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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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10 Common Foods You Should NEVER Store in the Fridge (and Why Restaurants Don’t Refrigerate Ketchup)

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10 Common Foods You Should NEVER Store In The Fridge (and Why Restaurants Don’t Refrigerate Ketchup)Cold storage is essential for our way of life, most foods, and our limited kitchen space. However, refrigerating some products are best stored on the counter or in the pantry, and refrigeration can lead to less than desirable results. It’s easy to know what you …

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Beat The Memphis Heat with the Best Summer Drinks and Coolest Ice in the MidSouth

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Beat the Memphis Heat with the Best Summer Drinks and Coolest Ice in the MidSouthThe MidSouth heat can be unrelenting. That’s why you need some crystal clear ice to keep your refreshments and spirits nice and cold. And what better way to celebrate the heat waves of August than with the best summer drinks?  But this week’s blog post offers …

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Ask the Experts: Should I Rent or Buy an Ice Machine?

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Ask the Experts: Should I Rent or Buy an Ice Machine?At Memphis Ice, we know how important ice machines are to your business. You deserve a clear, expert explanation of the differences between renting and buying your ice machine. That’s why we’ve compiled this blog to help you decide whether renting or buying is right for you!  This isn’t an …

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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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Ice-O-Matic Product Update: Meet Your New Favorite Ice Machine

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Ice-O-Matic Product Update: Meet your New favorite ice machine“Ice. Pure and Simple.”  Since the 1960s, that’s been Ice-O-Matic’s slogan, and to be honest, we couldn’t have said it better. Quality and consistency have always been at the foundation of Ice-O-Matic’s products, which is why we’ve been a proud partner and preferred servicing agent since the ‘80s. Today, we’re excited to …

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Buck the Coffee Shop: 5 Iced Coffee Drinks to Make at Home

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Buck the Coffee Shop: 5 Iced Coffee Drinks to Make at Home Iced coffee—nature’s one-hour energy! Joe’s versatile beverage percolates us through meetings, baseball games, and the spring cleaning you really don’t want to do. Folks, we wrote it last week: it’s time to clean those crannies you’ve missed all winter long! Your business and customers will thank you.  We …

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Food Service: Should You Rent or Buy an Ice Maker?

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FOOD SERVICE: SHOULD YOU RENT OR BUYAN ICE MACHINE?What do ice makers and dishwashers have in common? Usually businesses only have one of each. And because of this, many businesses choose to rent vs. own these pieces of equipment. Today we’re going to talk a little more about this and answer the question: Should you rent or buy an ice maker? If you’re …