Great deals for the Month of September! Low prices on food safety items, chafers, and sheet pans!Read More
Becoming a Baconnoisseur: Types of Bacom, Prep Methods, and Tasty Tips To celebrate National Bacon Day on September 5th, we’ve compiled all of the essential facts you need to know about bacon! Enjoy.Read More
Labor Day Weekend Hotel Essentials Labor Day is the last major travel opportunity of the summer, which means it’s time to get your hotel or motel ready for the last of the season’s tourists. Check out the products we’ve listed below, and consider restocking any low supplies!Read More
6 Unique Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes August 2nd was National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. To celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich dessert, we thought we’d try six new recipes. Check out the results of our experiment!Read More
Fat Facts: FDA Bans Trans Fat The FDA recently banned all artificial trans fat from processed foods, but this decision has raised a lot of questions from the public. Read on to find out some necessary fat facts that will keep you and your customers a little more in-the-know.Read More
Keep Cool with these 5 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes Add any of these delicious recipes to your beverage menu to put a unique spin on a refreshing summertime drink!Read More
Top Food Trends of 2015: Update Back in January, we compiled a list of popular predictions of food trends for 2015, and it turns out, none of our predictions made the cut. Check out our new, updated list of 2015 food trends!Read More
Bacon is known as a true American breakfast staple. It has served for years as the faithful sidekick to eggs and pancakes, but recently, bacon has been breaking out of its place on the side of the breakfast plate and coming into its own as the star in all kinds of recipes. To celebrate National Bacon Day on September 5th, we’ve compiled all of the essential facts you need to know about bacon, from the many different types to what to do with the leftover fat. Enjoy!
Although the salty, fatty, crispy bacon that Americans know and love is delicious, it isn’t the only kind of bacon out there. Learn the differences between the American cuts, and because there’s always room for more bacon, consider trying one of these other types from around the world!
You can’t go wrong with this thin-cut, fat streaked bacon that comes from the pork belly. Use it for just about anything.
Like the standard, this cut has a marbled appearance and is from the pork belly. The only difference is that this is cut to be about twice as thick as the original version. The extra thickness makes this bacon great for use in hearty, heavy dishes.
This pork belly cut is more lean than standard bacon, making it perfect for dishes that are already high in fat. Try wrapping it around steak or sausage for a meaty treat.
Our neighbors from the North enjoy a leaner form of bacon that’s cut from the pork loin. The flavor closely resembles ham, and goes great in omelets or as a substitute for ham in paninis. Sounds good, eh?
Across the pond, bacon is cut from the pork loin, but unlike Canadian bacon, extra surrounding fat is left on, making for a more flavorful cut. Serve it up as part of a traditional full English breakfast.
This Italian style of bacon is cut from the pork belly and cured with salt, but not smoked. It is often diced and added to dishes like carbonara and even vegetables.
It is a known truth that if a food is good, wrapping it in bacon will make it even better. Try stuffing pitted dates with gruyere cheese, wrapping them in half slices of traditional American bacon, and baking them in the oven until the bacon is fully cooked for sweet but salty hors d’oeuvres that customers will love. You can take jalapeño poppers to the next level at your sports bar by wrapping them in bacon and baking them, and water chestnuts wrapped in bacon with teriyaki glaze makes a salty, sweet, and refreshing appetizer for any establishment. If you want to wrap bacon around your entree, try it with chicken breast or even steak.
The sound and aroma of bacon sizzling in a frying pan is iconic, but for restaurants that produce bacon in high volumes or home cooks who want to try something new, there are plenty of other options. Check them out and start thinking outside the frying pan!
When bacon is fried or baked, there is always residual grease that is left behind. Everyone knows not to pour it down the drain, and many people store it in an empty can or jar until it solidifies and can be disposed of. While this is a fine option, bacon grease can serve you better when you repurpose it to give life to a new recipe. Bacon grease adds a depth of flavor to baked goods including cornbread, biscuits, and breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles. So the next time you cook bacon, don’t let the precious leftover grease go to waste.
Bacon is popular now more than ever and pairs well with so many different foods and flavors. Brussels sprouts with bacon, maple bacon cupcakes, and even bacon caramel apples are all treats that have the potential to spark customers’ attention. Use any of these common flavor combinations, or try one of your own to get people talking in your establishment, and remember, everything’s better with bacon.
September is National Food Safety Month, a month that the National Restaurant Association dedicates to educating food service professionals on important food safety topics. Like our customers, our staff also takes food safety very seriously. Dozens of our customer service team members, writers, product experts, and even photographers are ServSafe Manager certified. On our site, you'll find articles, blog posts, social media posts, and guides on food safety. This month our purple (allergen) thermometer and purple knife are on sale to help you more safely serve customers that have allergies. But the most important thing we do is stock and sell the widest variety of food safety products for the lowest prices. Just check out our Food Safety Products Page to browse our selection. Stay safe!
Labor Day is the last major travel opportunity of the summer. Vacation deals and discounts are abundant, so you should make sure your hotel, motel, or resort is ready for the last of the summer tourists! Check out the products below, and consider restocking any low supplies so your guests can be comfortable and enjoy their stay.
Did you have a huge crowd of vacationers this summer? If so, you may be running low on necessary bathroom amenities. These products, including shampoo, soap, lotion, and hygiene items, will ensure your customers stay clean, comfortable, and feeling fresh. We even offer personal care kits, shower caps, mouthwash, and toothbrushes, so guests have everything the need. Since these items come in bulk quantities, you'll be able to stock up on plenty to accommodate the influx of visitors. The small bottle sizes will also help you control product waste!
If the earlier summer months have taken a toll on your bed linens or towels, replenish your stock with these products. We have towels in many thicknesses and sizes for poolside service, hotel bathrooms, and spa use as well as bath mats that prevent guests from slipping on wet floors. These items are perfect for you if some of your original towels were taken from your business or are showing signs of wear. If your bed sheets are looking faded, worn, or stained, freshen your bedrooms up with new sheets and duvet covers, too!
It's considerate for establishments to leave coffee makers, ice buckets, or small cooking appliances for guests to use during short or long stays. With these small coffee makers, your guests can make one or several cups of coffee to start their day. If you offer long-stay rooms, our blenders and toasters will help customers prepare some of their own meals, too. You can even use some of these appliances in your own kitchen or keep them on your breakfast buffet table. Our ice buckets are also great for tableside service in your hotel cafe or guest rooms.
With these products, you can replenish your stock and guarantee your guests receive all the comforts of home while they stay at your hotel. From shower essentials to bed sheets, we have all your bed and bath needs covered. Our kitchen appliances and ice buckets can even be used in your hotel buffet. Order them now, and have them ready to go for Labor Day!
Back in January, we compiled a list of popular predictions of food trends for 2015. Since it’s now August, we figured we’d take a look at how this year’s trends are actually playing out and compare them to what everyone thought would happen. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any of our predictions made the cut, so here's an updated list of 2015 food trends.
Middle Eastern food seems to be everywhere! Food trucks, restaurants, and carts are popping up all over the country serving dishes with the shawarma, falafel, and hummus we know about, along with more exotic foods, like tabouli, labani, and fattoush salad, that you may not have heard of.
While popcorn is nothing new, grocery stores, happy hours, and specialty stores are bursting with new twists on this old standby. Sweet and savory flavors, like jalapeno white cheddar, s’mores, and maple bacon are now available on everyone’s favorite popped snack, while semi-popped popcorn provides a new, denser texture.
Spicy food is getting hotter by the day! Foods in restaurants and eateries of all styles are turning up the heat with different kinds of hot peppers from around the world. Notably, establishments are mentioning the type of peppers used in the sauce or dish, leading to more customer recognition and understanding. While in the past, you might have seen “hot pepper,” it’s not uncommon nowadays to see jalapenos, ghost peppers, habaneros, or serranos on the menu.
Flowers are an easy way to bring color and beauty to your signature foods and drinks. Edible flowers like roses and lavender have been used in desserts for years, but have you heard about elderflower and rose lemonade or lavender cheese? Many upscale bars and restaurants are also garnishing their cocktails with colorful flowers instead of traditional fruit slices or olives.
While our prediction of bug snacks might not have panned out, the protein they would have added to our diets has become a major focus this year. Probably in part as a reaction to the Paleo Diet, cured meats like jerky and meat bars, as well as plant-based protein like nuts, lentils, and chick peas have spiked in popularity.
Move over ice cream! Gelato’s popularity has been on the rise for the past couple of years, and this year has been no different. The traditional Italian dessert uses more milk and less butterfat and cream than American ice cream. It’s also denser, due to less air incorporated during the churning process, and is served a few degrees warmer than the stuff you're used to, to better highlight the flavors.
Who doesn’t love a good dose of nostalgia? Restaurants, food trucks, and other eateries across the country are putting their own spins on your childhood favorites. Artisan grilled cheese, upscale PB&J, and macaroni and cheese made with gourmet ingredients can be found in the most unlikely places, but we’re not complaining. It gives us an easy way to eat comfort food without having to order from the kid’s menu!
While 2015 isn’t over yet, we thought it might be cool to reflect on how accurate or inaccurate our predictions from last winter were. Even if all of our predictions didn’t come true, we’re definitely enjoying the trends of 2015 so far!