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Five Ideas to Throw the Best Tailgate in the MidSouth

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Five Ideas to Throw the Best Tailgate in the MidSouth The kids have been back in school for some time. You step outside in the morning and feel the crisp cool air. You can even take a nice walk without melting! That means Fall is on the horizon here in the MidSouth, and with the changing leaves comes the perfect …

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Your Refrigerator’s Ice Machine: Ten Steps To Clean Your Ice Maker and Water Dispenser

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Your Refrigerator’s Ice Machine: Ten Steps to Clean Your Ice Maker and Water Dispenser When’s the last time you thoroughly inspected and cleaned your refrigerator? Our money’s on a while. Most people never think to check the cleanliness of fridges and freezers. They’re cold! How nasty could they be?  Well, it turns out, it can get pretty nasty. But that’s …

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

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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 …

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Ask the Experts: Why Are My Ice Cubes Smaller Than Normal?

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Ask The Experts: Why Are My Ice Cubes Smaller Than Normal?For us ice machine aficionados, it doesn’t get much worse than a powerful machine churning out small, hollow cubes. They shatter upon impact. They melt instantly. And they don’t do a darn thing for drinks, your customers, or your business. Thankfully, this common problem has a handful of easy fixes. …

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Ask the Experts: Why Isn’t My Ice Machine Producing as Much Ice as It Normally Does?

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Ask The Experts: Why Isn’t My Ice Machine Producing As Much Ice As It Normally Does?It’s almost 6 o’clock, reservations are booked to the brim, and you can feel the night’s rush beginning to simmer. Behind the scenes, your ice machine is grinding away at a sluggish pace, not producing nearly enough ice to meet your needs for the evening. …

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Why NOW is the Time to Clean Your Ice Machine

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WHY NOW IS THE TIMETO CLEAN YOUR ICE MACHINEWhen was the last time you cleaned your ice machine? If you can’t remember—it’s definitely time! The reality is—if your ice machine hasn’t been cleaned within the past year, it’s overdue. Yearly cleanings are recommended at the minimum—though some customers prefer to clean their machines every 6 or 3 months depending on …