Monthly Archives: August 2019
When was the last time that you seriously looked at conveyor ovens?
This technology is surging now due to a confluence of factors.
Rising labor costs in foodservice have taken center stage as a major issue. Technologies that mitigate its impact are being adopted with increasing frequency. Conveyors reduce the necessity for skilled employees.
Electric is in. Seen as sustainable, convenient, and safe, its popularity is rising. Conveyors are available in electric or gas.
Detroit style pizza is a thing. Deep-dish, crusty-cheese-crusted and square, it is appearing on more and more menus (yes, even in Manhattan).
Non-traditional locations are ideal spots for conveyors, either ventless or vented. Their unique footprint and utility requirements make them naturals for sports venues, kiosks, B&I, transport hubs and others.
We represent several leading brands of conveyor ovens.
If you’re really on the move, check out our conveyor dishwashers, toasters, tray make-up, and soiled tray collector conveyors as well!
People Who Feed People
People who feed people are the luckiest people in the world!
It is truly a privilege to be part of the industry that is responsible for the nourishment of the human population of the planet.
Foodservice will continue to grow and thrive, even (or especially) as the methodologies and technologies of food delivery systems are disrupted. We are bullish on its health.
Not being exempt from the forces that are shaping post-modern life, foodservice is undergoing massive growing pains, the likes of which have not been witnessed in generations.
The captain has turned on the fasten-your-seatbelts sign, as their is certainly still turbulence ahead.
Ultimately, as the saying goes “people will always need to eat” and supplying the means to that end will continue to be our mission.
| The Classic Diner…is back!|
Modern diners are popping up all over, and putting a new spin on an old classic. Patterned after their no-nonsense predecessors, it seems that everyone wants a piece of this kind of food and restaurant. Let ITI help you fit the theme with classic dinnerware patterns.
“Taking core menu staples — particularly breakfast — and refreshing them for a new generation is a common theme for diners opening up today..”
–June 2019, Restaurant Hospitality
“Nostalgic treats are re-emerging. Comfort food-type desserts invoke a sense of nostalgia, which can be good for sales, as nearly half of consumers (46%) say they enjoy many of the same desserts they ate as a child.” — 2017, Dessert Consumer Trend Report,Technomic
“Brass and chrome are making a comeback as furniture accents in restaurants this year. Everything from countertops, tables and stools are featuring these metals to give their eatery a retro look. These metal touches go well with the other retro trend that is impacting flooring: linoleum instead of wood or concrete. Not only is it cheaper than other materials, but it’s very easy to install and maintain. Last but not least, neon signs are popping up on walls as decorations.” —2018, Modern Restaurant Management
|32 Strange Things to get your mind off price increases: |
1. A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
2. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
3. The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
4. A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
5. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
6. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.
7. A 2 X 4 is really 1-1/2″ by 3-1/2″.
8. During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance (and Heston’s wearing a watch).
9. On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily! (That explains a few mysteries… .)
10. Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
11. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
12. The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564, 000.
13. There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
14. The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never a recorded Wendy before.
15. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
16. If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death. (Who was the sadist who discovered this??)
17. Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves. That’s the opposite of the norm.
18. The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’ s “Born in the USA.”
19 The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
20. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
21. The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
22. Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
23. By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you cannot sink into quicksand.
24. Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.
25. Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
26. Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
27. Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
28. An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than three steps backwards while dancing!
29. The glue on Israeli postage is certified kosher.
30. The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.
31. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
32. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave!