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  • 4 Standards of Efficient Correctional Facilities Kitchen Design

    4 Standards of Efficient Correctional Facilities Kitchen Design

    Every commercial kitchen comes with its own set of unique challenges. Correctional facilities kitchen contractors have even more challenges when it comes to providing prison kitchen design that is efficient and safe for everyone. Here are a few different ideas for ensuring that a correctional facilities kitchen is as efficient as possible while also protecting   Read More »
  • The Type of Food Service Equipment Used Shapes the Future of a Restaurant

    The Type of Food Service Equipment Used Shapes the Future of a Restaurant

    Over the past 5 years and clear to 2019, the industry for commercial cooking equipment manufacturing has seen substantial growth with revenue increasing for the industry at a yearly rate of 2.2% up to $3.7 billion. What is the one influence that will continue to shape food service in the future? The food service equipment   Read More »
  • 3 Food Service Trends for Restaurant Equipment in 2020

    3 Food Service Trends for Restaurant Equipment in 2020

    It’s no secret that running a food service business isn’t easy. In 2019 alone, the restaurant industry brought in approximately $863 billion in sales. That’s a lot of food to prepare in a short amount of time. Fortunately, having the right food service equipment on hand can help your business keep up with the demand.   Read More »
  • Is Your Correctional Facilities Kitchen Able to Keep Up?

    Is Your Correctional Facilities Kitchen Able to Keep Up?

    There is a 15-item checklist that has been compiled by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in regards to regulations that must be followed so kosher meals can be “religiously certified”. This is just one example of the regulations a correctional facility must go through in order to provide food. There are actually many others that   Read More »
  • 3 Tips for School Cafeteria Design

    3 Tips for School Cafeteria Design

    Cafeteria equipment doesn’t seem like something that comes with a lot of choices — as long as the students get to eat lunch, what else is there? You may be surprised to learn that there are actually many considerations to be taken when a school kitchen designer puts together a space that is functional for   Read More »
  • How To Pick the Right Ice Machine for Your Establishment

    How To Pick the Right Ice Machine for Your Establishment

    There are a lot of things to consider in restaurant kitchen design and even more to consider in commercial kitchen equipment. Ice machines are typically a part of the equation. A restaurant equipment company can offer several different types and sizes of ice machines. Having some basic understanding of what type and size of ice   Read More »
  • What Kind of Kitchen Equipment Do You Need?

    What Kind of Kitchen Equipment Do You Need?

    Designing a commercial kitchen is a huge undertaking. There are a ton of things to consider and the kitchen equipment will make or break the space. You need to make sure that you have equipment that can handle the tasks you need to perform. But you also have to make sure you get equipment that’s   Read More »
  • The Importance of Choosing the Right School Cafeteria Equipment

    The Importance of Choosing the Right School Cafeteria Equipment

    With 4.9 billion school lunches served each year, the school cafeteria industry handles more meals than the biggest restaurant chains in the United States. When selecting school cafeteria equipment, it’s important to choose wisely. Here are some points to ponder before you select commercial kitchen equipment for your school’s cafeteria. Why the Right Equipment Is   Read More »
  • 9 Factors to Think about When You’re Designing Your Restaurant Kitchen

    9 Factors to Think about When You’re Designing Your Restaurant Kitchen

    Restaurants are big business. In 2019, the industry grossed about $863 billion. If you want to open a restaurant, one of the key considerations is your kitchen design. Here are the nine crucial factors to discuss with your commercial kitchen design team. 1. Space Efficiency and Flexibility Flexibility in your restaurant kitchen design is as   Read More »
  • What’s the Right Equipment for a Correctional Facilities Kitchen?

    What’s the Right Equipment for a Correctional Facilities Kitchen?

    There are millions of people currently incarcerated in the U.S. Every single one of those prisoners is entitled to three meals a day. That’s a lot of food coming out of a lot of kitchens. It isn’t easy to run a correctional facilities kitchen because there are always a whole lot of mouths to feed.   Read More »
  • Design Ideas for Your School Kitchen

    Design Ideas for Your School Kitchen

    School kitchen design is not only focused on the type of cafeteria equipment that’s best for the lunchroom. Foodservice equipment is only part of the story when it comes to school kitchen design. The trend for many school districts as reported by leading school kitchen design experts is how to make the student experience a   Read More »
  • 3 Signs Your Commercial Ice Machine Is On The Fritz

    3 Signs Your Commercial Ice Machine Is On The Fritz

    Commercial ice machines are a big part of food preparation and restaurant services. When your ice machine runs into trouble, it prevents you from properly serving your customers and forcing you to lose valuable sales. But how do you know if your restaurant needs a new commercial ice machine? If you’re not sure if it’s   Read More »
  • School Kitchen Design In Support of Efficiency

    School Kitchen Design In Support of Efficiency

    If there is one thing that really rises above the other things in school kitchen design it has to be an efficient design layout. School kitchens serve over 4 billion lunches alone annually. Preparing thousands of meals a day requires a finely tuned school kitchen design that is focused on efficiency. Some school districts make   Read More »
  • What You Should Consider For Your Church Kitchen Design

    What You Should Consider For Your Church Kitchen Design

    There are some key factors you’ll want to consider adding to your church kitchen design. First, you should turn to the professionals to ensure that your church kitchen design suits your congregation’s needs. A church kitchen design company has the experience to ensure that every detail is considered. They will know which restaurant equipment is   Read More »
  • Vision Magazine features Drew O’Quinn

    Vision Magazine features Drew O’Quinn

    Vision Magazine recently featured Drew O’Quinn, vice president of Thompson & Little Inc. Vision is dedicated to furthering entrepreneurialism in myriad industries, and their experience is that people grow and try new things when they are exposed to new ideas. Rather than providing a place to read about the familiar, they seek to expose business   Read More »
  • 2017 Young Lion Award

    2017 Young Lion Award

    Young Lion-Dealer Drew O’Quinn V.P. Thompson & Little Fayetteville, N.C. By Mike Sherer, Senior Contributing Editor Anyone who’s worked in, let alone run, a small business knows that you have to be able to wear a lot of different hats. For Drew O’Quinn, V.P., Thompson & Little, Fayetteville, N.C., the process of learning and earning   Read More »
  • Tips for Choosing a Commercial Fryer

    Tips for Choosing a Commercial Fryer

    Being in the market for a new fryer can come with a great deal of decision making. Below we have listed some questions to consider, key facts for the decision process, and some side notes on proper application for your fryer. Questions you should consider when in the market for a new fryer What fried   Read More »
  • The Importance of Bar Layout and Design from Krowne

    The Importance of Bar Layout and Design from Krowne

    Building stainless steel bar equipment from the ground up entirely in the U.S.A. requires a lot of people, knowledge, machinery and material. Krowne has spent nearly 68 years refining and mastering the process involved in producing underbar equipment and refrigeration that has led us to become a leader in the industry. It may seem logical   Read More »
  • Picking the Right Warewashing Machine

    Picking the Right Warewashing Machine

    When picking the right warewashing machine for your operation, here are the three main questions you should be asking before your dish machine selection is made: 1) How many pieces will each patron use? Pieces refer to the number of plates, dishes, glasses, and utensils used by each patron during their dining experience. The utensil   Read More »
  • Tips for Purchasing Hand Sinks

    Tips for Purchasing Hand Sinks

    Hand Sinks are an absolute necessary in any kitchen operation. They should be readily available and visible throughout the food service operation. Here are some helpful tips in picking out a hand sink for your operation, the location of those hand sinks, and the number of hand sinks you need. 1. Always determine what your   Read More »