by Pitco on December 1, 2022 at 6:14AM

Americans really do love their cheese! Over the past decade, per capita consumption of cheese has increased by 19 percent. So restaurants are wise to include cheese dishes on their menu. All the better if it’s fried cheese that’s served up fried and melty. Fried Cheese And Why Everyone Loves It Fried cheese dishes feel...

by Pitco on November 30, 2022 at 6:13AM

Many people have been to sporting events and concerts recently, noticing that many concession stands have non-traditional stadium options. But that doesn’t mean that fried stadium food is going away. Stadiums need to have a diverse array of options, and that means there are plenty of opportunities to include fried choices. As a result, every...
With more and more people returning to celebrating the holidays with groups of friends and family, restaurants are experimenting with holiday party catering to offer pre-made meals and a-la-carte to-go options. By catering delicious appetizers, meals, and desserts for holiday parties, many restaurants can see an increase in profits during November and December.  Restaurants considering...

by Pitco on November 3, 2022 at 5:44PM

Anyone who has spent time along the Gulf Coast understands that fried seafood is a critical part of local culinary traditions. It is also a major driver of the local economy, meaning that fried seafood is popular and profitable. Even though many people associate fried seafood with the beach towns scattered along the southeastern coast,...

by Pitco on October 31, 2022 at 5:30PM

Restaurant owners and operators have been very comfortable using gas equipment for a long time. Gas equipment is powerful, efficient, and proven, but gas is starting to fall out of favor in the foodservice world as electric cooking equipment becomes more popular. In large part, gas equipment is being replaced by electric equipment because of...
During the holiday season, the most popular day to go out for lunch is Black Friday. Forty-five percent of Black Friday shoppers reported hitting up a lunch spot the day after Thanksgiving, and it makes sense. Many people are tired of cooking from the process that is Thanksgiving Dinner. Plus, all that shopping can work...
With approximately 942.5 million servings of chicken wings consumed in 2019 alone, it is safe to say wings are an American sports bar staple. The overwhelming popularity of this savory snack can be attributed to chicken wings’ delicious crispy skin and finger food status, which makes them perfect for parties and bars. Another beloved aspect...
Uncertainty in the world, such as that brought about by the pandemic, has inspired people to seek comfort and familiarity in their lives. Fried food will do the trick! These comfort foods often remind people of simpler times, and with many fried foods having ties to particular regions, they often make people think of home....

by Pitco on September 26, 2022 at 7:01PM

Fall is officially here, and that means Oktoberfest celebrations are underway around the country and the world. Oktoberfest celebrates Bavarian traditions, such as drinking German beers, wearing traditional German clothing such as dirndls and lederhosen, and listening to traditional German musical performances. It also means eating lots of scrumptious fried German fare! Oktoberfest Facts You...
Any fan of Mexican food is likely familiar with the chimichanga, but the reality is not many people know how they were invented. Many don’t know that they’re not really Mexican. Most culinary historians suggest this delectable dish was accidentally created in the United States. We’ll get to the history of the chimichanga in bit,...