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The Top 5 Biggest Ice Cream Eating Challenges In America

Posted by Slices Concession on

Whether you're a human from Planet Earth or an alien from a galaxy far far away, we can all agree that ice cream is an awesome dessert choice. But are there any brave souls willing to eat more than just a couple of scoops at a time? We've found 5 of the biggest & baddest ice cream eating challenges that only the most courageous dairy loving hearts would dare face alone!   1. The Kitchen Sink Sundae at San Francisco Creamery Located in Walnut Creek, California, this challenging sundae has 3 sliced bananas, 8 flavors of ice cream scoops of...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Ice Cream Store Safe

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Safety is an important aspect when operating an Ice Cream Store. At Slices Concession, we successfully operated a Gelateria for 5 years. We share 5 simple and effective tips in order to better equip your store for safety.  1. Employee Training It's important to have your employees familiar with safety procedures so they are able to respond to an emergency if needed. We recommend that you train employees properly and treat them with respect. Having a properly trained workforce will save you time and hassle when keeping good talent during those busy summer months.  2. Store Cleanliness In 2014, The Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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How do I Make Artisan Gelato?

Posted by Slices Concession on

Why is it that in Europe, Ice Cream has a 'different' texture & looks so beautiful? What is the secret?  There is no secret! At Slices Concession, we have 5+ years of experience in operating & managing a successful Gelateria in Gainesville. Now, we help equip future Frozen Dessert stores for success. Read more to find out our practices in crafting artisan gelato commercially. 1. Fresh natural Ingredients One of the most important things you can do is use fresh, natural ingredients. We can not stress the use of natural ingredients more! There are many things that can be used as a base...

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How to read your Taylor Serial and Model Number

Posted by Joe Kearns on

When you buy a Taylor ice cream machine all those numbers on the data plate are important, but you have to know how to read them to find out what they mean. With the serial number you can find out when your machine was made. Within the model number itself, each digit represents a code used that describes what your machine can be used for.   Example 1: If your machine has a SN:M2035927, this machine was manufactured March of 2012. If your machine has a SN: K0013503, this machine was manufactured January of 2000. Lets look at the model number chart: Example 2: If...

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Top 3 Reasons Why Frozen Dessert Stores Fail

Posted by Slices Concession on

At Slices Concession, we specialize in ice cream equipment. We also spend a lot of time helping new entrepreneurs open ice cream shops. We also spend our time taking apart and buying the equipment & machines from stores that went out of business. We couldn't help but ask ourselves... Why Do Some Ice Cream Shops Fail? Although many businesses are all happy smiles & customer service, you should never overlook the hard work going on behind the scenes when starting an ice cream business.  1. Bad Management Bad management is usually the number one reason why ice cream shops fail....

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