The Top 5 Challenges Food Truck Owners Face

The Top 5 Challenges Food Truck Owners Face

Even after coming up with a plan for your food truck business and purchasing the ideal equipment for your operation, there’s still a long road ahead and it’s certain to be paved with challenges. Yes, the food truck scene is booming, but this profitable trend...
Gearing up Your Food Truck: Choosing the Right Equipment

Gearing up Your Food Truck: Choosing the Right Equipment

Building a food truck business from the ground up takes serious dedication, time, and planning. Since food trucks are essentially miniature restaurants on wheels, they need to have much of the same supplies and equipment even though they don’t have the space. Though...

Piedmont Natural Gas State-of-the-art Natural Gas Technology Center

Follow Piedmont Natural Gas as they construct a new state-of-the-art natural gas technology center in Charlotte, NC.  Piedmont recently broke ground on this project with an anticipated completion date of June 2020. To quote Piedmont, this new technology center will...
Energy Solutions Bi-Annual Customer Care Workshop

Energy Solutions Bi-Annual Customer Care Workshop

The GFEN/NA consortium of the Energy Solutions Center held their bi-annual customer care workshop from August 13 – 15, 2019. The event was held in Minneapolis, MN at CenterPoint Energy’s demonstration kitchen. More than 50 attendees spent 1 1/2 days...
Food Truck vs. Food Cart: The Pros and Cons of Each

Food Truck vs. Food Cart: The Pros and Cons of Each

Though the food truck phenomenon was born out of the 2008 recession that forced many in the culinary industry to turn their struggles into opportunities, the popularity of these mobile restaurants has yet to slow down. Many food trucks and carts have built reputations...
Kitchen Ergonomics

Kitchen Ergonomics

Improving your production and staff efficiency starts with the layout and design of your commercial kitchen. Your kitchen setup affects everything from staff efficiency to utility costs, so you’ll want to take the time to create an effective layout in order for things to operate as smoothly as possible. Utilizing natural gas equipment in your lineup is certain to keep operating costs lower and production at peak performance.

National Chain’s Fryer and Oven Challenge

While at the Piedmont Natural Gas Test Kitchen, we conducted a GFEN test for a national QSR chain headquartered in the southeast. This QSR chain’s signature products are chicken and homemade buttermilk biscuits, which led us to perform fryer and oven tests. In keeping...
Think Before You Buy

Think Before You Buy

Is your cooking equipment performing as it should? Is it the right equipment for your menu items? Are your customers being served food that is safe and appealing? These questions have a big impact on your bottom line and long term success in the business. Here we’ll learn firsthand what you need to know when selecting commercial cooking equipment.

Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen Anymore

Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen Anymore

It’s Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen Anymore This month we’ll discuss some recent industry trends, issues and new or emerging gas technologies that will help make your foodservice operation run smoother and provide BIG potential for increasing that bottom line. Remember,...

Buy For Best Value, Not Cheapest Price

During my recent visit to this year’s NAFEM Show in New Orleans, there was a lot of buzz about equipment economics. Not long ago, many people thought that while improved equipment efficiencies offered many benefits, they were still too costly and justifying their purchase was a hard-sell to those controlling the purse strings.