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50 shades of confidence  

50 shades of confidence     Confidence is a funny thing. Nobody is born with it. Some people are lucky to have cheerleaders in their lives that make it easier to take the chances that build confidence, but everybody’s confidence quotient starts out at zero.   Have you ever seen a baby gorilla in a National Geographic documentary? He or she sticks pretty close to mama, but occasionally makes a show of confidence learned from .

Aim for the target

Aim for the target   Here’s the bottom line: What you pay attention to grows. It’s a basic concept that can have big results if you harness the power.   Let’s say you’re out with friends and you stop by a food truck for what turns out to be only o.k. falafels. You think, “My falafels are 10 times better than this. And my special sauce… I should start a food truck.”   The .

Not afraid to jump on the spring cleaning bandwagon

Not afraid to jump on the spring cleaning bandwagon   We hit a seasonal milestone – spring – and that means you’re going to see or hear  “spring cleaning” in every ad and publication in the U.S. At 24/7 Restaurant Parts we pride ourselves on being unique when it comes to customer service, but cleanliness plays a major role in restaurant operations and maintenance. We’d be remiss if we didn’t offer our own spin .

Who’s at the top of your speed dial list?

Who’s at the top of your speed dial list?   Mother Nature has not been kind to the food service industry lately. Sub-zero temperatures, freezing, thawing and flooding have caused frozen pipes, sewer back-ups and forced closures. Lost time, revenue and staff (“I’m not going out in this weather!”) are at the top of restaurant owners’ and managers’ headache list.   Plenty of service technicians have been in the thick of the weather drama .

The commercial kitchen sleeping potion

The commercial kitchen sleeping potion     There’s plenty to keep us awake these days but not much to send us off to dreamland. The answer might lie in something called white papers. These are reports that promise the same things your favorite television news program does: Authoritative, complex issues, informative… and certain to help you drift off to sleep.   White papers are frequently put out by organizations that want to offer value .

The heart of your business #FoodisLove

The heart of your business #FoodisLove   We’re coming up on Valentine’s Day and for many food service businesses, that means packed houses as couples express their love through food. There’s nothing wrong with equating hearts and adoration with increased revenue, but since 24/7 Restaurant Parts business is keeping your commercial kitchen running, we’d like to suggest that the heart of any food service business is its kitchen.   Think about it – if .

What food service owners can learn from Super Bowl commercials

What food service owners can learn from Super Bowl commercials   Shockingly, not everyone watches the Super Bowl for the football. There are people who find their entertainment – no, not by halftime wardrobe malfunctions, Bruno Mars channeling Michael Jackson and James Brown or the past-middle-age belly of the Who’s Pete Townshend – in the commercials.   If you’re ready to up your game, consider taking a page or two from the Super Bowl .

In 2018 I will…

  In 2018 I will…   A whopping 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail within three months of January 1, according to the Huffington Post. There’s a lot of finger pointing when it comes to reasons why; biting off more than you can chew, unreasonable goals and lack of a plan are the biggest culprits.   For food industry owners and managers, the statistics aren’t much different, but the reasons why are unique. .

Is 2018 the year of the home meal service?

Is 2018 the year of the home meal service?   Hindsight is 20/20. The fantasy of many stock market investors is to know what they know now, travel back in time to initial stock offerings and get in early on stocks like Microsoft or Google.   What will the restaurant owners of 2018 wish they knew ahead of time? According to Food & Wine, it’s that home meal services are stealing restaurant’s market share. .

Grease is the word: Grease traps and a food service myth

Grease is the word: Grease traps and a food service myth   Any lover of mysteries knows that plots unwind slowly and include twists. Just when the actual killer thought she or he had gotten away with murder, Lt. Columbo (or Sherlock Holmes, Stephanie Plum, insert your favorite Netflix crime solver here) would introduce a new fact that resulted in more than one gasp – on screen and in your living room.   24/7 Restaurant .