By Steven Ziegler

Whether you need hot cups to serve your coffee, Silver Visions flatware and colored bevnaps for your parties, or sanitizer to ward off Winter colds, the December Coupon Code has everything you need! Just use the code, DECSALE to receive the discounts you see below.

Use Coupon Code: DECSALE

For any or all of the following items for the entire month of December!

By Kim O'Brien

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, but Libbey glassware has a bargain lasting until the New Year! With the purchase of select Libbey wine and beer glasses, you'll receive FREE customization. But act quickly - this offer ends on December 31, 2013.

Customized glasses do more than just add a personal touch to your tabletop. In fact, adding a logo to your glass can even help increase profits! By placing your logo at the desired fill line of your glass, you'll create a discreet, convenient pour line. This makes it easy for servers to pour a consistent amount to help control drink inventory. Learn more about uncorking profits with Libbey's Wine By The Glass guide.

Note that this free offer is limited to one color. A 24 dozen minimum order per design per order is required. To take advantage of this deal, please contact customer service at specialorders@webstaurantstore.com. Be sure to include the following info:

  • Attached logo, submitted as a PDF
  • Your email address
  • Billing name, address, & phone number
  • Shipping name, address, & phone number

Click on each banner to view more details.

Customize this Libbey beer glass with a one color logo for free!
Customize this Libbey wine glass with a one color design for free!

By Steven Ziegler

Congrats to Linda K for winning our last giveaway! Now it's time for another. This one has a very similar, but slightly different set of items. Not only do you have great pans from Chicago Metallic and Focus, but a scale, timer, and thermometers from Taylor, and a coffee airpot from Bunn! Just enter win the box below for your chance to win!

And don't forget, concurrent to this giveaway is our Countdown to Cyber Monday Grand Prize Giveaway! You could win a Waring food processor or Waring mixer! Enter here: Grand Prize Giveaway!

Sweepstakes Rules: Open to residents, 18 and older, in the USA or Canada, residents outside these two countries must provide an address in USA or Canada. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. We hereby release Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest of any liability.No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Prize is Chicago Metallic, Bunn, Focus and Taylor baking and kitchen supplies worth $436 retail. Items are brand new, but many are out of the box. The pizza pans may have some scratches, since they were used to demonstrate in a training. We are not liable damage during shipping. Enter by 12/2/2013 11pm EST. Winner will be drawn, announced, and contacted on 12/3/13. Please see additional rules in Punchtab Widget.

By Emily Gertenbach

Pennsylvania-based employees at The WEBstaurant Store stepped up their monthly community service efforts by taking part in three events in November. They kicked off the month by taking part in the Lancaster Sierra Club’s 100 tree planting event. Everyone gathered in the Lancaster County Central Park and planted a riparian buffer of 100 trees along the riverbank in less than three hours. This project will help keep the bank from eroding, improving the quality of the riverbed and surrounding areas.

Later in the month, The WEBstaurant Store held a cookie contest as the first fundraiser for The WEBstaurant Warriors, the company’s Pennsylvania Relay for Life team. There were piles of delicious cookies for tasting, and each vote was a 25 cent donation. In just one day, these great bakers raised $74.00!

To cap off the month, the company participated in The Extraordinary Give, a 24-hour countywide donation drive that raises money for a wide array of Lancaster area charitable organizations. Over 60 organizations were supported by our employees, for a WEBstaurant Store grand total of $2,242 in donations! Our donations were stretched even further by a generous matching gift from the Clark Foundation.

By Steven Ziegler

Time for the next Countdown to Cyber Monday Giveaway! In this giveaway, we're allowing you to enter in multiple ways in order to win $444 worth of baking plans and kitchen supplies from Chicago Metallic and Taylor! We're talking muffin pans, mini cheesecake pans, brownie bite pans, pizza and pie pans, bread pans, digital scales, timers and more! Ever wanted to be in the baking business? This kit will give you a great start! And stay tuned, while this giveaway ends at 11pm on Thanksgiving, we'll have another bakeware set to giveaway over the Cyber Monday Weekend!

Sweepstakes Rules: Open to residents, 18 and older, in the USA or Canada, residents outside these two countries must provide an address in USA or Canada. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. We hereby release Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest of any liability.No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Prize is Chicago Metallic and Taylor baking and kitchen supplies worth $444 retail. Items are brand new, but many are out of the box. The pizza pans may have some scratches, since they were used to demonstrate in a training. We are not liable damage during shipping. Winner will be drawn, announced, and contacted on 11/29/13. Please see additional rules in Punchtab Widget.

By Steven Ziegler

As you'll see in the video below, our vendors give us all sorts of stuff! They come in and do trainings for our staff and leave us the demo items, they send us items for photos and videos, and send us items to use in our kitchen. We appreciate all of those things, but it leaves us with one problem: too much stuff.

What to do with it? Well, we thought we'd give it to the people responsible for making us so popular with our vendors: our customers! We've had a great year thanks to you, so why not let you have the things we don't need? To that end, we'll be giving away over $2000 worth of items in the next few weeks from vendors like Chicago Metallic (bakeware), Taylor (scales/thermometers), Bunn (airpot), Whip it (soda siphon), and Waring. The two grand prizes will be the Waring 929WFP16SCD food processor and the Waring Commercial 929WSM7Q 7qt mixer. These demo units alone are worth over $1000.

There will be multiple ways to win items in the next few weeks. Make sure you bookmark this blog post, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for your chances to win!

But most importantly, we're calling it the Countdown to Cyber Monday Giveaway, because on our Black Friday and Cyber Monday email flyers, you'll have the enter our two first prize machines! Sign up for our emails HERE: Cyber Monday and Black Friday Specials!

First Giveaway (ends 11/20): Like our Facebook page, and then comment on this Facebook Post with an item that you see in the video that you think may be marked. We'll choose among the correct answers on Wednesday, 11/20/2013 and pick winners for each mystery item. Also, LIKE that post, because we'll pick 10 folks who liked the post to receive pocket thermometers. Entries must conform to the rules below and be received by 11:59am on 11/20/2013. Winners were selected, you can find them in the comments on the Facebook post mentioned above.

Second Giveaway (ends 11pm 11/28/13) Win $444 worth of Baking supplies! See our post for multiple ways to win! Click here: $444 Bakeware Giveaway! Countdown to Cyber Monday Part two!

Grand Prize Rules: Open to residents, 18 and older, in the USA or Canada only excluding Rhode Island. Void where prohibited. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.No Purchase Necessary. Grand Prize Entries must be received by 11:59pm 12/5/2013. Winners will be drawn, announced, and contacted via email on 12/6/13. One contestant will win a demo unit Waring WFP16SCD food processor with a continuous feed and batch bowl. Another contestant will win a demo unit Waring WSM7Q 7qt mixer. Please note: all of these items are sample and demo units. Some are new in package, some are out of package, and some have been used in a demo once or twice. All are in new or "like-new" condition.  

By Kim O'Brien

Unsure of what drinks to serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Holiday cocktails are always a hit, but nothing beats a traditional glass of wine shared with family and friends. There's even mention of wine on New England food supply accounts from the 1600's - and it doesn't get more traditional than the pilgrims themselves! (On the other hand, it was probably a safer bet to drink alcohol than contaminated colony water.)

While the settlers of Plymouth Colony probably weren't raising glasses of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir, modern day America offers plenty of vino varieties to bring to the dinner table. Today there's a wine to pair with any Thanksgiving recipe, from turkey to pumpkin pie. Just stick to a few rules of thumb. A semi-dry, semi-sweet white wine best complements turkey. Keep in mind that the sweeter your white wine, the bolder your entree seasonings should be. Red wine, on the other hand, is best served lighter and brighter as to not overpower food flavors.



For more wine serving resources, view the following:

Thanksgiving Wine Notes
Tableside Wine Serving Tips
Current Wine Trends

By Kim O'Brien

If there's one commonality that brings the world together, it's food. The manner in which food is consumed and dispersed, however, reveals vast differences between nations. The WEBstaurant Store took a closer look at global calorie consumption figures and their relation to income, rate of underweight and overweight children, and life expectancy. Click on the interactive World of Food graph below to view each country's data. The results may surprise you!

To view each country's results, click the image below:

Data Sources:

Calories Consumed refers to the average amount of calories available for human consumption per day. Note that the number of calories consumed may be lower than reported due to the amount of food waste that is not taken into account (particularly in countries with higher incomes per capita). Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAOSTAT)

Percent of Income Spent on Food is based off of each country's self-reported figures. Figures are obtained from random household expenditure surveys. Note that because these numbers are self-reported, accuracy of data is susceptible to bias. Sources: African Development Bank,U.S. Department of Agriculture

Rate of Childhood Obesity and Rate of Underweight Children figures are based off of independent country reports obtained by the World Health Organization. This data defines "overweight" as being 2 standard deviations above the national average and "underweight" as being 2 standard deviations below the national average for all children age 5 and under. Note that because these numbers are self-reported, accuracy of data is susceptible to bias. Sources: World Health Organization (Childhood Obesity), World Health Organization (Underweight Children)

Notes on Atypical Results:

Egypt: Figures reported for Egypt are atypical compared to other developed counties. This includes high rates of overweight children, underweight children, and percent of income spent of food. These atypical results demonstrate the disparity between developed regions of the country vs. impoverished regions in light of Egypt's economic crisis. As revealed in Calories Consumed figures, Egypt does have food available; however, economic instability has led to significant poverty increases that leave a large portion of the country unable to purchase food. Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mauritania: Figures reported for Percent of Income Spent on Food in Mauritania are also atypical. A possible explanation is the still widespread practice of force-feeding girls as part of a cultural bias towards obesity in women. Source: CNN Cable News Network

Map does not show results for countries with insufficient data.

By Kim O'Brien

Ah, November. The days are growing shorter, the nights colder, and the scent of seasonal stuffing and turkey has been wafting from the test kitchen here at the WEBstaurant Store. Restaurant and foodservice operators have been keeping us on our toes with a steady stream of orders: turkey fryer kits,sheet pans, flatware, foil pie pans, and more. Sounds like the essentials to a great Thanksgiving dinner! No doubt it'll be a busy season - but what's fall without a little fun? Take a look at what's been cooking at our office in the past month.

Spooktacular Staff

Some of our staff took a break to show off creative, creepy, and of course, culinary costumes on Halloween.

Easy As Pie

Corporate chef Matt Schuler was up to the challenge of making more than a baker's dozen of pies (30, to be exact) for a recent photo shoot. The one shown below is a sumptuous strawberry pie made with Musselman's fruit filling.

Oktober-feast!

Pass the pork! The WEBstaurant Store staff enjoyed traditional German Oktoberfest entrees. The meal was prepared by staff with October birthdays under the direction of chef Schuler.

Pumpkin Painting

Our creative Customer Solutions took time to paint pumpkins in the spirit of Halloween. Click the image below to view a Vine video montage.

By Steven Ziegler

November might be the best month for food. With cold-weather comfort foods starting to be served and Thanksgiving at the end of the month, it's no wonder our winter weight gain begins now. To celebrate this, perhaps the best of food months, we have some great items on sale with our November Coupon Code. We'll also have great items for your business and fantastic foodie gift ideas in our email sale flyers.

One of the popular items on this month's sale flyer is our deluxe Backyard Pro stainless steel turkey fryer kit, and it's just the thing to make that perfect Thanksgiving turkey outdoors. If you've never fried a turkey before, or you need to brush up on the process, here's a video that we made to show you how:

Countdown to CyberMonday Giveaway

With Thanksgiving approaching, it is always a good time to reflect on what we're grateful for. At the WEBstaurantStore, we're certainly grateful for our vendors. They travel to our building to train us, and often leave behind or send lots of products to help us make videos and take photos; sometimes they just give us items to use in our test kitchen! They give us so much stuff in fact, that we have an overabundance. So, we thought we'd share that over-abundance with another group of people we are even more grateful for: our customers.

All this month, we'll be having great giveaways of our demo and sample items. Some items are unopened, others already have been, and some have been used once or twice for a demo. We have Chicago Metallic baking pans, Taylor thermometers and scales, a Waring mixer and food processors, Libbey glassware and more. We'll be giving away thousands of dollars worth of kitchenwares that you can use in your business or your home! More information to come, so make sure you follow our social media channels to get the details for your chance to win! WEBstaurantStore Facebook, WEBstaurantStore Twitter, WEBstaurantStore YouTube, and WEBstaurantStore Pinterest.

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