3 Steps to Increase Community Engagement

Close-up of extended hand for a handshakeLooking for ways to increase community engagement for your business? Successful business owners know that becoming a staple of the community is not only good citizenship, but also good business. Check out some tips for growing your business in your community

  1. Get the Word Out – You may take it for granted that people in your town know who you are and what you do, but it’s likely that many folks don’t know about all of your services or products. Join the local Chamber of Commerce, networking group, or Rotary Club to give a coffee talk or sit on a panel about your industry.
  2. Show Up – Local festivals, fairs, and fun runs often welcome local businesses to set up a booth. Draw people in with giveaways (preferably with branded swag) that are relevant to your business. Or you could run a charity raffle to give away a service or product. Talking up the raffle prize is a great way to educate people about your services! If you run a restaurant or bar, sign up for the local restaurant week so people can try the delicious menu items you’re whipping up with your Quik n’ Crispy.
  3. Connect with Local Media – Most towns have a community calendar website run by the city, local Chamber of Commerce, or a local magazine. Be sure to submit your events to these calendars. You should also release a press release or contact the local news or radio station if you have a major event. If you partner with any nonprofits, make sure you publicize your fundraisers! Not only is this good press, but it will also draw more attention (and donations) to your cause.

No matter how you choose to connect with your community, they’re sure to love the healthier food options from your Quik n’ Crispy hot air fryer!

Celebrate Better Breakfast Month With Hot and Healthy Breakfasts!

September is Better Breakfast Month, and the best way to celebrate is with a Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer. Our innovative “hot air fryers” cook frozen foods without deep frying. That means you can serve healthy breakfast options with 20-40% less fat and calories! Serving tasty and nutritious breakfasts has never been easier.

Everyone’s favorite breakfast staples such as bacon, sausage links, sausage patties, breakfast potatoes and hash browns, french toast sticks, and even waffles can all be easily cooked in a Quik n’ Crispy air fryer. This makes it easy to turn your usual meals into healthier breakfasts!

If you’re looking to serve a complete meal using your Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer, then consider serving breakfast sandwiches, pancake-wrapped sausage, breakfast bites, breakfast egg rolls, breakfast burritos, croissant sandwiches, puff pastries, biscuits, or even omelets. All of them can be made using a Quik n’ Crispy.

With so many breakfast options, it has never been easier to spice up your normal breakfast offerings with exciting, healthier options. Check out our Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryer Menu for even more great ways to make your breakfast options healthier. Our menu even includes cook times and temperatures for popular brands to make cooking healthy breakfasts even easier!

Of course, Quik n’ Crispy Greaseless Fryers aren’t just for breakfast. Our menu also includes lots of lunch, dinner, and snack options too. This makes our air fryers great for restaurants and bars, family entertainment centers, schools, and child care centers. For more information about our revolutionary greaseless hot air fryers, call us today at (972) 669-8993 or check out our videos!

 Quik n’ Crispy’s Favorite Fall Comfort Foods

french friesAnother blistering summer is coming to an end and we’re starting to notice a little crispness in the air! And whether you love the cooler weather or hate it, you can’t deny the delicious foods that come out this time of year.

What are some of your fall favorite? At Quik n’ Crispy, we put together a list of ours! Check them out and don’t forget to pick up your hot air fryer this fall for your restaurant, bar, amusement park, school or sports venue!

  • Sweet Potato Fries – There’s nothing better than mixing the crisp crunch of French fries with the delicious taste of sweet potatoes. Our favorite way to do them up is hand-cut and cooked up in a greaseless fryer with some melted marshmallow on top!
  • Apple Cinnamon French Toast Sticks – The Quik n’ Crispy hot air fryer isn’t just for dinner and bar snacks. Our Apple Cinnamon French Toast Sticks make the perfect breakfast treat. Check it out on our menu and give it a shot this fall!
  • Chili Dogs – Nothing says fall like a spicy chili dog! You can cook your dogs in one of our fryers and top it with your homemade chili or check out a tried and true recipe.  A Quik n’ Crispy fryer cooks a mean hot dog and it’s healthier than frying in oil.

These are some of our favorites but don’t feel like you have to stop there. With a Quik n’ Crispy hot air fryer in your kitchen, you can feel free to get creative and make your menu stand out. You’ll be serving up a healthier choice for your patrons, and because you won’t need to cook with grease or hot oil, there’s less mess.

Ready, Set, GO! Tips for the Busy Season at Your Family Entertainment Center

woman throwing autumn leavesThe days are getting shorter, kids are back in school, and people are back from their summer vacations. Is your family entertainment center ready for the busy fall season? If not, now is the time to make sure your family entertainment center is fully prepared for the hustle and bustle of the school year. Check out these tips to keep things running smoothly as foot traffic picks up.

  • Ready – Get any equipment or supplies you need now! From refilling office supplies and restocking the prize counter to upgrading kitchen equipment and stocking up on food, you’ll want to start the season with your full resources available. If you’ve been considering purchasing a Quick n’ Crispy hot air fryer, now’s the time! And if you already own one, remember to stock up on food items, from snacks and appetizers to entrees and desserts.
  • Set – Evaluate last year. Take a look at last year’s sales, customer feedback, and marketing tactics. What worked and what didn’t? Check in with your team to see if they have ideas or feedback to help improve operations.
  • Go! Make sure your team is ready to hit the ground running. Have a meeting to refresh your employees on proper customer service and how to manage multiple tasks during peak hours. Well-trained employees will keep your FEC running like a well-oiled machine and keep the customers happy.

With today’s more health-conscious consumers, it pays to invest in healthy menu items that your customers can feel good about. To learn more about our greaseless air fryers, take a look at our video page!

Tips for Improving School Nutrition

veggiesWe can’t believe it’s back-to-school time already! Whether you’re a parent, kid or school employee, summer never seems to last long enough. But now that it’s over and we’re all back in the classroom, we wanted to give you some good tips to make sure the little ones eat well when they’re at school.

At Quik N’ Crispy, our greaseless hot air friers are a great investment for schools to start making healthier food without losing the taste kids love. But this isn’t the only way to keep nutrition in the forefront.

Eat Your Greens

Schools can (and should) offer salad bars to make sure every child has the option to eat their veggies. There are even ways to get a free salad bar for your school. Check it out!

Look Into Other Options

We know that budgets are tighter than ever, but there are healthier options available to help kids stay fit in body and mind. Investing in a Quik N’ Crispy frier is a great first step to reduce calories and greasy, fatty foods. You can also find alternate food vendors who use healthier ingredients and focus on nutritional health.

Eat Right and Get Exercise

A healthy diet is only part of keeping kids healthy. Schools should also take the initiative to pair healthy eating with regular exercise. Whether it’s gym class or extracurricular sports, check to see what your school offers and talk to your kids about finding something they’ll enjoy!

For more information about our hot air friers and how they can fit into a healthier regiment for your kids, give us a call today!

The Negative Impacts of Too Much Grease

fried chicken stripsGreasy foods might taste good in the moment, but have you ever noticed how run down and gross you feel after overindulging in a big helping of French fries or fried chicken? Now image what deep fried, greasy foods do to you over time.

At Quik n’Crispy, we care about the people our machines serve. That’s why we wanted to give you the real rundown on the negative effects that deep fried, fatty foods can have on your health.

Short-Term Effects of Fatty Foods

Eating foods from the deep fat fryer often results in excessive gas, bloating, and an upset stomach to name a few. But beware of heartburn as well. Acid reflux is regularly brought on by eating too much greasy food.

While the short-term effects probably won’t kill you, they can make your evening (and possibly the next morning) a real nightmare. Steering clear of the grease doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy those savory dishes you love so much, though. With a Quik n’Crispy hot air fryer, you get the same taste without the grease!

Long-Term Health Problems from Greasy Foods

Over time, greasy foods can do a serious number on your overall health. Negative effects of eating too much fatty food too often can include diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and more. Plus, eating excessive fat puts a strain on your digestive system and could lead to an increased risk of obesity and high cholesterol.

When you cook with a ventless hot air fryer, you’re taking the grease pit out of the equation! A Quik n’ Crispy fryer lets you eat fries, fried chicken, wings, and your other favorites without the grease. With 20% to 40% less fat and calories, our fryers keep you healthier.

4 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy this Summer

boy eating chicken sandwichIt’s summertime, it’s hot outside, snacks and frozen sugary treats are everywhere, and it’s downright hard to keep your lifestyle healthy. At Quik n’ Crispy, we feel your pain, but all is not lost! Staying healthy this summer isn’t as hard as you think. Check out these 4 tips to stay fit even if you sneak some ice cream now and then.

Stay Hydrated!

Probably the single most important thing you can do for your body is keep it hydrated. And it’s even more critical during the hot summer months when you lose fluids faster than any other time of the year. Drinking at least 8 cups of water a day is the benchmark, but feel free to spice it up a little if you’re struggling to meet the quota. Flavored seltzer water, juice, and eating fresh fruits are all great ways to get the liquid your body needs every day.

Exercise Every Day

You don’t need to run marathons or spend hours in the gym to get your heart pumping. Try doing 5 sets of 20 squats throughout the day. You can also try getting off the couch during a commercial break to do a few push-ups. The important thing is to exercise every day even if it’s just for 10 minutes.

Sleep Well

It’s hard to overestimate how important good sleeping habits are for your overall health. Establishing a routine is great. Going to bed early and getting up early is even better! But no matter how you do it, getting a solid 6 to 7 hours of quality sleep per night will keep you healthier in body and mind.

Eat Well

Cut the calories, pay attention to what you eat and make the effort to eat fresh, healthy food. Quik n’ Crispy can help by giving you the delicious fried food you love without the fat. Our hot air fryers don’t use oil which reduces fat and calories by 20% to 40% overall. Add some fresh veggies to the mix and you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle. But don’t forget to treat yourself every once in a while, too!

At Quik n’ Crispy, there’s no more greasy mess, just hot fried tasty food! Give us a call today to find out more about how our ventless fries can make your home or restaurant a healthier place without sacrificing taste.

Would a Happy Hour Benefit Your Facility?

happy hourMany restaurants, entertainment centers, and other facilities all over America boast happy hour specials. These specials are usually discounts on foods and drinks during a specific time every day. Happy hour attracts many new people which, in turn, increases your revenue.

Should your business take part in happy hour? Discover three of many ways a happy hour can benefit your facility:

Targets New Business

The idea of saving money can sway a customer to choose one restaurant over another. That’s why it’s no surprise that many people choose to eat at facilities with a happy hour instead of those without a happy hour. By implementing two to three hours a day where drinks and food are served at a reduced price, you will target new business and likely increase your customer base.

Promotes Social Bonding

All people need some sort of human connection to make it through life. This is why happy hours are so important – they provide social bonding opportunities for people in all walks of life. And, since people are creatures of habit, you’ll likely see the same people at your facility often! They’ll crave the social aspect of happy hour and the delicious food you offer.

Increases Food & Drink Sales

Social bonding isn’t the only thing your reoccurring guests will crave. Thanks to your new Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer, your customers will love your healthy menu items that also taste delicious! This affordable purchase is easy to clean, safe, mess-free, healthier than grease fryers, and easy to use (your employees will love it).

Don’t have a Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer? We can change that! Contact us today with your questions.

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.