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Grades of Stainless Steel & What They Mean for Your Foodservice Operation

Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used metal alloys. You can find it in industries from automotive to aviation to foodservice because of its excellent versatile properties. However, not all stainless steel is created equal. There are different grades of stainless steel, some of which are food-safe and some that are not. We’re often asked by restaurant operators which grade of stainless steel is the best for their operation.

We’re going to tackle this question for you by breaking down the different qualities of the two most commonly used grades of stainless steel in foodservice: 18/8 and 18/0.

Topics: Banquet Dining Campus Dining Serveware For Hotels For Restaurants

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.

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Eco-Takeouts® Care and Maintenance

Eco-Takeouts® are the original reusable to-go food containers introduced by G.E.T. They’re an excellent, environmentally friendly alternative to disposable takeaway food containers. Not only do they exponentially cut down on the amount of waste created by disposable to-go containers, they check several other boxes as well: 

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6 Benefits of Melamine Dinnerware for Indoor Dining

A few decades ago, most folks regarded melamine plateware primarily as a superior option to paper plates for outdoor dining only. Even today, many people still perceive melamine dinnerware to be for poolside or patio use only because it is commonly shown in retail stores for outdoor entertainment solutions. However, just like most of us have moved on from dial-up modems to connect, melamine tableware has entered the 21st century in style due to advancements in alternative materials, design, and manufacturing. 

These advancements are exciting because it means that you now have plenty of elegant options for your foodservice operation, whether you're serving inside or outside.

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Reusable vs Disposable Dinnerware: Costs & Benefits for a Foodservice Operation

Reusable and disposable dinnerware are both popular choices for foodservice operations. Some operators opt for using disposables because they’re fast, easy to clean up, and seem more economical. Others choose to go with reusable dinnerware because it is more sustainable and can greatly improve the perception of their brand and the accompanying menu.

In a recent study, consumers were asked what they would like to eat their food on when dining out. They responded that they did not want to eat on paper/Styrofoam and they wanted their plates to be clean and not chipped or cracked.

Here at G.E.T., we've heard from many foodservice operators wondering what the cost difference between, and benefits of these two options might look like. We're going to dig in to how product and operational costs compare between reusable and disposable dinnerware so you can see which choice is best for you. 

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10 Creative Ways to Serve Pasta

Pasta: a two-syllable word that has thousands of iterations and variations each pulling from various cultural and regional influences. Whether serving a warm, rustic version of grandma’s lasagna in a diner or a classic Italian puttanesca in a high-end establishment, presentation is key. We'll show different pasta plating options that will benefit kitchen and wait staff, and delight guests.

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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 because Eco-Takeouts® are more cost-effective, sustainable, and operationally friendlier than disposable polystyrene takeout containers.

If you’re curious about what it would cost to implement an Eco-Takeouts® reusable program at your college or university, we’ve got you covered. We’re going to give you an overview of costs, along with some best practices, to help you gain an understanding of what an initial investment in an Eco-Takeouts® to-go program might look like for your school’s dining facilities in the 2017-2018 school year. 

Topics: Eco-Friendly Dining Campus Dining Dinnerware

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 know, however, is the cost, including fulfillment time and minimum order quantities, and the different customization options they have. That's where G.E.T. comes in! We're going to take a look at the different ways you can customize your plastic drink cups so you can take your brand to the next level. 

 

Topics: Campus Dining Drinkware For Restaurants

Customization Options for Eco-Takeouts® Reusable To-Go Containers

A little less than a decade ago, G.E.T. introduced an innovative line of reusable to-go containers, Eco-Takeouts®. Since then, plenty of colleges and universities around the country have found value in implementing an Eco-Takeouts® reusable program on their campuses because of the cost savings, reduced waste, and environmental friendliness over using disposable to-go containers. 

Secondary schools may find value in customization because it’s a great way to show school pride, act as a walking billboard for your school’s brand, and reinforce your Eco-Takeouts® program. Even better, you may be surprised by how many options you have, how affordable it can be, and how quickly some customization can be produced at G.E.T.

You can add a custom logo, design, or color to any Eco-Takeouts® container. G.E.T. will even partner with you to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Let’s break down the options, costs, and turnaround times of different customization applications so that you have everything you need to create a successful program.

Topics: Eco-Friendly Dining Campus Dining Dinnerware

13 Creative Ways to Serve Wings

Eaters of all ages love wings. They’re fun, messy, and delicious, and there are as many different ways to plate wings as there are flavor options. From casual to rustic, we'll show you a variety of ways to present your wings that will draw your guests into the dining experience. After all, we eat with our eyes, so serving up wings on an engaging plate that best fits your brand is a must.

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PC vs SAN Plastic Tumblers: What's the Difference?

Plastic tumblers are a popular drinkware option in foodservice because of the operational benefits of durability, which is a cost-saver, and because there are plenty of new designs to elevate tabletop presentation. We're going to unpack two common types of plastic used to manufacture tumblers, PC and SAN (polycarbonate and styrene-acrylonitrile, respectively), to help you understand their differences and similarities so that you can find the right material for your operation.  

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6 Melamine Dinnerware Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions

When you think melamine dinnerware, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Do you think of elegant, contemporary tableware, or do you think of poolside plates from 30 years ago? If you answered the latter you’re not alone, but you’re also not up to speed on modern melamine. Today’s melamine is anything but utilitarian: it’s modern, on-trend, and sophisticated.

As industry leaders of on-trend melamine tableware, we at G.E.T. know there are a lot of outdated perceptions about what melamine can and can’t do. Let’s debunk them, shall we?

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