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Common Pitfalls When Installing Ice-Cream Machines on a Food Truck

Posted by Slices Concession on

Thinking about starting a mobile ice cream business? While the ice cream truck has become a fixture of American summertimes for decades there are important considerations frequently overlooked when it comes to installing ice cream truck equipment. Common pitfalls when installing an ice cream machine can be the lack of electrical power inside the vehicle, insufficient storage, or simply the lack of space to operate comfortably. Q & A With Jeremy Adams (Prestige Food Trucks) In an effort to help you avoid these common mistakes we reached out to Jeremy Adams, Founding Partner & Creator of Opportunities at Prestige Food...

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Vanilla Extract or Artificial Vanilla?

Posted by Joe Kearns on

Thank you to Singing Dog Vanilla for this incredible information. Do you know the difference between Mexican vanilla, pure vanilla extract, artificial vanilla flavor or other vanilla options available?  If you use vanilla in your business, you’ve probably researched available vanilla products but found it difficult to determine if you are comparing similar items.  This short tutorial will help you evaluate vanilla extract differences of various products.     Pure Vanilla Extract Pure Vanilla Extract (Ingredients: Water; Alcohol; Vanilla Bean Extractives) Vanilla Extract is defined by the FDA in CFR 21, part 169. It must be extracted from no less...

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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 Co. Vineyard and Winery. 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...

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Choosing An Air Cooled Vs A Water Cooled Ice Cream Machine

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- Haz Clic Aquí Para Español - Water Cooled or Air Cooled?   When you're deciding to add ice cream machines to your current business or starting a new frozen desserts business, one of the first things to consider is the kind of product you want to serve and the type of machine that best suits that need. All ice cream machines from batch freezers to soft-serve machines, work by transferring heat away from the ice cream mix and freezing it in the process. The transferred heat is removed from the machine by either a water or air based system. Check out the difference between...

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