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Learn the Common Food Service Lingo Used in Kitchens Across America: Why Do Restaurants Say 86, Cupcaking? (And Other Curious Etymology)

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Learn the Common Foodservice Lingo Used in Kitchens Across America: Why Do Restaurants Say 86, Cupcaking? (And Other Curious Etymology) Learn something new every day. Why do restaurants say 86? Restaurant workers say 86, or 86’d, because a menu item is no longer available. The idea here is this: rather than saying something is out of stock and cannot be …

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Everest Slides to Safety with Built-in Glass Door Merchandiser Locks

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Everest Slides to Safety with Built-in Glass Door Merchandiser Locks Besides keeping ice machines cold, your business bustling, and the drinks pouring, we care about our product’s safety and security—yes, even for refrigeration equipment! Lucky for you, Everest is ahead of the game. If you have a customer-facing sliding merchandiser, you can make it much more secure with a built-in …

Nutrition Clubs’ Best Kept Secret: The Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine

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Nutrition Clubs’ Best Kept Secret: The Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice MachineVeganism. Plant-based alternatives. Sustainable choices. There are a vast amount of new trends on the horizon in 2021 for the food and beverage industry. Among those trends is the desire for healthier, more nutritious drinks. Healthy alternatives to fast food smoothies have spiked all across the nation. The Midsouth is no …

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The New Bar Standard: Why Ice-O-Matic’s New UCG Machine is Essential for 2022

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The New Bar Standard: Why Ice-O-Matic’s New UCG Machine is an Essential in 2022If you’ve been following along with our blog posts, chances are you’ve seen one of our recent blog posts about everyone’s new favorite ice machine: the UCG Undercounter Ice Maker. This clean, compact product is the latest piece of equipment from our partner, Ice-O-Matic. To call it …

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Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Drinks for Valentine’s Day

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Pearl Ice Perfections:4 Drinks for Valentine’s DayValentine’s Day is right around the corner! What’s that mean? Valentine’s Day creations to wow your sweetheart. If you have an Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice ice machine (or let’s be honest — just enjoy a festive cocktail), this list is for you. From martinis to granitas, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t already have …

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New Memphis Businesses Launched in 2020

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3 New Small BusinessesOur Ice Machine Rental Program Helped Launch in 20202020 was a hard year. COVID-19 hurt industries across the country and that included foodservice. With stay-at-home orders, limitations, and endless pivots to stay afloat, much of the restaurants we love and frequent have struggled. That is why we are so honored and proud to have helped these small …

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Small Commercial Ice Machines 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Small Commercial Ice Machines 101Everything You Need to KnowWhile most restaurants need a commercial ice machine, not all restaurants and bars need a big commercial ice machine. In fact, smaller establishments can often use machines that produce less than 400 pounds and still run perfectly smoothly. There are a few different options for small commercial ice machines that businesses of …

Sweet Treats for Winter

Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Sweet Treats for Winter

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4 Pearl Ice Perfections:Winter Flavors EditionAs we creep into December and cold weather slowly makes its ways into the South, it’s time to start thinking about the amazing drinks we can sip while we’re getting warm next to the fire! Many of these beverages pair perfectly with the Ice-O-Matic pearl ice machine. Ice-O-Matic’s Pearl ice is a game-changer for your …

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Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Fall Flavors for the Season

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4 Pearl Ice Perfections:Fall Flavors EditionIt’s finally that time of the year when the leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and we’re swapping out our summertime sangria for sweet ciders. You might be the type of person to prefer hot chocolate or tea during these upcoming months and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for those wanting …

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4 Reasons Why You Need an Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine at Home

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4 Reasons WhyYou Need an Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine at HomePearl ice. Nugget ice. Pebble ice. Whatever you want to call it (for our partner Ice-O-Matic, it’s Pearl Ice®), there’s no denying that having one of these machines at your home comes with a plethora of benefits. From its perfectly chewable texture that goes easy on your teeth, to its …