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ServSafe Program Now Offering eCertificates

The National Restaurant Association now offers complimentary eCertificates for its ServSafe suite of training products, including ServSafe Manager, Food Handler, Allergens and Alcohol. 

YUM! Brands Investing $185M in KFC, Casual Dining Improving, and Much More

The NRA says their performance index drifted lower in March. Sysco reported sales and gross profit rose in the last quarter. NPD sees casual restaurant situation improving. YUM! Brands will spend $185 million on KFC including new equipment. These stories and a whole lot more in This Week In Foodservice.

The New Fast-Casual Chef: Moving From Full Service to Limited Service

The continuing popularity of fast-casual concepts keeps drawing the attention of some of the fine-dining segment’s biggest names. But designing and equipping a fast-casual restaurant can differ greatly from developing a fine-dining concept, as one design consultant and chef point out.

From GCs to BTUs, Proper Equipment Installation is Worth Your Attention

Commercial kitchens can easily run in the tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. With that sort of outlay, operators spend long hours working with design consultants and dealers to specify equipment that best fits their budget and their needs.

When to Replace: Combi Ovens

Gas and electric combi ovens cook using hot air and/or steam and can be versatile workhorses in commercial kitchens.

When to Replace: Ventilation Systems

Components of commercial kitchen ventilation equipment include hoods, fire systems, pollution control units, grease extraction devices, controls, exhaust and make-up air systems.

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