5 Worst Food Environments For Ice Machine Cleanliness

[fa icon="calendar"] May 8, 2018 9:55:04 AM / by Franke

Let’s take a minute to discuss the top 5 worst environments for ice machine cleanliness. That’s right - Ice machines do prefer some environments to others. But what are the very worst places when it comes to bacteria growth in ice machines?


Why Cruise Ship Ice Transfer Causes Ice Contamination

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 7, 2018 4:29:44 PM / by Franke

Operating at sea comes with its own set of logistical challenges, including cruise ship ice. Ice is a big part of the hospitality service on every cruise ship. It’s in mixed drinks at the bar, sodas in the dinning hall, and can be delivered to your room for personal use. But, did you know that making ice on a cruise ship isn’t as easy or as safe as you might think?


FS Solutions Team Seriously Plays and Plays Seriously

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 26, 2018 2:49:51 PM / by Franke

We’ve all played with LEGOs, as children or with children, but members of the Franke Foodservice Solutions team gathered recently to play with LEGOs in a different way.  

Wait, the Franke Foodservice Solutions team played with LEGOs for three days?


Tips For Improving Your Drive-Thru's Performance

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 20, 2018 2:36:24 PM / by Franke

A drive-thru can represent between 20-70% of a restaurant's business, meaning in many cases; more transactions go out the window than over the counter. In order to bring back customers, a drive-thru experience must be well planned and executed. From menuboard placement, to vehicle spacing all the way to a well stocked window station.


How To Keep Your Super Bowl Party Food Safe

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 2, 2018 10:21:16 AM / by Franke


This weekend is big in American sports, the 52nd Super Bowl. The Patriots and the Eagles will be facing off and people all over the United States (and abroad) will be tuning in to see which team comes out on top. With all this excitement comes Super Bowl parties and tables full of delicious burgers, side dishes and snacks. We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about some important Food Safety practices that will help you keep your guests healthy throughout the Super Bowl.


How To Overcome Operational Challenges In Fresh Concept QSRs

[fa icon="calendar"] Jan 15, 2018 4:31:20 PM / by Franke

New Year, New You! That phrase gets thrown around a lot this time of year as people are fighting hard to keep up their New Year’s resolutions with fresh habits. The Fresh Concept is a fast growing trend in foodservice is healthy, convenient options are being demanded by customers everywhere, especially in the New Year. Let’s take a look at some of the most common challenges that Fresh Concept QSRs are facing today.


How Your Restaurant Can Stay Food Safe Through Cold and Flu Season

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 13, 2017 11:20:09 AM / by Franke

It’s the holiday season, which means colds and the flu are on the rise again. You might not realize it, or just not think about it, but sneezes, coughs and dirty hands can lead to an outbreak. Follow these tips to protect your restaurant's customers and staff during the holidays.


Is Your Hotel Ready For The Holidays?

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 8, 2017 11:10:26 AM / by Franke

It is important to protect your hotel and resort customers from the cold and flu season. Families travel miles to be near family for the holidays each year, and hotels are their home away from home. Here are some simple tips you can follow to make sure you are doing what you can to protect them from getting sick this season.


Top 10 Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 20, 2017 9:26:35 AM / by Franke

This week millions of Americans will travel to family and friends homes to feast in honor of Thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie will fill tables from New York to California and everywhere in between.


Top 5 Unwelcome Inhabitants Of Ice

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 16, 2017 4:41:05 PM / by Franke

Unfortunately, the piece of equipment that makes the most consumed food product in the United States is considered “home” to some awful stuff that can pose major health risks for your customers and maintenance nightmares for your equipment.