4Jan, 2019

Efficient Commercial Kitchens Mean Healthy Profits

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If you’re a restaurant owner or manager, you know the importance of good food in getting positive word-of-mouth recommendations and online reviews. Reputation can make or break a restaurant, and food quality is one of the main things people comment on. But sometimes what’s even more important is service. If you have problems getting that food out to people efficiently and with a smile, your customers might give a negative review no matter what the food tastes like.One thing many restaurateurs don’t consider related to food and service is the importance of consulting with a top-quality metal fabrication shop in Biloxi, MS to ensure their kitchens are well-designed and working properly. Keep reading to see how kitchen design and maintenance affects your bottom line:

  • Creating a logical flow: Thinking more about your kitchen design—like where to place ovens, food prep areas and storage areas—can help to ensure that your kitchen runs to the best of its abilities. If you place things illogically, it can add time to service or make it difficult for the expediter and staff to communicate, which often leads to disaster during busy service hours. Choosing custom-built kitchen pieces will alleviate this issue.
  • Preventing service interruptions: Diners often don’t care what’s going on in the kitchen and can be pretty unforgiving about delays. If you wait too long in between service calls to check on your kitchen equipment, you might end up in a bind. Imagine that one or two of the burners on your stove fails because of lax maintenance, causing an interruption to the service until that part can be replaced. This might last a few days or even a week or two, depending on the part you need, and you’ll have to add this bill to the loss your restaurant experiences when the kitchen can’t turn tables as quickly as usual.
  • Keeping workers happy: So much of your customers’ dining experience depends on their servers and front-of-house staff. It may seem odd, but your kitchen design and maintenance actually relate to their morale and efforts in the dining room. If the kitchen has issues and food is slow to hit the window, the staff on the floor are the ones who suffer the most from guest complaints and lousy tips. Making sure your kitchen is maintained through regular service calls will help it function better and keep your staff and guests happier.
If you want your profits to grow, it might be time to touch base with a local metal fabrication shop in Biloxi, MS to review your kitchen and equipment design. For quality service at affordable prices, check out Advanced Fabrication, Inc. We’ve served customers since 1987, and have the expertise you need for custom-made equipment or repairs.Advanced Fabrication, Inc. services stainless steel and aluminum, offering repairs, modifications, welding and fabrication. Call 601-796-7977 or send us an email today at advfab@bellsouth.net to learn more about how we can help you. We look forward to helping your commercial kitchen succeed with reliable equipment that meets your needs!
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7Nov, 2018

Efficient Commercial Kitchens Mean Healthy Profits

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The more efficient the design of your commercial kitchen, the more time you’ll be able to spend on preparing food and serving your customers. By working with a skilled metal fab shop in Biloxi, MS, you can execute a high-quality kitchen design, getting the excellent metal fabrication services you need to set up your stainless steel appliances and preparation surfaces.With this in mind, here are some tips for more efficient commercial kitchen designs:

  • Ask the chef for advice: You should never, ever perform a kitchen redesign without input from your chef and/or kitchen staff. Your chef is likely to have some very strong opinions not just about the layout of the kitchen, but also the types of appliances and equipment you get. Your chef is going to know the menu inside and out, which means they also know the kind of space, prep area and equipment they need to get their job done.
  • Analyze your menu: You should also take some time to carefully look over your menu and see what types of needs your menu requires in terms of kitchen equipment and prep space. A good strategy to follow is to list out all the meals and the ingredients you need for each of them, then the steps it takes to make each item on the menu, including the equipment that needs to be used. This will help you determine where you need to place ovens, prep stations and other equipment.
  • Cut out unnecessary items: As you well know as an operator of a restaurant or commercial kitchen, the kitchen can get cluttered very quickly with unnecessary items. Do you have any items that can be used for multiple purposes? If so, you can eliminate some items used for a single purpose that is covered by those more versatile pieces of equipment. How much space do you need for storage and refrigeration? These are all questions you’re going to want to consider. The more efficient you can make your kitchen in terms of the types of equipment you need, the more space, money and time you can save as well.
  • Health codes: You should make sure you stay on top of your state and local health codes. Restaurant regulations vary from area to area, and you must make sure your kitchen design sets you up for success with regard to fulfilling all your health code obligations. For example, there might be some specific requirements in terms of how much distance there is between a food prep station and a sink, you will likely be required to have a certain number of grease traps and vents and there may even be regulations regarding the size and temperature capacity of any hot water tanks you use. All of these are factors you’ll need to consider when planning out your kitchen design.
For more tips about planning and executing a high-quality kitchen design, contact Advanced Fabrication, Inc. or visit our knowledgeable metal fab shop in Biloxi, MS today. We look forward to working with you!
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14Jul, 2016

Benefits of Aluminum

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Benefits of Aluminum Aluminum has been used in the creation of a plethora of different projects, from airplanes to the soda can you drank at lunch. Here are some benefits of using aluminum:

  • Lightweight – approximately one-third of the weight of iron, steel, copper, or brass. Additionally, this also saves on shipping, as the product will be lighter than if made with another metal.
  • Strong – Strong enough for most uses and is well suited for cold environments because aluminum actually gets harder the colder the temperature
  • Will Not Rust
  • Conducts: Heat/Cold, Electricity
  • Non-Magnetic – Useful for high-voltage equipment as well as electronics.
  • Non-Sparking – Aluminum does not give off sparks, making it a great choice in highly flammable environments.
To get your custom made aluminum product started today, call (877) 471-0463 toll free, email us at advfab@bellsouth.net or visit us at Advanced Fabrications, Inc.
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31May, 2016

How to Maintain Your Aluminum Railings

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shutterstock_387828475Many homes and business owners choose aluminum railings for the exterior of their building. Why? Because they are durable, easy to install, and come with a lower cost. Another one of their benefits is how easy they are to maintain so they last for years. All they need is a wash with some mild soap and water. Simply wipe them down with the solution and rinse. If you want to make it shine, use a car paste wax to coat the railing. If done once every few months, or as needed, then your rails will last for years. Create your custom railings by contacting Advanced Fabrications. To learn more about our metal welding and fabrication, visit us online or call us at 504.471.0463
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20Apr, 2016

A Metal of All Trades

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Stainless-steel-planters-on-St.-Charles-Av.-New-OrleansWhether you are looking for art sculpture to add to your curb appeal, a new dog door, or flag pole to demonstrate your patriotism, Advanced Fabrications can create it for you. Working with alloys such as aluminum, stainless steel, and copper; Advanced Fabrications can build anything you dream up.Check out some of Advanced Fabrications past projects below:

  • Metal Fences
  • BBQs
  • Steel Art Work
  • Flag Poles
  • Aluminum Pet Doors
  • Steel Planters
  • Gates
  • Garden Beds
These are only to name a few of the endless possibilities steel fabrication can bring to life. To dream up your next residential project contact Advanced Fabrications by calling 877.471.0463 or email advfab@bellsouth.net.
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17Mar, 2016

Custom Metal Fabrications

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shutterstock_226297183 Advanced Fabrication Inc., we have perfected the art in custom metal fabrication, specializing in stainless steel and aluminum fabrication. We do not limit ourselves to only stainless steel and aluminum, we can fabricate anything out of most alloys. Serving industrial, commercial, and residential industries.No matter how big or small your project may be, we want to help. We have fabricated a wide-range of projects for different industries, from customized stovetops, to hand railings, and statues; the sky’s the limit at Advanced Fabrication.We are currently servicing the areas of New Orleans, Mississippi Gulf Coast, and Pine Belt area. If you live in one of these areas give us a call 877-471-0463 or visit advancedfabricationinc.com to start the welding process. 
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12Feb, 2016

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28Jan, 2016

Welcome To Advanced Fabrication!

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advanced fabOver the 27 year period that we have been in business, we have received almost every type of request.  From companies to restaurants, to power plants, we can handle any type of project.Other than our skill with metal, a lot of what makes us good at our jobs is our ethic, quality, integrity, and workmanship.  Being around for as long as we have, allows us to really cater to our clientele no matter what their specialty or project.Take a look at our website to see what we do, past projects, and more information on us! 
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15Apr, 2014

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15Apr, 2014

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