3 Ways to Create a Healthy Work Environment

employeeBy now, you likely already know the incredible benefits of a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer. To recap, they are easy to use, safe and mess-free, much healthier than grease fryers, and increase your revenue substantially. Purchasing a greaseless fryer is one of the ways you can create a healthy work environment.

Here are a few more tips to consider:

Let Your Team Know They’re Valued

Kitchen employees have a tough job. They work long hours and have the important responsibility of creating food for hungry customers. It’s important to contribute to the team’s morale by letting them know they are valued. This could take shape in different ways. A few ideas to help your team feel valued include prizes, team member of the month award, free meals, and paid time off.

Be Approachable

You’re the boss, but it’s important to let your team members know that you’re available to discuss their concerns. When you are approachable, more team members will feel comfortable speaking with you about a concern or question they have. Making time for your employees is a great way to increase employee retention and loyalty.

Be Dedicated to Healthy Foods

When your employees know that the food they are creating is healthy and will benefit customers, their overall work ethic and dedication to delivering quality food will be high. When a person morally agrees with a product or service, they perform above and beyond. One of the ways you can ensure your food is healthy and your employees are proud of the food they create is by purchasing a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer. When you use an air fryer, the food is produced with 20-40% less fat and fewer calories than food from a deep fryer!

Are you ready to create a healthy work environment for your facility? Contact us today with your questions!

Make Summer Hot at Your Family Entertainment Center

Now that summer break is right around the corner, how is your family entertainment center going to take advantage of all the free time kids have? This could be the opportunity to make up the for the slower days of winter! Check out some summer marketing ideas for your family entertainment center:

First of all, increase your operating hours. The longer you’re open, especially during the week, the more business you’ll be able to bring in from kids who are suddenly at loose ends. Market your business as a safe, clean, convenient place for parents to drop their kids for a few hours of mid-day fun, and of course, make sure you train your staff to back that up.

If you have the staff, why not offer a weekday summer camp? Parents will be thrilled to find another option to keep their kids entertained, and you’ll have a guaranteed crowd. Consider offering daily and weekly rates, and sibling discounts. The more flexible you can be, the more likely parents are to choose your camp over all the others in town.

Finally, refresh your concession stand! It’s hot outside, so look to popsicles, fried ice cream, and slushies to keep customers cool and refreshed. The Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer can help here–check out our menu (desserts start on page 34) for ideas, and don’t be afraid to ask your customers what they’d like to snack on while they’re having fun. The QnC can fry, grill, bake, and more–you’ll be able to prepare summer treats for everyone.

Hospitals and Health Centers Love the QnC

The Quik n’ Crispy isn’t just making food service easier for restaurants and family entertainment centers. Hospitals and health facilities around the country are switching to the QnC for tastier, healthier food options with less grease. Here’s why:

First of all, the QnC produces undeniably healthier options. Your health center is all about promoting well-being; why continue to serve your employees, patients, and their families with greasy, fattier food? Not only does it run counter to your mission, but it doesn’t look good. Who hasn’t walked into a hospital cafeteria and wondered why everything in it was so bad for you (or worse, why there was a fast food joint on the premises)?

Of course, sometimes all people care about is taste, and the calorie and fat reduction is just a bonus. A QnC unit simply produces tastier options than grease fryers. Once people land in a healthcare facility they’re probably feeling stressed, unhappy, or worse. Lift their spirits a bit by providing food that’s crispy, delicious, and not swimming in grease.

If your hospital is struggling financially, you’re not alone. A QnC unit is cost-efficient and easy to clean, so you can devote more of the budget to the things that really matter. Check out some ways to make the most of your QnC. It’s also safer for your staff–you don’t want your employees to wind up as your patients, do you?

No matter why you choose a Quik n’ Crispy unit for your healthcare center, rest assured knowing that we’re here to help. Contact us with any questions–we want to make sure your business succeeds!

How to Spring Clean Your Small Business

Spring cleaning isn’t just good for your Quik n’ Crispy unit–your company could also use some refreshment! Spring is a good time to take stock of your small business and see what’s working, versus what you might need to correct. Check out some ways to spring clean your small business.

  • Update your online presence. Is your website informative, easy to navigate, and up-to-date? Do you have any staff keeping up with your business’ social media? Does anyone who works for you even know what social media is? The internet is how we communicate nowadays, so make sure that your web presence is helping you, not hurting.
  • Think about your staff. Do your staff members feel empowered to make your customer experience the best it can be? Are they familiar with policies and goals? Does anyone need retraining, extra guidance, recognition, or even a raise or promotion?
  • Look at your office. Clean all the little places that you normally ignore–behind the printer, under the file cabinet, between the keys on the keyboard. Organize and secure your files, especially those with sensitive information like employee files. And don’t stop at physical cleaning. How does your business email look?

Finally, check your menu! Even if you updated your menu for the new year, it’s always best to keep on top of food service options. This is a great time to consider a Quik n’ Crispy unit (or an additional unit) to really up your food service game in the spring, summer, and beyond.

Make the Most of Your Concession Stand

A concession stand can make or break your skating rink or bowling alley. It won’t help your sales if your customers have to leave to feed themselves! Here are some tips for successfully running a concession stand at your family entertainment center.

First of all, advertise. If your customers and potential customers don’t know you serve food, they can’t get excited about it. Make sure to advertise not only that you have food, but also what kind of food you serve–are you mostly serving light snacks or more hearty meals? Customers will want to know so they can plan accordingly.

When planning your menu, select options that can be cooked quickly, so you avoid long lines of cranky customers waiting for food. It’s a good idea to cater to health-conscious customers by providing and advertising healthful options. A Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer will help with both of these–not only is fast and easy, it cooks foods with 20-40% fewer calories and fat than traditional grease frying. And foods will be just as tasty and crispy as they always are!

Once you get your QnC, make sure you make the most of it. Pick foods with a high profit margin, look into second (or even third) units, and make sure your employees are clear on how to clean the QnC to prevent flavor transfer. A good concession stand will bring your family entertainment center to the next level. Your customers will love it, and your business will reap the benefits!

Spring Cleaning Your Quik n’ Crispy

Spring is here, and you know what that means: it’s time for spring cleaning! Your Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer is quick and easy to clean because there’s so much less oil than a traditional fryer, but there are still steps you should follow to make sure it’s clean for your customers and safe for you and your employees.Quik n' Crispy Air Fryer

First of all, are you cleaning your cooking basket and drip tray after each use? If you’ve neglected that, or just need a little refresher, check out the instructions here, starting on page 21. You’ll follow the same steps at the end of each day, plus a few additional steps meant to give your unit a more in-depth cleaning.

Deep cleaning a QnC unit basically means taking it apart, but don’t panic. There aren’t that many pieces, and we’ve put a lot of study and work into the design to make it easier to work with. Remove the following: oven basket assembly, drip tray, removable front panel, air plenum, and rear splashguard. Scrub them appropriately (see the PDF for detailed instructions) and either soak overnight or run them through a commercial dishwasher. Voila! Your QnC is good as new.

When followed properly and consistently, these cleaning steps will prevent buildup, damage, flavor transfer, and general grossness. Make it part of your business’ closing routine and make sure all your employees know how to do it–why not print out the pages of the manual and post it in your kitchen? With a little elbow grease, you’ll be able to and enjoy your Quik n’ Crispy for years to come!

Make the Most of Your Quik N’ Crispy!

Now that you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer, how do you make the most of it? Reap all the benefits by trying these tips.

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Don’t get stuck in a menu rut. Try offering different foods from our menu to see which work best for your business. And don’t guess–go straight to the source! Ask your customers what they like best, especially if you have regulars. There are many profitable options, but only you can tell what will benefit your business most.  

Now that you’re offering a healthier option, advertise it! Tell customers and potential customers that you’re using a greaseless fryer, so your “fried” foods are just as tasty (or even tastier) but are way better for them. With so many people seeking healthier food options, a 20-40% reduction in calories and fat content is a huge selling point for your food service. Let everyone know that your business is a cut above the rest.

And finally, why not get a second unit? For high-volume food service, investing in a second unit will let you cook double the food in the same amount of time. Serve more customers more quickly and benefit everyone: your staff, your customers, and your bottom line!

Remember, the only limit with a QnC greaseless fryer is your imagination. Don’t hesitate to check out our FAQ, or contact us with questions about how the QnC can benefit you, and how you can make the most of it!

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Quik n’ Crispy!

We talk a lot about our greaseless fryers here, and with good reason: we think they’re a great addition to any business. This month, we thought we’d go a little deeper. Here are 3 things you might not know about the Quik N’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer!

  1. quik n' crispy skate expoWe offer lease programs! The investment pays off quickly for most business owners, but if you’re not in the position to purchase a QnC right now, you can easily lease one! Give your business a boost while saving up to purchase your own greaseless fryer. Typically, we’ll get back to you regarding your leasing application within 24 hours. Rates do fluctuate, but they generally come to about $2.50 per day. You’ll earn that back in a single sale!
  2. Are you worried about maintenance? Don’t be. We offer a service plan to give you peace of mind. Is your business open late or early in the morning (or both)? Our plan includes phone support 24 hours a day to diagnose and repair QnC units at any time. We know food service is an around-the-clock business, so you’ll never have to wait for “normal” business hours.
  3. We also offer rebates! That’s right; with the purchase of any Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer, you receive back up to $931 in free food and monetary rebates. Of these, up to $430 are direct cash rebates!

When you’re ready to get your own Quik N’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer, don’t hesitate! Contact us and let’s get your business on the road to greater success, greater profit margins, lower fat, and tastier foods!

Visit Us at One of Many Upcoming Tradeshows!

healthy foodThe team at Quik n’ Crispy is excited to catch up with all of you at our upcoming tradeshows! We would love to talk to you about our greaseless fryers, discuss the latest and greatest in food service, and offer samples of delicious food.

If you have any questions about greaseless fryers, please contact us today.

Over the next few months, we’ll be visiting Virginia, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, and Illinois! Will we see you at one of the tradeshows? Check out where we’ll be!

Herndon, Virginia

Las Vegas, Nevada

Denton, Texas

St. Louis, Missouri

Chicago, Illinois

San Antonio, Texas

  • June 17 – 20: Texas Association of School Nutrition (TASN) Annual Conference)at Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center

Quik n’ Crispy will have a booth setup, and we will answer all of your questions about our greaseless fryers. Additionally, we’ll be offering special financing deals if you want to purchase one of our amazing fryers!

Our team is so excited to see you at a tradeshow this year. Until then, discover how you can increase your business revenue in 2018!

Healthier Facilities in 2018 with a Quik n’ Crispy

The beginning of the year is commonly seen as a time for change, renewal, and self-improvement. Every January, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions–and around 20% of them resolve to eat healthier, get in better shape, lose weight, or somehow improve their physical fitness. If your facility is looking for a way to help your students or employees achieve their goals, eat better, and get over some of the post-holiday blues, it might be time to invest in a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer!

Whether you’re serving food at a hospital, a school or university, an assisted living facility, a daycare, or an employee cafeteria, food options with 20-40% less fat and calories that are still tasty and comforting will boost morale. Your employees will know you are committed to their health and wellbeing and will feel valued. Parents, adult children, and other caregivers will rest easier as they understand that their loved ones are getting healthier options without sacrificing quality and taste. In many cases taste actually improves–did you know the QnC greaseless fryers actually cook up a crispier exterior than traditional oil fryers? It can even handle frozen pizza, pretzels, and baking hot sandwiches. Plus, since there’s less oil, it’s safer for the environment and your kitchen staff!

No matter what kind of facility you manage, a little extra consideration for patients, students, employees, and others can only help your success. Make the commitment to a healthier, happier, and tastier facility this year with a QnC greaseless fryer!