Category Archives: Foods & Trends

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,...

by Pitco on September 17, 2022 at 6:55AM

Food has always been integral to modern culture, bringing people together in various situations. In recent years, food trucks have become the de facto method for bringing delicious dishes to the masses. However, these mobile eateries come with various challenges, particularly when it comes to frying. Fortunately, modern fryers can face and overcome these obstacles,...
The restaurant industry has faced several challenges in recent years, and having a diverse, creative menu can put restaurants in a position to succeed in the current environment. One menu item that has risen in popularity recently is the churro. Churros are a dessert native to Mexico that has become very popular in the United...

by Pitco on August 16, 2022 at 11:47PM

When football season is in full swing, sports bars enjoy all the perks of having built-in audiences whenever a game is on. However, when it comes to the biggest game of the year, the best option is to plan ahead with a specific game-day menu. While some locations may decide to serve their regular fare,...
It’s no secret that Americans love fried foods, but while practically anything can be deep-fried to golden perfection (i.e., shrimp, chicken, and even whole turkeys), nothing beats the humble French fry. Fries are a staple on menus across the country, both in casual and upscale restaurants, and they’re one of the best menu options because...
Robotics isn’t usually the first thing to come to mind when thinking about the foodservice industry. However, in the last few years, robotics and automation have made their way into restaurants and commercial kitchens, making service delivery more efficient and reducing the stresses put on staffing. As we’ve seen, the pandemic caused extensive labor shortages,...

by Pitco on July 18, 2022 at 8:35PM

Often seen as a staple of American comfort food, tater tots are a much-loved food. Tater tots deliciously offer the best of both worlds with a crispy, deep-fried exterior and a creamy center. However, the tater tot has not always been the wildly popular menu item they are today. Recent food trends have made the...
There was a time when fried chicken was eaten mostly as a picnic or special occasion food. Nowadays, it’s available in a variety of ways, including the recently ultra-popular fried chicken sandwich.  A trend that seemed destined to fizzle out has continued with no signs of slowing down. How did what began known as ‘the...
In the wake of the pandemic, there has been a drastic increase in the popularity of fried food. With the number of fried options on restaurant menus rising by 5% in the last year, and deep fryer repair calls skyrocketing by 93%, it is safe to say America is experiencing a fried food revolution. However,...