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restaurants, food safety, salmonella, E Coli, norovirus, supply chain, sanitation, safe food temperatures

Chipotle’s Food Safety Crisis: 5 Lessons for Restaurants

When customers leave your restaurant, you want them talking about your amazing food and service… not driving the porcelain bus! Chipotle knows about this far too well. Mild to violent gastrointestinal distress from E Coli, Salmonella or norovirus leaves more than a bad taste in your customers’ mouths. Foodborne illness is Not a recipe for […]

National Restaurant Assoc, ProStart, Competition, Disneyland

Future Culinary Stars Compete in ProStart Invitational

The weekend of April 18-20, 2015, 400 aspiring culinary industry professionals will descend upon the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, to participate in National Pro-Start Invitational (NPSI). ProStart is a two year culinary and management curriculum operated by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation (NRAEF) in partnership with 48 state restaurant associations (SRAs), as well […]

AllergyEats, Restaurants

Food Allergies: Must-Knows for Health and Profits

Approximately 12 million people in the U.S. have food allergies — that’s more than 1 in 25 of us! 8% of kids have food allergies, some of which they will outgrow. But adult onset of food allergies is becoming more common. When a family member has a food allergy, whether mild or severe, dining at […]

immigration, temporary workers

Foreign Workers, Immigration Status in Hospitality Industry

The immigration raids involving Chipotle for two years beginning 2010 is all too familiar to those in the hospitality business.  As a result of the investigation, Chipotle fired 450 workers in Minnesota after being unable to confirm the validity of their work documents.  Many other hospitality businesses have been the target of immigration-related investigations since […]

childhood hunger, charity, philanthropy, ice

Easy Ice Teams with Share Our Strength to End Childhood Hunger

Easy Ice announced today that they are a local sponsor of Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® events in Washington, DC, New York City, Miami and Baltimore. One hundred percent of proceeds from the events benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Easy Ice, the only ice […]

commercial ice machines

Cost of the Ice Maker is On Us – Get a Free Month with Each Referral

Easy Ice customers are often relieved (sometimes downright excited!) to have discovered the benefits of not owning an ice machine. Our customers are pleasantly surprised when calculating their cost of ice maker. And to sweeten the deal, you can earn a FREE month of service by referring a new customer to Easy Ice. For every referral who becomes an […]

more financing for ice machine subscriptions

Easy Ice Raises $20 Million in Growth Financing

Easy Ice today announced that they have secured $20 million in financing to support company growth in 2014. The bulk of the funding was provided by Saratoga Investment Corp., an investment firm in NY, while the remaining amount was contributed by private investors.  Saratoga invested a total of $12 million in Easy Ice, citing the […]

Chef Robert Irvine and Easy Ice team up to help Hurricane Sandy firefighters

Robert Irvine and Easy Ice Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims 1 Year Later

Long Beach Island was one of the hardest hit areas of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation and Ship Bottom saw 46% of the city’s structures damaged, including the firehouse.  It’s been a year since the storm ravaged the New Jersey coastline and cleanup is ongoing.  Recently, Chef Robert Irvine engaged in a remodel of the volunteer firehouse […]

foodservice advice contest

And the Winners are…

Choosing the winners for Easy Ice’s Experts Express! contest wasn’t easy.  So many of your submissions have advice that is spot-on for hospitality leaders. Entrants touched on topics that I hammer home every week on Restaurant: Impossible: updating menus, knowing your customers, hiring the right people, budgeting, decor and food safety.  It was a difficult […]

square ice cube

It’s Cool to be Square!

Solid, square ice cubes have been gaining popularity with mixologists and their customers over the past few years.  Classic cocktails, especially brown spirits, are making a comeback in bars across the country. The simplicity of these old standards rely on maintaining the deep, smokey flavors of the liquor.  When the ice melts too quickly, the […]