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Six Things to Look for in a Commercial Blender

When shopping for commercial blenders, most restaurant operators zoom in on three numbers: horsepower, capacity, and price. Those numbers are important… but they don’t entirely address the needs of your business. To ensure you’re buying the right model, look a little closer. The best commercial blenders on the market have these six features in common.

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Topics: High Performance Blenders, best commercial blender, high performance commercial blenders, hamilton beach commercial blender, commercial blenders

ICYMI - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for October 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for September 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Topics: Recap

Recap - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for September 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for September 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Do You Really Need a High-Performance Blender?

You know the old saying, “only the best will do”? For budget-conscious restaurant owners, that’s not always true. If you haven’t blended a dozen margaritas back to back since the weekend of the Parrothead convention, then you may not need to invest in the best commercial blender on the market.

Here at Hamilton Beach Commercial, our high-performance blenders are the stars of our product line. These machines are built for maximum efficiency, power and consistency. They can create a flawless drink profile in seconds, and are built to last for many years in a high-volume commercial kitchen.

But if frozen drinks and smoothies aren’t a core menu item, then you may be able to get away with a more affordable, less powerful bar blender. They’re workhorses too! Here are five things to consider when you’re making a blender buying decision. 

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Topics: High Performance Blenders, best commercial blender, hamilton beach commercial blender, commercial blenders

How Grocery Stores Can Profit From Adding a Juice Bar

The grocery business is facing an identity crisis. As the rising popularity of pick-up/delivery services and limited-selection format stores makes clear, customers prefer to spend as little time as possible shopping for groceries. The Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen now predict that within five to seven years, 70 percent of shoppers will buy their groceries online. 

This trend is countered by fresh-format stores, which have transformed the once-mundane grocery run into an enjoyable exploration. They offer prepared foods, wine bars, samples, cooking demonstrations, classes, and other upgrades tailored to individual shoppers’ tastes. One profitable example is the in-house juice bar — but is it right for your store? First, consider these four questions.

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Topics: commercial juicer, juice bar profits, starting a juice bar

ICYMI - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for August 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for August 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Topics: Recap

Recap - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for July 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for July 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Matthew Biancaniello’s Five Secrets for Successful Pop-Up Bars

Who doesn’t love a pop-up cocktail bar? They build buzz. They boost sales during slow days or seasons. And, with themes as diverse as Christmas and cherry blossoms, they’re fun and endlessly inventive.  

But they’re not easy to execute successfully. Just ask cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello, founder of Eat Your Drink and “LA’s most inventive barman,” as Eater LA has dubbed him. We asked Biancaniello what he’s learned in five years of running innovative pop-ups and bar residencies — here’s what he told us.

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Topics: Produce-infused cocktails, Featured, Pop up cocktail bar, Pop up bar

ICYMI - Top 6 Most-Read HBC Blog Posts for June 2019

In case you missed it, here are the Top 6 most-read posts from our four blogs for June 2019.

Why "Top 6" you ask? Kahlua Colada continues to be up there for views...so now we are including a "Top 6" to allow for a little more variety.

Read on. If you see content you like, be sure to join the HBC Community for regular updates, whether it's Beverage, Food, Hospitality or Recipes.

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Topics: Recap

Back to Basics: Secrets to Making the Perfect Smoothie

People never seem to lose their thirst for smoothies. The global smoothie market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% until 2023, according to Mordor Intelligence, driven by the demand for healthy, quick meal replacements. 

On the surface, a smoothie seems like the easiest possible addition to a café menu. Fruit, ice, blend, pour. Right? Not quite. There’s an art to making smoothies that will win over customers and keep them coming back for more.

 

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Topics: Featured, High Performance Blenders, high performance commercial blenders, perfect smoothie, how to make a smoothie, How to make a good smoothie

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