Welcome To My Blog!
I’m Connie Tipton, co-owner of Tipton Equipment Restaurant Supply, (along with my husband Tim), and a full-time foodie. This is where I post tips, recipes and other restaurant musings I find helpful or interesting. Hope you enjoy!
We focus a lot on how having the right equipment can keep your commercial kitchen moving quickly and efficiently. However, it’s not just the equipment that makes the difference in your restaurant’s success. Having proper leadership in your commercial kitchen – and...read more
Are you nervous about buying used kitchen equipment? It’s understandable. After all, restaurants are subject to a lot of regulations, and if something goes wrong you could lose your business. However, there are many times that used kitchen equipment makes perfect...read more
When it comes to serving customers, you leave no stone unturned. You choose the best kitchen equipment, test your recipes, buy the best ingredients, and hire excellent staff. Unfortunately, there’s something that even the savviest restaurant owner often forgets –...read more
Restaurants can always use a fun and playful way to bring in new customers. Did you know that May is National Hamburger Month? Why not use that fact as an entertaining way to bring in new customers? You can offer a special promotion on a hamburger, or feature other...read more
You may think of a fryer as a simple machine with a basket and hot oil. If you do, you don’t quite understand this restaurant equipment. You’re missing out on the enormous range of different fryers available! The truth is there are four very different types of...read more
It’s starting to get hot out there, and as summer approaches you should be thinking about how to promote your cold food and drink offerings. Each store will have different foodservice equipment, but if you don’t have a frozen drink machine, you should seriously...read more
As we move into May, it’s time to start thinking about ramping up your summer sales. One of the key focuses can be the cold case in your store. This piece of foodservice equipment can really boost your bottom line. A cold case gives you an opportunity to display...read more
Keeping food safe and sanitary is vital for any restaurant. A lot foodborne illness isn’t the result of the food itself, but rather a misuse of restaurant equipment that causes contamination. A breading station is a piece of equipment that has a lot of opportunity for...read more
Restaurants are about so much more than just food. From the setting and layout of your restaurant to your choice of colors, it takes a lot more than an appealing menu to keep diners coming back for more. When setting up your restaurant, booths and chairs are important...read more
The right foodservice equipment is pivotal to the efficiency of your kitchen. One of the most important types of foodservice equipment for any kitchen is the work table. With limited room on countertops available for your food prep needs, the cooking process can drag...read more