• Manufacturers Spotlight

    Groen – a Brief History

    Groen The Groen story begins with Fred Groen, an immigrant and journeyman coppersmith who, in the 1890s, began a business fabricating tanks and repairing brewery and distillery equipment.  In 1907, he incorporated the company that still bears his name in Elk Grove, Ill., which then was focused on the production of high-quality copper kettles and pressure vessels designed for industrial processors. From its inception in 1907, Groen became known for product innovation and quality.  For instance, during World War II, copper became a scarce commodity.  So, the company developed the first stainless steel-jacketed kettle, which revolutionized the industry.  Groen made kettles for use on ships during World War II.  In…

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    Wine Preservation With Eye Appeal

    Limited square footage is a challenge in restaurants today, and this lack of space can significantly impact wine storage capabilities. Operators seeking attractive, space-saving and convenient red and white wine storage options for the front or back of house had limited options that didn’t check all the boxes. With Perlick’s Wine Column Refrigeration, that is no longer the case as operators can now expand up. Requiring just four square feet of space, this high-capacity 84-inch-high wine storage solution’s styling, amenities and finishing options make it an ideal addition for all types of dining and drinking establishments. And best of all, its groundbreaking design allows operations to take full advantage of…

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    Groen Takes the Guesswork out of Braising

    Groen is pleased to introduce the very first Cook 2 Temp controls w/ probe for braising pans and kettles. The Advanced and Cook2Temp controls have a digital display for better visibility, plus low and high temperature pre-sets and a 1-minute-to-10-hour digital timer that allow less experienced operators to execute exactly what is expected without the guesswork. Download the product flyer here.

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    2020 Beverage Trends

    Keep your cocktail game on point. Check out this drink forecast for 2020 from our friends at Perlick. Leaves are falling, pumpkin spice is on the brain and craft cocktail drinkers are switching from clear to dark. For many in the beverage industry, the start of fall means the kickoff of 2020 drink menu planning. While some popular trends from 2019 are expected to continue into 2020, we expect new trends to emerge in the New Year, meaning your menus could see some substantial changes in the coming months. Continue reading…