5 Healthy Tips for Eating Out with Kids

Many families eat healthy at home. Eating out? That’s a whole other story. The trouble with eating out is that food-to-go is often greasy, has low nutritional value, and can contain hidden ingredients. Quik n’ Crispy has a few tips to help! Make eating out healthy with these suggestions for National Nutrition Month.

5 Healthy Tips for Eating Out with Kids

  1. Set expectations. Eating out can be a major feat or a big treat, depending on where you go, what you eat, and whether or not your kids are picky eaters. Make sure your kids know which dinnertime rules still apply when eating at a restaurant or snack bar.
  2. three boys eating pizzaLook at the menu at home. What’s an easy way to make sure your child finds the right meal? Check out the options beforehand. Chicken tenders, fish sticks, and corn dogs are great options for kids. Want to make sure they get their greens? Try breaded veggies for a tasty twist on a nutritious meal.
  3. Balanced meals. French fries may be delicious, but don’t default to the potato option if your kids have a carb or starch heavy entree. Pair healthy entrees with a treat on the side and stick to fruit cups to balance a richer main dish.
  4. Choose wisely. Some eateries serve every meal dripping in grease. Others have healthier versions of kid-friendly foods like chicken tenders. Restaurants with a Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryer can serve your kid’s favorite meals with 20% to 40% less fat and calories per serving.
  5. Consider portions. Unless they’re going through a growth spurt, there’s a good chance your kids will leave plenty on their plate. Make sure they eat the main course before digging into their side of mac and cheese.

What’s your child’s favorite meal to eat out? Share a picture with us on Facebook!

Teach Kids to Get Moving!

Childhood obesity is something that we see more and more every day. It’s an epidemic that has grown rapidly over the years. Research shows that the problem of childhood obesity will continue to climb if something isn’t done. Childhood obesity isn’t something that kids should have to deal with, and they definitely shouldn’t have to deal with it on their own. There are a lot of healthy habits for kids parents can teach their children. There are also so many ways to get kids active and encourage healthier habits at home, cooking healthy meals and encouraging family exercise to help fight childhood obesity.

Get Moving! Campaign

girl eating watermelonMichelle Obama spent years promoting fun ways for kids to get fit with the Let’s Move! campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to help America’s children become active participants in their own health. With regular active play and healthy eating habits, kids have a better chance of fighting against childhood obesity. Educating kids about the risks of unhealthy habits also spreads awareness about the dangers of childhood obesity and how to fight it.

When kids learn to make healthy food choices, they’ll carry those skills with them into adulthood. Parents, teachers, and members of the community have a responsibility to educate children about the tools available to help them make healthier choices. Promoting childhood health will help kids now and throughout their adult lives.

The Let’s Move! campaign also focuses on physical activity. It’s important for kids to stay active. If children can get moving for just 60 minutes every day, it will go a long way to helping them stay at a healthy weight.

Childhood obesity is a serious problem, but the solution is clear. If you want to learn how to help fight childhood obesity, reach out to QNC, Inc.

The Problem of School Food Waste

School cafeteria food waste is a serious issue across the country. Recent campaigns have attempted to solve this problem, but they’re still a major issue in public schools, especially ones with younger children. One of the best ways to reduce school food waste is to educate children on healthy eating, proper portion sizes, and the importance of not wasting food. Kids should be taught to about the value of good nutrition. This will help encourage them to form healthy habits and think harder about the food on their plate (and how often it goes to waste). Educators are vital in promoting healthy cafeteria lunches and teaching kids about nutrition.

What can teachers do to spark more interest in nutrition with their students? Quik n’ Crispy has a few tips:

  1. students with school lunchesIf school kids don’t like meal choices, change the lunch menu options. Get some feedback about the foods students like and dislike. Add healthier versions of their favorite food items to the school lunch menu to limit food waste.
  2. Encourage students to try out new foods. Teachers should promote the benefits of healthy lunch menu items to their classes.
  3. Teach students about the importance of nutrition, and why it’s essential for their good health. Teaching about nutrition and healthy food choices can be incorporated into school projects. Assign the kids homework that involves planning a healthy meal, and ask students to bring the meal to class as a fun, interactive project. They can trade items from their meals with other kids in the class to create new, healthy lunch options.

School food waste is a problem that can be fixed. Want to serve healthy school meals the kids won’t want to throw away? Call Quik n’ Crispy for more information on our ventless fryer.

Share the Love: Preparing Your Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

Make this Valentine's Day extra special with Quik n' Crispy!

The Valentine’s Day season is a popular time for travel, and folks on vacation love to create memories of their journey by “checking-in” at restaurants on social media. Everyone is a possible critic in today’s high tech world, and restaurants live and die by the online review. There are countless ways to improve service, but if you’re a restauranteur looking to provide the ultimate dining experience for your guests, nothing is better than connecting emotionally with each person that walks through the door. Preparing your restaurant for Valentine’s Day by adding a Quik n’ Crispy commercial fryer to your kitchen is a great way to create an experience vacationing lovers will rave about.

The Way to Their Heart…

is through the palette, of course. The Quik n’ Crispy Hot-Air Fryer prepares meals faster than conventional frying without the unhealthy grease, so customers at your establishment can enjoy a delicious, quick date meal and leave feeling sexy.

Waiting is the Hardest Part…

Any good restaurant manager knows the only wait time that matters is the one customers have to endure after they order. Valentine’s Day lovers will stand in line smooching until the cows come home, but after their order is placed the real countdown begins. Adding a Quik n’ Crispy fryer to your kitchen arsenal can significantly reduce wait times, helping your customers feel the love, and not the burn of a long wait.

Share the Love…

Keeping a fully staffed kitchen after peak times is an unnecessary waste of money. A Quik n’ Crispy fryer makes providing fast, great tasting meals more affordable for restaurant owners by cutting down on labor costs, rendering this piece of equipment a must have for the cost-conscious restauranteur.

Healthy foods to help customers keep New Year’s resolutions

new-years-eve-1664737_1280Healthy eating should always be one of the most important of all New Year’s resolutions at the top of the list. Why is that? Because, to be perfectly honest, nothing is as crucial as making sure you are guarding your health and heart. How can you do this? Please read on. You will be happy you did.

Taking charge of your health can begin at any time of the year. However, the New Year is the best time to make a move, because it means a clean slate and a whole new start to a much healthier body and heart. How can you make healthy eating happen? You should:

*Start with a clean slate. Get your pantry clean and organized. Get rid of any junk food, sugary things, and all things bad.

*Be truthful with yourself and your better health goal. Make sure to eat fruits and veggies every day.

*Cook more and cook healthier. Develop healthy recipes and find ways to cook food with less fat and grease in them.

Do you have customers that need healthy foods and need to keep their New Year’s resolutions? If the answer is yes, there is a greaseless commercial fryer that can help. You can assist your customers in getting healthy and staying healthy with the Quik n’ Crispy.

What are the benefits that this special hot air and greaseless fryer does have? They are:

*The Quik n’ Crispy makes delicious food that is 20% to 40% less fat and grease free

*Clearly gives businesses the “healthy” edge in the New Year

Want to make a New Year’s resolution for better food service that’s all good and then some? Quick N’ Crispy can make it happen. Do get the good health on and go to http://q-n-c.com/ to find out how!

Attract Holiday Diners with Savory Chicken Dishes

Nothing beats the comfort of a home-cooked holiday meal, but food prepared in a Quik n’ Crispy comes close. It preserves the flavor, juiciness, and texture of meats and sides without the hours slaving over the stove. And with 1 in 10 people eating out on Christmas Eve, holiday menus are a must for food service businesses. As you prepare your holiday menus this year, don’t forget to add hearty chicken dishes to the selection. No other commercial fryer can prepare chicken that tastes homemade in a fraction of the time.

Savory Chicken Dishes for the Holidays

The Quick n’ Crispy cooks a variety of chicken dishes to perfection. Serve up crispy, juicy fried chicken, succulent chicken breasts and drumsticks, and tasty chicken sandwiches from these QNC’s food partners.

  • The Brakebush Brothers offer a selection of wings, cutlet, strips, nuggets, and patties with spices, glazes, breading, or plain. Try their fully-cooked chicken fillets with grill-marks or their honey-touched chicken dinners for a tasty, elegant holiday meal.
  • glazed chicken with friesPierce Foods has breaded chicken, herb marinated pieces, sweet-and-smokey selections, marinated or breaded fillets, sticks, strips, cutlets, patties, nuggets, and even chicken tenderloins. Your customers will never guess they’re so easy to fry and serve—they taste that good!
  • Tyson Foods, Inc is a well-known partner, and for good reason. In addition to fried and natural style thighs, breasts, and drumsticks, they offer a wide range of glazed chicken. A few of our favorites are the oriental glazed wings, Wings of Fire, jumbo BBQ wings, lemon pepper fillets, and Italian fillets.

No holiday meal would be complete without savory sides. To round out your 2017 menu, view Quik n’ Crispy’s 34-page menu.

Increasing Your Business’s Community Engagement

communityCommunity engagement can play a huge part in the success of a business and at Quik n’ Crispy, we enjoy promoting positive work ethics and culture habits, especially for our current customers so we’ve put together 5 ways your business can become involved in your local community.  


Donate to Charity

Donating to local charities is a good way to enhance your reputation and attract more socially conscious customers. This could be an animal shelter or a program for at-risk youth – any organization whose goals and values are closely aligned with your own.

Get Directly Involved

Volunteer with community groups, donating some of your time and expertise to community development projects. Honest, face-to-face interaction between your employees and local residents helps to build trust, forge new relationships and distinguish you from competitors.

Sponsor a Community Event

Sponsoring community events can be a great way to get your logo and other branding materials in front of a large, captive audience. There are many ways to achieve this – in broadcast media, on advertising materials such as signs and billboards, and on uniforms.

Attend Community Events

Community events are great ways to promote your brand and products in a fun, relaxed environment.

Be Active On Social Media

A presence on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites can also be a great community engagement strategy. And publishing simple videos to YouTube can demonstrate your expertise in your industry – especially ‘how to’ videos.

For more information about our products and services at Quik n’ Crispy, visit our website or give us a call at (972) 669-8993. Are you a current QNC customer? Rate and share your experience with our products and staff in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

QNC Makes The News!

newsThis year has been great for the Quik n’ Crispy team and recently, our product made the news! One of our customers, “Vidor ISD” bought 18 of our greaseless fryers and distributed them across their six campuses. The headline read “ Vidor gives an extra crunch to cafeteria foods with new ‘air fryers’.” The news story aired in Vidor, Tx on October 11, 2016, on News ABC 12. It was said that our product provides vendors with the same fried taste and crunch without the additional grease, fat, and calories. If you haven’t seen it, take a look at the video below!

The Quik n’ Crispy team is extremely thankful for this opportunity and we look forward to the possibilities this exposure will bring. If you’re looking to take your family entertainment center or venue to the next level, order your Quik n’ Crispy greaseless air fryer online, today! Our greaseless fryers will cook your favorite fried foods like fries, corn dogs and egg rolls to crispy perfection without one drop of grease! With our product, you’ll be able to serve healthier food with the same crispy taste. Are you curious to know how you can order your greaseless air fryer? Visit our website for payment and purchasing information.

 
For more information about our product at Quik n’ Crispy, visit our website or give us a call at (972) 669-8993. Are you a current Quik n’ Crispy customer? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always love to hear from you!

Tips For Expanding Your Menu

restaurant Are you new to the family entertainment center looking to expand your menu options? Are you unsure of where you should start? Check out these easy tips the Quik n’ Crispy team has put together to help expand your menu and revenue.

Listen to your customers.

Want to know what your customers would love to munch? No one knows your market better than your clients, so leave comment cards by the register, write down questions people have about the menu or ask your regular customers what foods they’d like to see offered.

Learn from the pros.

The family entertainment center industry constantly grows more everyday. Network with other professionals in the industry in order to gain business tips.

Become involved.

Family entertainment centers take pride in providing a safe place to build community and spend time with friends. Capture this by catering to your community’s unique flavor by introducing local favorites to your concession menu.

Share your knowledge.

Share your wisdom with the family entertainment industry. Some of the best improvements to the Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer have come from frank conversations with our customers. Share your suggestions with fellow rink owners, entertainment industry professionals, and the QNC team. Then make the most of customer-inspired additions like the Quik n’ Crispy pizza basket.

With these tips, you’ll be on the way to expanding your menu in no time and ultimately expanding your business.  


For more information about our products at Quik n’ Crispy, visit our website or give us a call at (972) 669-8993. Are you a current Quik n’ Crispy customer? Rate and share your experience with our products and team in the review section of our Facebook page today. We enjoy hearing from you!

Cut Your Cost By Going Healthy

cut your costsAt Quik n’ Crispy, we understand that for owners of small local businesses, financing and cost returns for our greaseless fryers are just as important as the flaky, juicy crispness of the chicken tenders it produces. QNC offers a 10% discount for buyers at trade shows, and we’re happy to extend the offer to future buyers who offer a deposit. For those exploring their options, leasing and purchasing both return significant profits.

Purchasing

The price of the your greaseless fryer depends on the model you need for your venue.  Whether it’s a snack bar, cafeteria or arena. Both units include a one-year warranty on parts, a two-year warranty on the electronic controller and 90 days of free labor and maintenance- you can’t beat that!. We accept cash, check, and most major credit cards, so your purchase is quick and hassle free.

Leasing

Financing is an affordable option for owners of smaller businesses. With an initial payment of under $200, it takes only $2.50 per day in profits to pay for the Quik n’ Crispy in 60 months. You can apply for a lease if you have satisfactory banking and credit history and provide trade references.

Revenue  

Our greaseless fryer is an investment that collects returns immediately. With the lower cost of insurance, fewer necessary supplies, and lower labor costs, the unit generally pays for itself within 6 months. Owners of our greaseless fryers can take advantage of special pricing with any of our food processing partners.

For more information about our products, visit our website or give us a call at (972) 669-899.

Are you a current QNC customer? Rate and share your experience with our products and team in the review section of our Facebook page today. We love hearing from you!