Shake Up Your Bar Food

When people think of bar food, “healthy” is probably not what comes to mind. With the Quick ‘n Crispy Greaseless Fryer, you can change that! Here are five well-known bar foods to make healthier by switching from your old oil fryer to our air fryer:

  • French fries. By some accounts, Americans eat two million tons of fries as a country every year! That’s an average of 30 pounds per person! With just a 20% reduction from our greaseless fryer, your customers would save about 72 calories per serving.
  • Cheese sticks. The best part about fried mozzarella sticks is the crispy breading contrasting with the gooey cheese inside, but with a traditional oil fryer, your cheese sticks may wind up soggy instead of golden brown. Switching to a Quick ‘n Crispy Greaseless Fryer means less oil and more crispy goodness!
  • Wings. Americans eat about 1.25 billion chicken wings just during the Super Bowl! It’s especially important to cook chicken all the way through, but that also makes it easy to overcook. If you’re using a deep fat fryer, overcooked chicken wings will be oily and sloppy as well as tough. A Quick n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer will save your customers calories and fat, and save you worry about the quality of your food.hot soft pretzel
  • Hot dogs. The Quick n’ Crispy also grills! Perfectly grilled hot dogs are a great addition to a bar menu, and think how much space you’ll save when your fryer doubles as a grill.
  • Churros. Don’t forget about dessert–the Quick N’ Crispy can also be used to bake churros, funnel cakes, and even soft pretzels. Add a touch of carnival atmosphere to your bar food standards!

The Quick ‘n Crispy Greaseless Fryer is not only healthier, it’s safer and easier too! Check out our full menu for more of what it can do.

What’s the Difference Between an Air Fryer and a Deep Fryer?

What exactly is the difference between a Quick N’ Crispy air fryer and a traditional deep fryer? When most people think of fried food, they probably think of three things: grease, grease, and more grease! With an air fryer, there is little oil used, and that changed just about everything. Here’s a quick rundown of the major differences:

Air fryers are just better for your health. Food prepared in an air fryer has 20-40% less fat and fewer calories than food prepared in a deep fryer. The American Heart Association recommends most people watch their intake of saturated fats carefully–a greaseless fryer is a great way to do that without sacrificing your favorite foods!Health benefits of the Quik n' Crispy

Air fryers don’t use a great big pot of oil to cook your food, which means there’s no danger you’ll get splashed with boiling oil like a knight in the Middle Ages. There’s also no chance food will absorb too much oil and wind up soggy rather than crispy and delicious. No grease also makes cleaning up much easier. Used cooking oil shouldn’t be put down the drain, and recycling it is often complicated. Plus, where do you store it while you wait to take it to the recycling center? With a greaseless fryer there’s no need to figure out where to dump your used oil, no unpleasant smell of dirty grease lingering in the air, no oily machine parts to clean, and no soggy, grimy paper towels to throw away.

Quick N’ Crispy air fryers have all the functionality of deep fryers, and so many other benefits besides. Check out our catalog of products to learn more!

Making Campus Healthier

College is such an exciting time. With so many changes and so much new freedom, it can be hard for students to remember to eat well. How can colleges help students combat the dreaded Freshman 15 while they juggle all the other demands of college life?

Dining hall food is seen as a big culprit in unhealthy habits among students. Providing easy access to healthful foods is critical to student health; they shouldn’t have to go off campus to find better options! Of course students want to have treats, and colleges want to make students happy, so it’s important to provide healthful options that are also tasty and appealing. Students suffer a lot of stress, especially during midterms and exam time, and may quickly reach for whatever comfort food is offered to them no matter how bad for them it may be. Switching to QNC greaseless fryers will automatically cut up to 40% of fat and calories from fried foods. That goes a long way towards health goals, and students won’t even notice they’re eating healthfully!Apple empanadas

With so many different options for foods to prepare in our greaseless fryers, college dining halls can cater to a variety of appetites. Even if students reach for fried foods rather than fresh fruits and veggies, they’ll be eating better (and tastier!) if the dining hall is cooking with a air instead of oil. They’ll be satisfied, comforted, and healthier. Healthier students means better grades, more engagement, and happier parents and alumni!

Check out our FAQ, and contact us today to get started ordering Quick-N-Crispy greaseless fryers for your campus dining hall!

Who Could Benefit from a Ventless Fryer?

Who could use a ventless fryer in their kitchen? The real question is: who couldn’t? Our fryers cook ovenable foods quickly and evenly, retaining the juiciness of the inside, the crispiness of the outside, and the rich flavor throughout. It reduces fat and calories in prepared foods by 20% to 40%. And it’s convenient to use, cooking items in a fraction of the time required by convection ovens.

Who We Sell To

These are some of the biggest industries who benefit from greaseless fryers.

  • plated food in kitchenFood service. Restaurants, bars, pubs, delis, and other food service industry professionals know it isn’t cost-effective to keep a cook on hand 24/7. That’s where we come in. Fire up the Quik n’ Crispy in the early mornings, when things get slow, or late at night after the cook goes home. You’ll earn extra revenue, but won’t have to pay for a full kitchen staff during slow business hours.
  • Nutrition and healthcare. Cooking isn’t in the job description, but cooking healthy food is a major part of the job. Nutrition and healthcare professionals love the ease of cooking with ventless fryers. With it, they can prepare foods for students or patients that contains less saturated fat and calories. And because the Quik n’ Crispy preserves the texture and flavor of food, your facility won’t hear those dreaded words: “It tastes like hospital food.”
  • Leisure. The Quik n’ Crispy gives family entertainment centers a chance to serve hot, delicious food that isn’t swimming in unhealthy grease. It’s simple to operate and cooks tasty foods, which is a major plus for businesses like skating centers and laser tag centers, for whom concessions often counts for a third of their overall revenue.
  • Venues. Want to serve restaurant quality food at a kiosk in your amusement park, sports arena, museum, or zoo? Quik n’ Crispy has you covered! We’ve supplied ventless fryers to funnel cake stands in Louisiana, a personal pizza bar in Kentucky’s Creation Museum, and an egg roll stand in Animal Kingdom.
  • Private kitchens. We sell ventless fryers to individuals like Teresa Ottofaro Devries, a woman in Hampton, VA who uses her cooking equipment to serve free, home-cooked meals to defenders and their families who don’t get leave for the holidays.

Do you want to learn about how a ventless fryer can improve your business? Call QNC, Inc.

How to Change Rink Food’s Reputation

How often have you heard parents tell their kids, “We’ll eat when we get home. Skating rink food isn’t healthy!”? Skating centers have a bad reputation when it comes to healthy snacks. Many parents see concession stands as nothing more than peddlers of greasy grub. But many operators are working hard to change the reputation of skating rink food.

How to Earn Your Snack Bar a Healthy Reputation

  1. Three boys eating pizzaMake an honest assessment. Nobody’s asking you to replace pizza and fries with kale salads (especially not the kids!), but it’s time to take stock of what comes out of your kitchen. Which meal options are healthy, which have potential, and which should you ditch? It’s time to take an honest look at your skating rink menu.
  2. Stick to what works. Do kids at your skating center love pizza and fries? Don’t let the grease scare you off. Scare the grease off instead! With a Quik n’ Crispy ventless fryer, you can prepare your best selling meals with 20% to 40% less fat and calories. Now that’s something to advertise.
  3. Add healthy sides. If parents are clamoring for a healthier snack bar menu, it pays to listen. But you don’t have to get rid of best-selling burgers to do it. Simply add healthy add-ons and sides. Fruit cups and applesauce are tasty, healthy side options for kids. Want something the adults will love, too? Pop breaded veggies into your ventless fryer and serve ‘em up hot.

Change the reputation of skating rink food! Do you want to learn more about healthy skating concessions both kids and parents will love? Contact QNC, Inc for more information about our ventless fryers.

Get Social with Quik n’ Crispy

Expo season is quickly approaching, and it’s one of our favorite times of the year. There’s nothing we love more than talking to all of you face to face, hearing about why you love Quik n’ Crispy and what we could do to make our ventless fryers even better. But not every weekend can be an expo weekend. Where can you connect with Quik n’ Crispy when we’re not hanging out in hotels and convention centers? Social media!

Find Us on Social Media

  • social media conceptFacebook: No matter what social media site you prefer, there’s no denying that Facebook rules the world. Want to see daily tips and tricks, fun pics from expos, and reviews from people in the food service industry who have used the Quik n’ Crispy? Facebook is the place to go.
  • Twitter: Twitter is where it’s at for fast facts. Get great info on cooking up a profit with tasty, nutritious meals at your bar, restaurant, or family entertainment center.
  • Google+: You know the helpful sidebar that pops up when you Google Quik n’ Crispy? That comes from our Google+ page. We keep it updated with the latest info, from the best ways to contact us to our latest blog posts. It’s also a great place to leave a review of your ventless fryer and see what other customers have to say.
  • YouTube: Where can you find maintenance tutorials, fast facts about ventless fryers, and video reviews of the Quik n’ Crispy? Our YouTube channel!

We’d love to hear from you! Reach out and connect with Quik n’ Crispy online.

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.