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End of the Year Tax Savings are HERE!

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End of the Year Section 179 Tax Saving Season is HERE! You could save $1000's with Section 179 tax benefits!

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The Ins and Outs of Commercial Refrigeration

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What is Commercial Refrigeration?

A commercial refrigeration unit is a device that provides cold storage for food, beverages, and other products that require refrigeration in a restaurant or other dining establishment. Commercial refrigeration encompasses both refrigerators and freezers, and refrigeration units are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your kitchen’s particular needs.

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Trendy Table Tops for Tasteful Restaurants

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Atmosphere is very important in a restaurant. It sets the mood for how people receive your food. Having a trendy themed restaurant can be a bit temperamental, with the fleeting nature of trends. However, here is a list of trends that we think aren’t going to go out of style any time soon.

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Advantages of Commercial Dishwashers

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Are all dishwashers the same?

Here's what you should look for when determining which washer is best suited for your restaurant and/or food service business.

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Beyond Pumpkin: Menu Ideas for Autumn

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Here in the South, Pumpkin has long reined as king of the fall; but this year, chefs, limited-service brands, quick-service, and fast casual concepts have introduced non-pumpkin products and innovative spins on the pumpkin flavor with creative marketing campaigns.

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What JES Customers Are Saying About Financing Restaurant Equipment

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See what our customers are saying about financing restaurant equipment through Quickspark Financial and JES Restaurant Equipment! Learn More about Equipment Financing Options Here.

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The Way to Plan Out a Small Kitchen



Today we are starting a new series where we will feature advice from our owner Eric on various problems you may run into when setting up a commercial kitchen. Here’s our first post in the series.

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Wash, Rinse, Sanitize – How to Clean Restaurant Utensils in a Compartment Sink



Compartment sinks are not only convenient in the foodservice industry but are also mandatory in many cases. Most health and sanitation standards require restaurants to have a sink with three or more compartments to manually clean utensils and smaller equipment pieces. But washing smallwares by hand is not as simple as running some soap and water over them. Washing restaurant utensils and equipment is subject to standards just like washing your hands. This three-step process is kinda like the “stop, drop and roll” of warewashing:

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Loons, Spoodles, and Spoons. What?



What is a loon ? When most of us hear the word, we immediately picture an aquatic diving bird or perhaps your crazy aunt that hoards everything in her house until she becomes the talk of the neighborhood. In this context, we are referring to a kitchen utensil that can also be called a spoodle.

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Dual Sided Cooking

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When thinking about adding new cooking equipment to your commercial kitchen, it’s critical to ask:

  • What’s on my menu today and how might it change in the future?
  • Will potential additions to the menu resonate with my patrons?
  • Are the menu additions appropriate for my concept?
  • How many meals will I need to deliver and how will this vary by day of the week and time of day?
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The Case for Energy Efficient Foodservice Equipment

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Shopping for commercial foodservice equipment can be overwhelming. There are a variety of factors to consider such as brand, performance and warranty terms. However one factor that should be a no-brainer is whether or not the equipment is ENERGY STAR® certified.


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JES Restaurant Equipment Buys A B-52 Bomber

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Introducing the ALL NEW B-52 Option from JES Restaurant Equipment!

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Keep Them Doggies Rollin’ with a APW Hot Dog Roller



Everyone loves a good hotdog. It’s no secret that the best hotdogs are made on a grill. If you are a hotdog vendor and want to make a great hotdog then there is no better way to do that than making them on a hotdog roller . The question is why does a grilled hotdog taste better than a boiled dog?

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Wine Glasses 101



Wine glasses are a topic of moderate controversy among various beverage connoisseurs. One wine drinker may insist that the shape of your wine glass matters a great deal, while another might feel that it doesn’t make a significant difference. Some avid wine enthusiasts would argue – perhaps pedantically – that each type of wine tastes better when served in a very specific type of glass matched to the qualities of the wine in question, but most home budgets can’t afford to keep over two dozen different types of wine glasses at the ready, and that’s not to mention the cabinet space that that would require. However, there are some generally accepted rules about what sorts of glasses to use in most everyday wine situations, and having a few different styles on hand should keep you well covered to properly serve just about any type of wine.

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A Dinnerware Buying Guide for the Budding Restauranteur



Customers will pass judgment about your restaurant the second they sit down. That is why picking the right dinner plate is so important to the restaurateur. Dinner plates are an important part of your restaurant experience and thus should be well thought out before purchasing. It should complement the color and design of your establishment. When choosing dinner plates, you should consider several things including materials, colors, shapes and sizes.

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Large Tax Deductions for Your Restaurant Equipment



It’s Christmas, but bear in mind it’s also almost the end of 2013, and there are some very good things that might not be around after 2013. One of those is the Section 179 Business Tax Break, which is substantially greater than it was in 2012, and not something you want to let pass by. If you’re thinking about purchasing, now truly is the best time.

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The Hottest Thing in Ice: New Ice-O-Matic Undercounters!



Ice-O-Matic recognizes that the face of the food service industry is changing, and they’re on the cutting edge of keeping up with these changes. It’s for this reason that they’ve introduced the HIS line , a new line of compact, under-counter ice machines.

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A Braising Pan Does It All, but a Lot of Restaurant Owners Don’t Know They Exist



There are many ways to tenderize meats. One way to enhance the food’s color and flavoring is to slowly cook meat in liquid to produce tender, moist meat. Stewing is one method of choice but to really use less liquid in order to retain those juices and flavors the best method would be to braise your meats. This particular method surrounds the meat around the juices and moisture created by the cooking process.

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Southbend: The Gentleman's Gas Range



Range ovens are a necessity in any restaurant. These ovens allow you the option to cook more than one thing at a time whether it's baking rolls in the oven or cooking stir fry on the stove top griddle.

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“The Perfect Cup” Hot Chocolate Contest



Good news for chocolate lovers!

With the winter chill setting in JES Restaurant Equipment is looking for the perfect cup of Hot Chocolate. We are asking anyone to send us your best recipe by 12/16/11.

On the 19th our in house chef, Chef Phil, will select several of the entries and make them for our sales team. Our sales team will have a blind taste test, to be posted on our Youtube account the following week, and select the winner. The winner will receive an Orville Redenbacher Hot Air Popcorn Popper! (pictured below)

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December 2014: Your Last Chance to Act on Section 179


Receive Your Complete 35% Rebate All At Once

Let’s say you just bought a $1400 refrigerator for your restaurant. The government considers your purchase to be a capital investment, and as time passes and as the refrigerator loses value, you can deduct its depreciated value from your income taxes. Basically, your refrigerator grows old and the government periodically sends you some money back.

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Only Winners Deserve a Hoshizaki Refrigerator



Hoshizaki is a leading manufacturer in commercial ice makers and refrigeration units across the globe. Now Hoshizaki has introduced a new line of Hoshizaki Commercial Series Refrigeration units. These new line of refrigeration and freezer units are top of the line in commercial refrigeration.

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