Strategies and Supplies for Adding Ice Cream to Your Menu

Posted on August 8, 2014
Ice Cream in a dish

Ice cream has topped the list of most popular desserts for a long time and shows no sign of ceding its position to some upstart torte or mini-canelle. Ice cream sales reached 25.1 billion in 2011, and restaurants accounted for 57 percent of those sales. It’s a smart idea to add this easy-seller to your menu, but first take into consideration some strategies and supplies necessary to make your ice cream program a success. Know Your Target ...

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Resurrect Your Drink Menu with a Corpse Reviver

Corpse Reviver Cocktail

No one knows the exact origins of the colloquial figment that drinking more alcohol when you’re hung-over will actually cure it, nor is it proven to be true, but what is true is, hung-over or not, people can’t get enough of cocktails in the morning. A great money maker for the usually low-cost fare of breakfast, morning libations enhance brunch options and are easy upsell items. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are standard practice, but if you’re looking to embellish your A.M. drink menu, try experimenting with corpse revivers.

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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Panna Cotta

Cool, creamy, delicious and dreamy—that’s how I’d describe this crowd pleasing dessert which is oh-too perfect for a summer menu. And if you’re thinking ice cream, you’re wrong. This time, when I scream, we scream, we all scream— it’s for panna cotta.

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Supera Steals: 4-Pocket Cotton Blend Waist Apron

Posted on August 5, 2014
Supera Apron

Simple additions such as this 4-Pocket Cotton Blend Waist Apron from Supera will surely sharpen up the appearance of your servers in a matter of seconds! And it doesn’t stop there - this half-length waist apron will also help keep your staff organized thanks to three large pockets and one small pen pocket. This provides enough space for server books, check books, note pads and more! If you want your staff to have a seamless appearance, dressing them up in a machine washable apron is definitely an investment worth making.

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Ice Cream Riot’s Jim McNutt Talks Business

Jim McNutt of Ice Cream Riot

What happens when a regular guy from Philly opens a killer ice cream shop in Denver? He gets a solid set of regulars and an interview proposition by yours truly. As a new found addict of Ice Cream Riot and its nothing-short-of-awesome variety of ice cream flavors, I wanted to see what made this place so good and get some firsthand business advice from the ice cream master himself, Jim McNutt.

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