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Marco’s Pizza CEO Butorac earns ‘Golden’ distinction from NRN

Marco’s Pizza was recently named Top 5 Fastest Growing Chains by Nation’s Restaurant News. So it’s no surprise that the organization named the chain’s CEO, Jack Butorac, as a 2017 of recipient of NRN’s Golden Chain Award, celebrating the best in the restaurant business.

“For more than a decade, Jack Butorac has led Toldeo, Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza to some of the strongest growth in the restaurant industry,” NRN said. “The chain has been featured on NRN’s Top 100 growth list in 2017 and 2016. In the Latest Year, the 770-unit chain grew sales by 17.1 percent. Butorac brought franchising rights to the chain in 2004, growing the franchises through the recession by running a loan-guarantee program called Marco’s Assurance.”

Golden Chain Awards recognize restaurant executives for outstanding leadership, strong company performance, career achievements, and contributions to the industry and communities served. We couldn’t agree more with what Butorac and the Marco’s team have achieved! Congratulations!

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The Process: How Used Restaurant Equipment Becomes Burkett Certified Product

Forty years ago, it was used restaurant equipment that allowed us to get into this business and open our doors.

Today, you’ll find used restaurant equipment being sold anywhere and everywhere. Online, off market, in stores, in garages, the options are endless. Some are good, some are bad, some are in between. Most are basically a quick wipe down and sold as is.

Here at Burkett, it’s a little different. In 40 years of experience, we have evolved the process of how we treat and recondition used restaurant equipment.

We take used restaurant equipment very seriously and have an entire service team dedicated to that process. That team takes great pride in the rigorous work done to give new life to used restaurant equipment to make it Burkett Certified Product. We care about what we do because not only is it a reflection the individual technicians, it’s a refection of Burkett as a whole and its commitment to quality.

Burkett Certified Product is a unique 10-step reconditioning and testing process that restores previously used items by repairing or replacing any defective components, upgrading cosmetics, and giving you a quality, ready-to-go reconditioned item hassle free. Check out the video below and check out our full selection of Burkett Certified Product here. Our selection is always changing so be sure to check back often. Our commitment to quality, however, never changes.

Diners finding more unconventional items to pilfer at pubs, restaurants

The fact that things get stolen from restaurants by patrons should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. The alarming trend is the fact that just about anything is up for grabs in restaurants these days and not just the stuff that fits in an oversized coat or handbag either.

A recent report by Bloomberg found that everything from fancy plates to paintings to fruit trees — even a giant ceramic pig — was being taken without hesitation and somehow unnoticed. The cost of these items can get into the thousands. One Japanese restaurant in New York, which serves its fare on $500 plates, has had 65 of those plates stolen. Simple math tells us that that’s about $32,500 worth of tableware that is, poof, gone.

Have you had an experience with patrons who had sticky fingers? What does your establishment do to stay vigilant for these kinds of situations? Share your story in the comments below.

Balance Pan-Asian Grille, Marco’s named Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Balance Pan-Asian Grille founders honoredThis past weekend in Chicago, Fast Casual honored the brands and executives leading the restaurant industry in growth and innovation during its Top 100 Movers & Shakers gala.

California-based Blaze Pizza took home the top honors during the gala.

Also honored among those Top 76 brands was Balance Pan-Asian Grille, which came in at No. 33, and Marco’s Pizza, which rounded out the top honorees at No. 76. Balance co-founders Prakash Karamchandani and HoChan Jang, seen in the picture at left, were also honored among the Top 24 Executives award winners.

Burkett is proud to be the equipment provider of choice for both Balance and Marco’s and even more proud to see our fellow Toledo-based businesses shining on the national stage.

Congratulations to all the winners, read more about all of them here.

New site, new experience: The best just got better at Burkett

So, you’re probably wondering where we’ve been lately.

We haven’t gone anywhere, we’ve just been, stop us if you’ve heard this before, we’ve been a little busy. At last, we have proof that we really were busy and we’re excited to show off our hard work.

The all new www.Burkett.comWe are proud to unveil an enhanced user experience on Burkett.com. Our new site now offers better visuals, better function and a seamless user experience from click to checkout.

Our customers are too busy running their own businesses and kitchens and this revamped site was designed with that in mind. Simpler interface. Improved photography and videos. A Burkett.com experience like never before.

Burkett. Exceptional service. Every customer. Every time.

Are commercial knives better than conventional?

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You love to cook and there is nothing quite as satisfying as the look of delight on your loved ones’ faces when they take that first bite of a new recipe. However, today’s bustling society makes it more and more difficult to find the time to cook in the home. Your knives may well be adding to the problem and it may be time to replace them with a better option. Read more.

Sani-Safe knives offer professional quality at affordable prices

 

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Dexter Russell manufactures more than 1,500 different knives and utensils in the United States and has been doing so since June 18, 1818. The Southbridge, Massachusetts company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of knives and also the oldest.

For nearly two centuries, Dexter Russell has maintained a tradition of excellence in both material and workmanship that can be seen in its products. Professionals around the globe agree that Dexter Russell produces the broadest line of professional cutlery made by any single manufacturer in the world.

sani_safe-infographicIf you’re in the market for a professional knife, then look no further than Dexter Russell. Their products were built to be tough and long-lasting. They offer a superior blade shape for easier slicing, while also meeting health code standards. Their Sani-Safe knives contain a unique long-lasting high-alloy stainless steel for enhanced sharpness, edge holding, corrosion resistance, and allow for ease of re-sharpening. Blades are manufactured from proprietary DEXSTEEL™ stain-free, high-carbon steel, are individually ground and honed, and excel in commercial use. An impervious blade also offers the utmost sanitary qualification by being stain-free, easy to clean, and by being slip-resistant. The textured, slip-resistant, easy-to-clean polypropylene handles also withstand both high and low temperatures.

Dexter Russell Knives are perfect for any job in any size kitchen setting, whether it be commercial or personal use. Their quality kitchen cutlery isn’t just made to be affordable, but hand honed to provide the ultimate superior edge. These knives come in an array of handle colors, keeping cross-contamination and food allergies at bay. Whether in a restaurant kitchen or home kitchen, Sani-Safe knives are primed to be tough, sanitary, and the workhorse of your cooking.

Burkett Restaurant Equipment carries a wide range of different Dexter Russell knives, cutters, and tools. View our inventory of Burkett Dexter Russell knives and add to your kitchen today.

Save with Used Restaurant Equipment from Burkett

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Refurbished goods are what got us started in this business, and has made Burkett Restaurant Equipment one of the largest and more reputable dealers of pre-owned commercial restaurant equipment in the U.S. It has been our specialty, since 1977!

We’ve created our own “certified” process to bring you the best used equipment on the market. All used equipment comes with a Burkett 90-Day Warranty, and each piece of equipment is given a final certification test before it leaves our building.

For example, our used cooking equipment is put through a series of rigorous tests prior to being available to our customers. We give the utmost attention to the heating elements, as we know the reason behind any good cooking product is the efficiency, fast production, and dependability.

Each item is thoroughly cleaned, detailed, and major cosmetic issues are repaired, and every used equipment purchase is shipped with a Burkett product specific guide that provides you with everything you need to know about your purchase.

Here’s an example of the process we take:

used-hobart-mixerThis used Hobart Dough Mixer was tested by our in-house service technicians. They plugged it in, testing the electrical components to ensure they are working properly, and that no connections were shorted or frayed. They then tested all mechanical and safety parts, including the transmission, gears, and stop/start button, and the gear housing oil was changed. The technicians then added dough to the mixer to ensure that it mixes properly and consistently. This used Hobart D340 Dough Mixer passed all quality control tests and is in good condition.

The used price for this item is $3,995 – a similar sized new Hobart mixer would cost more than $8,000. Your business could save hundreds of dollars by purchasing used restaurant equipment from Burkett!

We currently have an inventory of more than 70 used pieces of equipment in our Perrysburg showroom and online at www.Burkett.com. With so many categories, your business is bound to find the equipment you need at an affordable price.

Want Fries With That? Pitco Fryers Can Handle It!

 

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With low maintenance and cost of ownership, commercial frying equipment from Pitco has been a reliable and versatile leader in the industry for more than 80 years.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Pitco Solstice Series Fryers allow you to cook more product, more efficiently, with an improved operating environment featuring cooler flue temperatures. Each model in the Solstice series is the same depth front to back, so that you can easily order and build a standard battery of fries to meet your unique needs.

pitco-fryer-pit-35cs-2tPitco also designs for serviceability – they’ve reduced the number of parts, and the fryers are serviceable from the front. The filtering process improvements eliminate steps, so that fryers are easier to clean and return to service faster.

The Pitco 35C+S Gas Fryer is perfect for places that serve smaller items, like appetizers, for quick batch cooking and serving. It features stainless steel construction and a welded tank with an extra smooth peened finish for easy cleaning. At 90,000 BTUs this fryer uses long lasting, high temperature alloy stainless steel heat baffles mounted in the heat exchanger tubes for maximum heating efficiency and combustion. It also features a millivolt thermostat to maintain the selected temperature automatically between 200oF (93oC) and 400oF (190oC).

pitco-fryer-pitc-sg18s-2tFor larger frying needs, Pitco Solstice Fryers are available in up to a 90lb gas fryer size. The Pitco SG18S 90lb Gas Fryer features a dependable blower free atmospheric heating system for fast recovery. The Solstice gas fryer comes standard with a millivolt thermostat with a thermo-safety pilot, high temperature safety limit switch.

The unique Solstice burner and baffle design increases cooking production, lowers flue temperature, and improves the working environment.

Take a look at all of the Pitco models that Burkett Restaurant Equipment has available! Many are available to Quick Ship within 3 business days.

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