Celebrating FRYday with Four Fried Food Trends

Fried Food Trends

Fried foods are one of the few menu items you can always count on as being fan favorites. Despite having a bad rep for being unhealthy, fried foods remain an American favorite, and as the manufacturers for AutoFry, we can’t help but to agree! Because they prevail on menus year after year, fried foods have seen a fair share of trends come and go. Today we look at some of the fried food trends for 2016 and dive into ways you can incorporate them into your own menu. Whether you’re AutoFrying or frying in a traditional hooded setup, these fried food trends are sweeping the nation with their golden, crispy goodness!

MultiChef Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Nacho Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Nacho Recipe for MultiChef High Speed Oven

[ WARNING: Extremely corny joke ahead ] What kind of cheese is never yours? . . . Nacho Cheese. And that, my friends, was a horrible segue into this week’s blog which features a delicious nacho recipe, perfect for your MultiChef, high speed oven. Why start with a joke? Because nachos are fun, and so are bad jokes, and now you have some new ammunition the next time your seven-year-old nephew wants to throw some knock-knock jokes your way. So in honor of everyone’s favorite shareable appetizer, let’s dive right in to this delicious nacho recipes featuring two of our rebate partners, Brakebush Chicken and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.

Nine Tips for Foodservice Equipment Maintenance

Nine Tips for Foodservice Equipment Maintenance

Nothing is worse than having a machine go down in the middle of the dinner rush, which is why foodservice equipment maintenance is so important. Being a ventless kitchen equipment manufacturer, we’ve seen our fair share of horror stories when it comes to machines breaking down at the worst times.We always do our best to assist in machine troubleshooting and repair, but these breakdowns can be costly even if they have a quick fix.

The only way to ensure trouble-free service from your foodservice equipment is to execute a regular maintenance routine. Regular maintenance, which includes cleaning, will keep your equipment in good working order and potentially catch small malfunctions or worn parts before they cause you a much larger, expensive breakdown. Regardless of what type of equipment you’re using, we’ve got nine simple maintenance tips to keep your equipment in good working order!

The Pursuit of Happiness | Independence Day Reflections

The Pursuit of Happiness on Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The declaration of independence is one of the many documents we learn about in grade school. Many students are often required to actually learn it well enough to recite it on their own. While I cannot still recite the entire preamble to the Declaration, there is one line that will never fade from my memory and it’s the statement where we declare that we are all created equal and we have unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s the last right that truly strikes me as the most unique characteristic to American values, that we have the right to the pursuit of happiness. What does that mean to you? What brings you joy and how do you pursue that?

More than Just a Transaction: Increase Concession Sales by Making Concessions part of the Experience

 Increase Concession Sales by Making Concessions part of the ExperienceThere are many ways an attraction can increase concession sales, some of them are easier than others, but when it comes to driving higher profits, attractions should rely on their unique selling point of being an experience. As an attraction, you are selling an experience. Be it a ball game, an interactive animal exhibit, or even a game of laser tag, these are all moments that customers pay to experience – rather than paying for a tangible product. So with that in mind, it makes sense that concessions sales could benefit from an overhaul looking towards the experience rather than just the product. In today’s blog, we’re discussing how you can increase concession sales by creating a unique dining experience for your guests.

AutoFry in Action | Hinkle Family Fun Center

What do you get when you take laser tag, mini golf, bumper cars, go kart, paintball, rock climbing, bungee jumping and two arcades and place them all at one destination? That, my friends, would be better known as the Hinkle Family Fun Center in Albuquerque, NM. This premier family entertainment space is the feature of this week’s blog, where we deviate a little from our normal AutoFry in Action and instead present you with the AutoFilter in Action. Today we devote our full attention to AutoFry and AutoFilter owner, Hinkle Family Fun Center, where you can spend the whole day having fun, making memories and earning prizes.

Hinkle Family Fun Center

Adding Equipment | The Pros and Cons of Ventless Fryers

Pros and Cons of Ventless Fryers

So you’re looking into adding a fryer to your kitchen and there are a plethora of options out there, but one of the main distinctions between them all is whether they require venting or are ventless fryers. Do you go for the traditional open fryer and install a ventilation system? Or do you go with a less traditional ventless fryer and try something new? Today we’ll look at the pros and cons of ventless fryers and hopefully by the end of this post, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on which type of fryer is best suited for your business.

7 MORE Over the Top(pings) French Fry Recipes

All you need is french fries

7 MORE Over the Top(pings) French Fry Recipes

A little over one year ago we put together a delicious list of seven French fry recipes that were over the top, spanning from sweet to savory to super salty! Since then, that post has had over one thousand views, and been retweeted all across the French fry nation. So we’re headed back to the fryer for seven MORE over the top French fry recipes in this week’s blog! This time we’re focused on recipes with geographical ties, so by the end of this blog it will feel like you’ve traveled the French fry world!

The Secret to CStore Success? Increasing Convenience Store Frequency

Increasing CStore Customer Frequency

As a convenience store operator, there are few things that should be more important than driving repeat business from customers. We all want our customers to have a positive experience that encourages customer loyalty and inevitably another visit down the road. Increasing convenience store frequency is imperative if you’re focused on raising profits. On average, frequent shoppers only account for 15% of a business’s customer base, but that 15% accounts for at least 1/3 of all your revenue. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why increasing convenience store frequency can greatly impact your bottom line. So today we’ll give you some solid tips on how you can engage your customers and start to improve your customers’ convenience store frequency of shopping!

Celebrating National Hamburger Month with Hamburger History

Hamburger History - How it came to be and a hamburger recipe for AutoFry

The almighty hamburger, when cooked just right, is juicy, packed with flavor, and easy to eat. Which is no wonder why it’s one of America’s favorite foods and we devote an entire month to it! That’s right, May is National Hamburger Month, and while we’re not exactly sure why burgers need a whole month long celebration, we’re certainly not upset about it! So today, let’s look at some hamburger history, how burgers grew to American fame and at the end of the post we’ll give you the recipe for preparing burgers with your AutoFry. “Wait, AutoFry can make burgers?!” Why yes, yes it can! So read on my friends, this is bound to be a tasty blog!