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.

2016 Blue Flame Product of the Year

2016 Blue Flame Product of the Year

GFEN BLUE FLAME AWARD WINNER2016 Product of the Year – FilterQuick™ Frymaster Fryer Model FQG30U The Energy Solutions Center (ESC) is pleased to announce that its Gas Foodservice Equipment Network Consortium (GFEN), dedicated to bringing new gas solutions to the...
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.

Filtering Fryer Fat For Increased Profitability

In prior issues, we’ve reviewed equipment test protocols and how operators can evaluate and incorporate those results to enhance their operation and improve their bottom line. This month we’ll focus on the merits of proper fryer oil filtration and how it affects product hedonics, production and bottom-line profits!

Blue Flame Technology Gives You More For less

The statement, cooking with gas, has long been a coined phrase with an intended meaning that all is right, you’ve done well, that’s the way it should be, etc. In today’s foodservice industry, that statement could not be more true! In a study conducted by an independent agency, 97% of chefs said that they preferred to cook with gas as an energy source. They preferred the precise control and speed that only gas can typically provide. With that in mind, is it any wonder that Gas is America’s Favorite Cook?

Real Cost Of Washing Dishes

In some of my previous articles we’ve discussed cooking equipment performance and how to select the best equipment for your foodservice operation. Now we’ll go to the very back-of-the-house and investigate the ins and outs of an often taken for granted but most critical step when it comes to serving your product to your customers – your warewashing process.

New Test Strikes Oil – Why Filtering Fryer Oil is Good for the Bottom Line

New Test Strikes Oil – Why Filtering Fryer Oil is Good for the Bottom Line

The most recent client to conduct an equipment cook test at the Piedmont Natural Gas Cooking Technology Center in Charlotte was a prominent national quick service chain headquartered in the Southeast. Since their primary product is produced by frying, they elected to evaluate their current brand fryer against some of the other popular and well-respected brands available on the market today.

Belshaw Adamatic Oven-2020 Rack Oven

Belshaw Adamatic Oven-2020 Rack Oven

The Energy Solutions Center (ESC) is pleased to announce that its Gas Foodservice Equipment Network Consortium (GFEN), dedicated to bringing new gas solutions to the restaurant and foodservice industry, has selected the Belshaw Adamatic Oven-2020 Rack Oven to receive the 2019 Blue Flame Product of the Year Award.