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The Filthy, Grimy, and Natural Truth: How To Prevent Slime In an Ice Machine

michaelangelo Community, Ice Machine Care, Maintenance & Cleaning, Small Business

The Filthy, Grimy, and Natural Truth: How To Prevent Slime in an Ice Machine Slime and mold growth, just like ice, is perfectly natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and rainbows in your ice machine. In fact, it could be dark, damp, and filled with bacteria.  Nobody wants a dirty ice machine. And no customers want moldy, slimy …

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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 …

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 …

The Memphis Ice Guide to Commercial Kitchen Refrigeration

savannah Refrigeration, Small Business

The Memphis Ice Guide to Commercial Kitchen RefrigerationCleanliness is next to godliness—most of the head chefs we know agree! Besides an immaculate floor for your Friday evening guests, a clean, functional, and safe kitchen behind the scenes is equally important for restaurants. High-quality refrigeration is a must for any food service, hospitality, or healthcare business of any size. Besides simply …

Boil Water Advisory: Steps To Take Now and What To Do Next

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Boil Water AdvisorySteps To Take Now and What To Do NextA Boil Water Advisory means that any product using water since the advisory was issued could be contaminated. That impacts your ice machines because ice machines use water. Keep reading to learn what you should do right now, what you can do once the advisory is lifted, and how we …

What Type of Ice is Best for Your Business Brand?

savannah Ice Machine, Small Business

What Type of Ice Machine is Best for Your Business Brand?Last week we talked about new businesses launched during 2020 who became members of our ice machine rental program. This week, we’re offering insight to those entrepreneurs and business owners who may be on the cusp of starting their own — especially restaurants. A lot of elements go into the …

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7 Reasons to Shop from a Local Ice Machine Distributor

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7 Reasons to Shop from a Local Ice Machine DistributorWhen it’s time to buy or rent an ice machine or parts, consumers have a couple of options. Online retailers reign supreme for many types of products, but they shouldn’t be the only choice. In fact, shopping from a local distributor like Memphis Ice Machine Company has many benefits that online …

3 Restaurant Trends On the Rise for 2021

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3 Restaurant Trends On the Rise for 2021The restaurant industry faced a curveball this year. With plexiglass screens, mandatory masks, required sanitary stations, and temperature checks for patrons, the dining experience made a 180 in 2020.  Looking towards the new year, many of these things are projected to stay the same. Outdoor eating, social distanced seating, curbside, and delivery options …

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4 Key Considerations When Buying Commercial Refrigeration

savannah Refrigeration, Small Business

4 Key Considerations When Buying Commercial RefrigerationIf you’re a business owner in the food industry, quality refrigeration is vital to your establishment. However, the price of refrigeration can be steep. Whether you’re buying your first piece of equipment or in need of an upgrade, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. To help you along the way, we’ve compiled …

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5 Benefits of Partnering with a Full-Service Distributor

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5 Benefits of Partnering with a Full-Service DistributorDon’t let our name fool you; although the sign on our building reads “Memphis Ice Machine,” we offer much more than just commercial and residential ice makers. Since 1977, we’ve provided services for businesses and families from southwest Kentucky all the way down to Starksville, Mississippi. Our experience over the last 20+ years …