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Buying Guides and Advice

Why Should I Buy a Combi Oven?

Published On: March 18th, 2024

If you're looking for a multi-functional oven that allows you to save valuable space in your kitchen, a combi oven may be the right choice for your commercial kitchen.


Elevate Your Summer Events with Concession Equipment

Published On: March 4th, 2024

Welcome to the ultimate destination for all your concession equipment needs! Whether you're gearing up for a bustling carnival, a blockbuster movie night, or a sports event extravaganza, our top-of-the-line concession equipment is here to make your concession stand offerings irresistible.


How to Make the Best Cotton Candy

Published On: February 19th, 2024

Whether you’re hosting a grand opening celebration, an employee appreciation party, or just celebrating your customers, offering cotton candy is a great way to bring the fun to any event.


The Ultimate Catering Equipment Checklist

Published On: February 11th, 2024

Preparing for an off-premise event can be daunting. As the demand for catered events grows, the necessity for a well-prepared catering company does too.


How to Make the Best Popcorn in a Commercial Popcorn Maker

Published On: January 8th, 2024

Popcorn, the timeless snack loved by people of all ages, holds a special place in the hearts (and stomachs) of many. While popping a bag in the microwave is convenient, there's something truly magical about freshly popped popcorn from a commercial popcorn popper.


Find the Right Commercial Charbroiler for Your Business

Published On: December 11th, 2023

Any foodservice operation that wants to offer grilled menu items with a distinctive flavor and appearance can benefit from investing in a commercial charbroiler.


Product Knowledge

The Crispy Revolution

How the CIBO+ Oven is Transforming Quick Service Dining

Published On: January 29th, 2024

Picture the scene: a bustling coffee shop on a crisp morning, or a university cafeteria brimming with hungry students. The air is filled with the scent of fresh coffee and the sound of lively chatter. In such vibrant hubs of activity, the demand for quick, delicious, and perfectly crisped food is relentless.


Growing Your Business

How to Get More Positive Reviews for Your Restaurant

Published On: February 26th, 2024

Are you tuning into what customers are saying about your restaurant on platforms like OpenTable, Google, or Yelp? Online reviews can make or break your business — with 94% of potential customers consulting them before trying out a new spot.


How to Boost Sales with Milkshake and Slushy Drink Specials

Published On: January 15th, 2024

Introducing milkshakes and slushy drinks to your menu can be a lucrative opportunity to increase profits, especially during warmer months or in locations with high foot traffic. The Culitrade team shares strategies to help you maximize profitability with these popular beverages.


Safety and Best Practices

How to Maintain a Clean Bar Area

Published On: April 15th, 2024

Operating a successful bar is often the pathway to profit for restaurants. In addition to accounting for roughly 25% of sales on average, alcoholic beverages often increase food sales.


How to Master Storage Organization in Your Commercial Kitchen

Published On: March 25th, 2024

"Show me the money!" This iconic catchphrase captures the thrill of realizing untapped potential. In a commercial kitchen, your profits may not be hidden in plain sight, but rather tucked away within your storage areas.


Wondering How Long You Can Sell a Hot Dog?

Published On: January 22nd, 2024

The duration for which you can sell hot dogs depends on various factors, including local regulations, food safety standards, and the conditions in which the hot dogs are stored and served. Here are some general guidelines to consider:


Maximize Efficiency with Top Bar Supplies

Mastering Cleanliness in Your Bar Area

Published On: December 18th, 2023

Boost your bar's appeal and profits with essential bar supplies. Dive into our comprehensive guide for maintaining a spotless bar area and find the perfect tools for success.


Seasonal Trends and Tips

How to Run a Successful Concession Stand

Published On: April 8th, 2024

Some of childhood's greatest moments are made huddled around a concession stand, can of Hawaiian punch in one hand and a hot dog in the other (Chicago style, of course!).


Cinco de Mayo: Planning Your Restaurant's Fiesta

Published On: April 1st, 2024

As restaurants bounce back and adapt to a post-pandemic world, Cinco de Mayo remains a significant occasion, with patrons eagerly anticipating the chance to celebrate with authentic Mexican cuisine and festive drinks.


Mother's Day Brunch Ideas to Celebrate the Special Day

Published On: March 11th, 2024

It has been said that of all the gifts life has to offer, a loving mother is the greatest of them all. Here at Culitrade, we tend to agree!


The Top 5 Best Frozen Cocktails for Large Groups

Published On: February 5th, 2024

Creating delicious boozy frozen drinks on a commercial scale requires recipes that are not only flavorful but also scalable and efficient to prepare. You can either use a frozen drink machine or a high powered commercial blender.


Revitalize Your Menu with Mocktails

A Dry January Special

Published On: January 1st, 2024

As we embrace the new year, January brings a unique trend that's catching on in the foodservice industry: Dry January. This month, many patrons opt to skip alcoholic beverages, presenting a perfect opportunity for restaurant owners and operators to diversify their menu with mocktails.


Score Big with Game Day Promotions and Party Ideas for Your Restaurant

Published On: December 4th, 2023

Football season is in full swing, and it's the perfect time for your restaurant to capture the excitement of NFL game days. With nearly 38% of Americans naming football as their favorite sport, Sundays offer a golden opportunity to boost sales and create memorable experiences for your patrons.