Customer Spotlight

Helping our customers succeed is why we’re in business. Read about some of customers and the cool things they’re doing!

Seattle

Best Seattle Restaurants for March Madness (or anytime!)

Seattle is one of the greatest cities in the country. Seattle has a phenomenal natural landscape and views, contemporary architecture (including Frank Gehry’s stunning EMP at the Seattle Center), famed Pike Place Market and top notch restaurants. The foodie scene is Seattle is abundant and pervasive. This year some of the second and third rounds […]

easy ice, super bowl, Phoenix Open

Where to Eat in Phoenix

Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis and home to favorite professional sports teams, MBL’s Diamondbacks and NBA’s Suns as well as minor league baseball and roller derby. Students, families, snow-birds and retirees populate Phoenix and surrounding areas like Glendale and swanky resort town, Scottsdale. Phoenix is always a busy place, but during the last week of […]

Breakfast at Kailyn's Diner

Kailyn’s Diner: Treating Customers Like Family

Robert Polk and his wife, Carolyn, opened Kailyn’s Kitchen, now Kailyn’s Diner, a year ago in Las Vegas. Even with Robert’s 25 years experience in restaurants, the first 6 months were tough. Kailyn’s Diner is a small restaurant off The Strip known for their incredible breakfast creations. Although their Yelp reviews were through the roof […]

food trucks, ice machines

USA Mobile Commissary: Food Trucks Empower Entrepreneurs

Food trucks are popping up all over the country and consumers love them! From Miami to Los Angeles, Philadelphia to Sacramento, America’s appetite for inventive mobile food is growing.  The food truck business has quadrupled in only 4 years. Gary Koppelman is on the cusp of this trend as editor of Mobile Food News and […]

Restaurants, Elvis Bencomo, Albuquerque

Passion is Main Ingredient for Pasion Latin Fusion’s Success

Elvis Bencomo, owner and chef of Pasion Latin Fusion in Albuquerque, is on a mission: to make Pasion Latin Fusion the most successful restaurant ever helped by Robert Irvine on Restaurant:Impossible. I think Elvis and his wife (co-owner), Monica, will achieve their goal.  Restaurant sales are up 30% and they are launching a food truck […]

NYC, restaurants, celebrity chefs

landmarc: Easy, Breezy Bistro Remains Hot

landmarc, celebrity Chef Marc Murphy’s renowned New York City restaurant, just celebrated their tenth anniversary at the original Tribeca location. With the success and popularity of landmarc’s flagship eatery, the Columbus Circle location opened a few years later. To learn more about landmarc’s ascendency in the competitive NYC market, we reached out to their Wine […]

yabos tacos is expanding.

Yabos Tacos: Americana Flavors in a Taco Shell

Yabos Tacos is blowing away the competition in Ohio.  With 3 locations and others in the works, Yabos Tacos is changing the face of sports bars and fast casuals with their fresh, fun and healthy offerings. Stellar management and a robust business plan has propelled Yabos Tacos to success and into our Customer Spotlight.  Scott […]

Monjuni's Italian Cafe

Recipe for Success: Don’t Carry Debt and Don’t Own an Ice Machine!

Opening a restaurant after retirement isn’t always a good idea, but with smart decisions and zero debt Dennis Bratton has a success on his hands.  Dennis, owner of Monjuni’s Italian Cafe in Monroe, LA, shared his recipe for success with Marketing Iceologist, Heidi. The Iceologist:  Thanks for taking the time to tell us about Monjuni’s […]

Amy and Michael Barker - Owners of Magnolia Kitchen in Flora, MS

Magnolia Kitchen: An American Success Story

Michael and Amy Barker embarked on an adventure when they bought a restaurant last year and renamed it, Magnolia Kitchcen.  By making smart decisions, the Barker’s have an American success story on their hands! Honoring past traditions while updating the menu and decor, Magnolia Kitchen has become a favorite in the Flora Mississippi area.  Amy […]

McDonald's franchisee, Marty Washington, trusts his ice needs to Easy Ice

McDonald’s Franchisee Trusts His Ice to Easy Ice

Franchised fast food restaurants, like McDonald’s, depend on a steady supply of ice.  You can’t serve sodas, tea or blended drinks without plenty of fresh, clean ice on hand. The Iceologist sat down with Marty Washington, McDonald’s franchisee and self-confessed ice skeptic, about what it takes to run a successful franchise business and what ice …