take on the World

Pizza and Wings go together like rama-lama-lama ka-dingitty-ding-da-dong… or if you’re not a Grease fan, they go together like milk and cookies, like rock and roll, like French fries and ketchup, like… well you get the point. Since the last 80’s wings have been a staple on pizza menus across the nations.  From quick serves to high end restaurants, pizza operators know that wings are a great up-sale opportunity and provide a great profit margin. Today we’re going to look at how popular pizza and wings have become both seperately and together and how you can add them to your menu.

Pizza and Wings - The Best pairing since rock and roll