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Tiago's Tacos

Posted by Priya Brantley on

Slices Concession had the pleasure of providing a quality used frozen drink machine to Tiago's Tacos. They are now the owners of one of the most popular models Taylor brand has to offer, the Taylor 430. This countertop model has proven to be incredibly profitable in numerous establishments. Being a counter top model, it is excellent for food trucks, such as Tiagos. Tiagos Tacos is a taco truck with three locations in Miami. They serve tacos, burritos, and other Mexican delicacies with some added zest. Named after their son Tiago, their popularity has grown exponentially. Tiago's Tacos contacted us to...

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Spotlight: KC Wine Co.

Posted by Priya Brantley on

Slices Concession sat down with Kirk Berggren from KC Wine. They are a popular vineyard located in Olathe, KS. They are an avid buyer of machines from Slices Concession. What got Kirk into the wine industry is actually a funny story. The lease on their pumpkin patch had expired, and the piece of new land that they found ironically had a vineyard on it.  Instead of getting rid of the grapes, they decided to keep them and start their own vineyard! This all happened in 2014, they opened a year later in 2015. They feature a variety of over ten...

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Scoop School: What's the deal with Ice Crystals?

Posted by Destini Miller on

In this segment of Scoop School, we get a look at how easy it is for ice crystals to expand inside your product and how we can prevent them from growing any larger. Ice crystals are inevitable. There's no ice cream, custard, or frozen yogurt completely immune to ice crystal formation. This is because they are so small they are almost impossible to detect. So how do we know there are ice crystals in our ice cream?  Ice crystals tend to clump together and create an odd texture inside your product. This will be most apparent when eating your dessert...

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Scoop School: Nuts, Cherry, & Cream Topping

Posted by Destini Miller on

 In this segment of Scoop School we learn one of the many ways we can boost customer morale.  Customers that order milkshakes don't always want the standard toppings that come with it: nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry. Once you've extracted product from your used ice cream machine or from the batch freezer, you may serve it in a cup and top it with whipped cream. Naturally, you see whipped cream and think: this must also be topped with nuts and a cherry! But this shouldn't always be the case. By giving these toppings to every customer you use a...

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Scoop School: Watch Out for that Cherry Avalanche! 🍒

Posted by Destini Miller on

 In this episode, we get the SCOOP on how to create a perfect cradle for the cherry in the whipped cream. When dispensing whipped cream onto product, you'll want to move in a circular motion just like layering soft serve ice cream. Once you have the right amount of topping, pierce the middle of the whipped cream with the tip of the nozzle to create a small indention at the top. The cherry can fit perfectly in this crevice and won't fall out of it even if you slightly move the cup.  This simple trick can instantly improve the look...

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