13 Creative Ways to Serve Entrée: Soup and Sandwich
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13 Creative Ways to Serve Entrée: Soup and Sandwich

Just like your menu, atmosphere, and customer service, how you plate your food directly reflects your brand. It is ancillary and sometimes a last-minute serving element of how your restaurant and food should be perceived by your customer. Below we will look at several ways to take the most simple offerings and how you can…

The Best Way to Implement Eco-Takeouts¨ Reusable Food Containers
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The Best Way to Implement Eco-Takeouts¨ Reusable Food Containers

Secondary education dining facilities around the country are switching from disposable polystyrene food containers (such as Styrofoamª clamshells)  to a more cost-effective and sustainable program with Eco-Takeouts¨ reusable food containers. In these programs, university dining facilities and students work together to reduce waste and save money.

Branded Plastic Tumblers: Costs & Options for Customization
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Branded Plastic Tumblers: Costs & Options for Customization

Our customers at G.E.T. are smart – they know they can elevate their foodservice operation by adding custom branding to the plastic tumblers they use for water, iced tea, and fountain drink service. They know that the high visibility of these drinking glasses, which are almost always in front of their guests, is the perfect opportunity to visually reinforce their brand.  What they don’t…

What Does Implementing an Eco-Takeouts¨ Reusable To-Go Program Cost Colleges and Universities?
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What Does Implementing an Eco-Takeouts¨ Reusable To-Go Program Cost Colleges and Universities?

Roughly a decade ago, G.E.T. pioneered the Eco-Takeouts¨ line of reusable to-go containers. For the first time, this method of meal takeaway offered a reusable feature, as opposed to disposable to-go boxes, to college, university, and business and industry foodservice operators.  Ever since, it’s been an attractive to-go dining program for secondary education foodservice facilities…

What Are Eco-Takeouts¨ Reusable To-Go Containers & Their Benefits?
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What Are Eco-Takeouts¨ Reusable To-Go Containers & Their Benefits?

Offering takeaway meals at colleges, universities, businesses, and industrial sites is a familiar practice because being able to eat on the go is an attractive option for busy students and professionals alike. However, disposable to-go food containers commonly used for carryout meals can create a lot of unnecessary waste and cost for your foodservice operation.

Photos: Best Poolside & Patio Creative Serveware Ideas for Hospitality
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Photos: Best Poolside & Patio Creative Serveware Ideas for Hospitality

Whether it’s summertime in your neck of the woods, or you’re lucky enough to have a tropical climate year-round, guests will travel far and wide seeking out hotels and resorts with excellent poolside and patio amenities. Operators want to offer their guests the very best in terms of food and presentation, but glass in pool and…

How to Estimate the Cost of Melamine Dinnerware for Foodservice
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How to Estimate the Cost of Melamine Dinnerware for Foodservice

When trying to figure the actual price of something, most folks don’t want to hear “it depends.” However, when our customers here at G.E.T. ask about the cost of melamine dinnerware, the truth is several variations come into play. As much as we would love to have a straightforward answer, it really just depends. Our…

Custom Branded Basket Liners and Sandwich Wraps: Options, Costs, Benefits
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Custom Branded Basket Liners and Sandwich Wraps: Options, Costs, Benefits

If you’re in a foodservice establishment, chances are food-safe paper is also close by. It’s used as sandwich wraps and also to line baskets and trays holding menu items served at nearly every course from bread, to fried appetizers, entrŽes, and even desserts. Regardless of how they’re used, the bottom line is that basket/tray liners…

4 Reasons Caterers and Mobile Foodservice Operators Adore Takeaway Cones
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4 Reasons Caterers and Mobile Foodservice Operators Adore Takeaway Cones

It’s 4:00 a.m. on a Tuesday. The rest of the world asleep, you walk into the commissary ready to prep for a long day of serving the masses. Coffee nearby, you inspect your product for quality, selecting only the freshest meats and veggies before slicing them up to fulfill your weekday pars. Your days are…

Resin-Coated Aluminum: Care and Maintenance
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Resin-Coated Aluminum: Care and Maintenance

You’ve smartly decided to invest in resin-coated aluminum serve ware and cold bar systems for your foodservice operation. Now when your guests look at your cold bar, they’re greeted with clean lines, sophistication, and bold vessels drawing them into their dining experience. Your old stainless setup could never attract the crowd you’re winning with resin-coated aluminum, especially…

Enameled Cast Iron vs. Cast Aluminum Induction Cookware for Foodservice
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Enameled Cast Iron vs. Cast Aluminum Induction Cookware for Foodservice

It’s the perfect day in your commercial kitchen: You’ve planned the recipes du jour, prepped the meats and veggies, and turned on your stovetop. It’s time to cook! But wait … where’s your cookware? Should you use enameled cast iron or induction-ready cast aluminum? Will your choice affect the outcome of your food? Presentation? Ticket…

Bugambilia¨ Cold Bar Systems for Foodservice: Tiles vs. Fit Perfectª
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Bugambilia¨ Cold Bar Systems for Foodservice: Tiles vs. Fit Perfectª

Salad bars, ice cream bars, and frozen yogurt bars may occupy different ends of the health food spectrum, but they all have one thing in common: Ingredients need to be kept at or below 40°F to stay within the temperature safety zone. Bar-style service often goes hand in hand with refrigerated cold wells. Cold wells allow…