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Information About Hamburgers (and How to Make them Better)

By Pro-Pacific / Oct 12, 2017
Burgers are America's most famous food. And though there are as many different origin stories as there are claims on the "best" burger, some of the statistics about hamburgers in the United States are mind blowing....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Hamburgers, Burgers, countertop cooking, griddle, Portland, Eugene

[Case Study] How a Globe Combo Grill Can Help Make the Perfect Panini

By Pro-Pacific / Sep 26, 2017
  Restaurants all across the country and all around the Pacific Northwest would love for new ways to expand menu offerings and grow sales. For an Ohio coffee shop called Warehouse 4, they did just that with countertop cooking....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Globe, panini press, panini, Globe Deluxe Combo Grill

Why Water Purification Is So Important in Foodservice

By Pro-Pacific / Aug 29, 2017
  Water filtration is an often-overlooked aspect of foodservice equipment. The reality is, however, it shouldn’t be. With our new line, OptiPure, you no longer need to overlook water filtration in your commercial kitchen. Here are some reasons why water filtration is so important to foodservice....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Restaurants, Oregon, Washington, coffee, combi-ovens, steamers, ice machines, water purification, optipure

Introducing the Glassware for Every Type of Foodservice Operation

By Pro-Pacific / Jul 18, 2017
Glassware is an essential component to a complete tabletop presentation. The first thing guests order are drinks, right? So why shouldn’t exceptional glassware nail that first impression your foodservice or hospitality operation is trying to create....
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Beer, tabletop, glassware, hospitality glass brands, wine

How the Alto-Shaam Vector Oven Can Save You Time and Money

By Pro-Pacific / Jul 05, 2017
In foodservice, sometimes quality can be sacrificed for time. But what if you could get the same results, in a shorter period of time, while maintaining the integrity of your food? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? With the Vector Oven from Alto-Shaam, it doesn’t have to be....
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Topics: Convection Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Pacific Northwest, vector, menus, ovens

What Bar and Beverage Trends Mean for Operators

By Pro-Pacific / Jun 20, 2017
Recent reports from the U.S Department of Labor expect the number of bartenders to grow by 10 percent from 2014 to 2024. At the same time, despite a slow in rate, the craft beer movement is continuing to grow according to a Brewer's Association report at the recent Craft Brewer's Conference. These ...
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Topics: Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Washington, Norlake, US Department of Labor, Beer, Kegs, Brewers Association, Craft Brewers Conference

How the Alto-Shaam Vector Oven is Changing Cooking in the Pacific Northwest

By Pro-Pacific / May 24, 2017
In foodservice, time is money. Operators, chefs, and staff look for every opportunity to save time cooking, while maintaining a high-quality that their customers and guest come to expect from every dish. Efficiency is often one of the biggest challenges faced in foodservice, and now there’s a piece ...
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Topics: Convection Ovens, Alto-Shaam, Pacific Northwest, vector, menus, ovens

A Quick Look at the Benefits of Champion's PRO Series Commercial Warewashing Systems

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 11, 2017
Earlier this year at the NAFEM Show, Champion Industries unveiled a brand new series of commercial warewashers that provide easier control for foodservice operators. While the machines themselves are easy to use, the benefits of Champion's PRO Series require a little explanation. Let's take a quick ...
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Topics: Champion Dishwashing, Pacific Northwest, Warewashing, Commercial Dishwashing, Rack Conveyor, Ventless, NAFEM Show

4 Reasons Why Your Food Slicer Isn't Cutting It

By Pro-Pacific / Apr 05, 2017
  For a customer, there’s nothing more disappointing than going to the grocery store and ordering their favorite deli meat, to only instead getting a pound of thick, uneven meat in return. So many delis, grocery stores and restaurants in the Pacific Northwest rely on a food slicer, and yet, too ...
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Topics: Delis, Pacific Northwest, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, Oregon, Washington, Globe, slicer, food slicer

The Benefits of Electronic Controls in a Commercial Kitchen

By Pro-Pacific / Mar 07, 2017
  Consistency is key. If there is one thing that every Pacific Northwest foodservice operation strives for, it’s delivering a consistent product again and again. Certain variables in the kitchen often affect the dependable output of menu items such as shift changes and equipment performance. But ...
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Topics: Unified Brands, Pacific Northwest, Groen, Braising Pans, Grocery Stores, Oregon, K-12 Schools, Washington, Food Waste, Healthcare, Colleges and Universities, steam jacketed kettles

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