Cinema dining is becoming more and more prevelant in theaters across the globe. As customers crave more experiential entertainment options, cinemas have no choice but to expand into the foodservice realm. If you’re not yet thinking about food service, or perhaps you’ve thought about it but aren’t sure where to start, this blog is for you. Today...Details
Another year of the National Restaurant Show has come and gone. Did you make it out to Chicago for this year’s NRA show? If you missed it, the good news is that I attended and I’m a copious note taker! So today, let’s talk about one of the biggest reoccurring topics at the show: generational influences on the restaurant industry and foodservice...Details
There are few things in this world that are fun, safe AND reasonably priced for children to enjoy. Sure they could just go outside and use their imagination, but we both know that Generation Z isn’t going to put down their iPhone for just their imagination and some sunshine. Which is probably why we’ve recently seen a resurgence in the family...Details
Breakfast has long been touted as the most important meal of the day, and whether your #teambreakfast or #teambrunch, it’s hard to miss breakfast as a huge profit maker for the convenience channel. In CSP’s 2016 The Business of Food report, 62% of consumers reported purchasing prepared food from a cstore, this is a 10 point increase from last...Details
Since its creation, AutoFry has been pushing the envelope on kitchen innovation. From its automated frying process to the built in ANSUL fire suppression system, AutoFry has always led the charge when it comes to ventless frying. Ten years ago we released a new and unique feature on our AutoFryers called Simpifry™ technology and it’s been...Details
The weather is getting warmer, birds are returning from their voyage down south, and new buds are forming on trees - all this can only mean one thing: Spring has arrived! The season of new growth is upon us and now is the perfect time to announce our Spring Cleaning Sale on our AutoFry Webstore.
For a very limited time select cleaners have...Details
This week, two of my favorite things came together in Las Vegas for their respective annual trade shows: Movies and Pizza. Really, a match made in heaven, these two industries are both evolving in many ways.
At CinemaCon, owners and operators are finding in-theater dining to be the next big profit maker. And at the International Pizza Expo,...Details
Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey. We’ve all heard this nursery rhyme and yet few have stopped to ask what the heck Miss Muffet was eating. Today, we ditch the whey to talk cheese curds, as we introduce our newest MultiChef and AutoFry rebate partner, Curdtown!
We met Curdtown last year at IAAPA and instantly...Details
It can be tough to churn a profit as a movie theater. Streaming services like Netflix and movies on demand are keeping people from leaving home. Even when you do get customers through the door, profit margins on ticket sales are razor thin.
For most cinemas, concessions are a vital component of the theatre business that helps supplement and...Details
Think back to ten years ago, when Convenience Store foodservice was an idea that many would scoff at. Who would ever consider purchasing food from a gas station as a viable solution for lunch? Fast forward to today and convenience store foodservice is one of the fastest growing segments of the c-store industry.
Foodservice accounted for 21%...Details