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!

Increase Your Business Revenue in 2018!

The turn of the year isn’t just a good time to make personal resolutions–it’s also a great time for business owners to take stock and reassess goals and strategies. One of the tastiest ways to do that is to invest in the Quik n’ Crispy line of products! How can the QnC help increase your business revenue in 2018?plated food in kitchen

First of all, if you want to sell food, consider the investment and time-commitment of a full kitchen and trained staff versus that of the QnC. Your business won’t need a dedicated room or any fancy equipment to serve restaurant-quality treats, just a QnC, a freezer, and a cash register to ring up all your profits!

The QnC is not only affordable, it’s also simple and easy to operate. No intense training is needed. Plus, since there’s so much less oil, it’s not only healthier for your customers, it’s safer for the operator and better for the environment. Aren’t you tired of smelling all that grease? That’s not a problem with the QnC!

Don’t think that a greaseless fryer will limit your menu, either. In fact, the opposite is true. You can cook hundreds of items in our line of fryers, including the most popular bar foods in the US, many with 50% to 70% profit margins! QnC owners have found that food sales can become 20-23% of the total revenue at their center with a relatively small upfront capital investment. Typical payback occurs in three months or less.

If you’re looking for an easy way to increase your revenue in 2018 (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) consider a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

New Year, New Menu Design

The design of the menu may not seem all that important, but it can make a huge impact on how customers place food orders. Think about it: this is often their first impression of the foods you offer. Whatever customers think of your menu will subconsciously transfer to what they think of your food. With the new year approaching, it’s a great time evaluate your menu and refresh its look. Here are some tips for an eye-catching menu design.

    • Be Logical. Most menus are laid out in the general order that food is eaten, from appetizers to desserts. The easier it is for customers to find what they want, the easier it is for them to order more.
    • Keep It Simple, Silly. Whether in terms of your graphic design or your language, don’t overload your customers. Draw attention to the items you want to highlight using symbols and icons, but remember that if everything is highlighted, nothing is.
    • Get Professional Help. It can be tempting to make a lot of restaurant work DIY, but there are some instances where a little outside assistance can mean a huge boost. Hiring a graphic designer to put together an attractive, appetizing menu will go a long way towards increasing your sales.

Don’t forget that great menu will only go so far–you also need great food to sell! That’s where the Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryers come in. Check out our FAQ and our menus to see all the tasty options you can provide for your customers, with less fat and calories but all the taste!

Holiday Treats in the Quik n’ Crispy!

This time of year is all about food, and especially desserts! Here at Quik n’ Crispy we’re so excited for all the tasty sweets in our future. We’ll all start dieting in January anyway, right? You can bet your customers are also excited about seasonal goodies. Cater to their excitement with some of our favorite selection of sweets that can be prepared in the Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryers!

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  • If cinnamon and sugar are your taste of choice, try the ten inch churros from J&J Snack Foods. A warm chocolate or raspberry dipping sauce will make this treat even more festive.
  • For an easy, hand-held treat that will warm hands as well as bellies, try the classic fruit turnovers by Lamb-Weston. These delicious goodies come in apple and cherry, so your customers can choose their favorite seasonal fruit.
  • For even more variety, consider offering the Stuff n Puff crispy, stuffed bite-sized triangles. These come in so many flavors: cream cheese and apple, Bavarian cream, strawberry, apple, raspberry, and cherry. You’ll be able to cater to every preference!

That’s not all that you can prepare in the QnC, of course! We’ve tested hundreds of items in our greaseless fryers. This is just a sampling of some of our favorites. Check out our full menu here and experiment ‘till you find your customers’ favorites. If you’d rather skip straight to the best stuff (and who could blame you during the holidays?) all the desserts are on page 34! When you cook in the Quik n’ Crispy, your customers get less of the unhealthy stuff but all the taste!

Increase Profits with the Most Profitable Bar Foods

You already know that Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryers will give your customers healthier, tastier options while being easier for your employees. But what about cost? Let’s talk profits! We’ve done a lot of research into this; check out the top 5 most profitable bar items you can cook with a Quik n’ Crispy.

  • onion rings and wingsCheese Sticks. Did you know customers in the US eat an average of 23 pounds of cheese per person, per year? And really, who can blame us? Cheese is delicious, especially when it’s encased in crispy, golden-brown breading. According to our research, you should be able to secure $1.73 in profit margin per serving of cheese sticks, which is a pretty tidy sum given the popularity of these appetizers.
  • Char-Broiled Hamburger. What’s more American than a burger? Try a $1.40 profit margin. And yes, the Quik n’ Crispy can grill burgers!
  • Chicken Patty Sandwich. Breaded chicken sandwiches are just better when they’re not oozing oil everywhere. You should be able to secure a $1.30 profit margin per sandwich!
  • Onion Rings. Nothing ruins a delicious, crispy onion ring faster than soggy breading and grease. Air fryers make that a thing of the past, so you can focus on the $1.25 profit margin per order.
  • Mini Corn Dogs. Not only are they delicious, they’re also adorable! They’re also profitable, bringing in about $1.20 per order.

For more information on QnC’s methodology and research, click here. And of course, don’t limit yourself to these options–there are hundreds of items you can cook in the Quik n’ Crispy!