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Paper or Plastic – Patio Dinning

When does it turn too casual? Do your outdoor dinning methods put a damper on your customers dinning experience?

Outdoor dinning is an extension of your restaurant. Many restaurant goers like dinning outdoors more than indoors (weather permitting of course). With that said, how casual is too casual? When does causal turn into an inconvenience? Does your restaurant have different napkins for outdoors that are smaller than normal and have a tendency blow off the diners lap? Do you use plastic cutlery instead of stainless because it’s easier to toss than wash? How does your patron cut their sandwich or steak with a plastic knife? What happens when the knife inevitably breaks into two & leaves the customer stranded breathlessly waiting for their server to return only to beg for more cutlery in hopes that it wont snap again?

Or do you serve paper dishes instead of glass so your diners have to place something heavy on their plate if fear of it taking flight in the wind?

Outdoor dining is something people look forward to in the warmer months. Diners go out for the experience as well as the convenience. When both are not achieved, restaurants easily sabotage their name because the diners experience was less than pleasurable. Resulting in customers not wanting to return to the establishment.

AND… in the restaurant industry word of mouth travels fast!



Happy Christmas…in JULY

FREE Gaskets!!! Happy Christmas in July. Buy 3 cooler or freezer gaskets and get the 4th gasket for FREE! The free gasket must be of equal or lesser value. No coupon needed to get your free cooler or freezer gasket. The gasket discount is taken off in the shopping cart at checkout.

Hurry! Free gasket offer ends Thursday, July 26th!!! Visit for all of your commercial kitchen needs! Can’t figure out a part? Hinged has you covered. We have over 20 years experience in the industry. We can get you what you need when you need it!

Save for the 4th!

Happy 4th! $10 OFF Your Next Commercial Kitchen Parts Order!
Hurry! Offer Ends July 5th!


Trouble With Rubber

So you replaced your old worn damaged #coolerdoorseals… Your freezer doors aren’t still closing properly? What gives?

This question comes up in the #foodservice industry periodically. I got new #doorgaskets but now my doors are not closing. At Hinged, our first question is always “How long were the previous gaskets on your cooler, freezer, warmer etc.?” The magnets in cooler door seals can polarize the actual frame of the unit depending on how long the “old” gaskets were there.

There is good new to this. This is not a permanent problem and is easily solved. It’s more of an irritation than anything. The new cooler door seal needs to go on the door and stay there. After 1-2 weeks the unit will reverse its polarity and everything will work like it should. That’s it!

Have more questions? Hinged has answers. Give us a call at 844.292.6694.

Memorial Day Sale

Thank You.

Hinged would like to THANK all of the Servicemen & Women who have gone above and beyond protecting our Country.


CouponCode: MDAY2018 and Get FREE SHIPPING on your order of $50 or more!

Save on Walk-in Freezer Door Latches, Cooler and Freezer Gaskets, Bar Cooler Hinges, Thermostats, Strip Curtains, and all your commercial kitchen parts needs.


Ends Monday 5/28/18. Not redeemable for cash. Non transferable.Hinged reserves the right to terminate.



Is Your Kitchen Layout Costing You?

Commercial kitchens are designed for production & food safety. Commercial kitchens are designed so you can complete your work as efficiently as possible. Meaning, convenience of moving from one station to the next or storage. This layout does not necessarily keep in mind energy efficiency.

Does your commercial kitchen have refrigerated drawers under or next to your grill? How about your coolers and freezers are they right next to your warmers or ovens? While your refrigerated equipment is ferociously working hard to stay cool, your heating units are doing the same thing to stay warm or hot! Both are using extra energy to perform their basic function increasing your utility bill.

In a typical foodservice facility, food preparation, refrigeration, & water heating combined represent nearly 60% of total energy usage! While it may not be economical to rearrange your commercial kitchen there are things that you can do to help offset energy usage.

  • Power down when possible – When the afternoon lull hits, turn your kitchen equipment off rather than leaving it sit on idle.
  • Keep Capacity in Mind – Purchase cooking equipment that meets your kitchen’s capacity needs. Equipment that is too large for your foodservice operations will waste unneeded energy.
  • Empower Your Employees –  Make sure all staff members know how to operate the  equipment correctly in order to maximize efficiency.
  • Energy Efficient Equipment – Consider Energy Star Equipment for extra savings.
  • Lighting –  Energy Efficient light can save an additional 60% -70%!
  • Modify Cooking Methods – Try to cook on the same equipment instead of multiple different energy hogging methods.
  • Seal Leaks – Gaskets, Gaskets, Gaskets….save more energy than you realize! Don’t let them stay damaged or missing!!!
  • Periodic Maintenance – Scheduling regular maintenance service for your commercial kitchen equipment will save you the headache of unexpected breakdowns as well as costly repair expenses.

Ready Your Restaurant…

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th. Are You Ready?

According to the National Restaurant Association, 32% of moms name having a meal with their families as the gift they most want for Mother’s Day. An additional 9% want a restaurant gift card. This means two out of five moms say their top gift request involves a restaurant, and it’s a huge opportunity for your business to capture new guests, reengage existing customers, and establish your reputation. DON’T MESS IT UP!

This time of year is busy enough. Do not add to the pressure by having a less than adequate kitchen. Who wants to deal with broken door hinges or getting stuck in the walk-in cooler from a broken latch during an important Holiday rush? Get your Kitchen ready and SAVE $10 WHILE DOING IT! Use coupon code: MOMS2018 at checkout!



Sometimes You Need to Teach.


Empower employees and co-workers to take the initiative. Teach and inform about gasket maintenance, water savings, refrigeration and energy savings. Empowered employees do more. They will take the extra step in taking care of kitchen equipment making it last longer and be more efficient.

A knowledgeable employee will see an open cooler door and be more likely to close it instead of passing it by. An empowered employee feels respected & will go above and beyond their job. Empowered servers are more likely to clean up after themselves when they spill soda down the front of prep-table doors instead of leaving it causing gaskets to tear.

Refrigeration techs need to teach their customers about maintenance of foodservice equipment. For example, broken hinges are dangerous to employees. A walk-in cooler or freezer door with a broken door hinge can easily fall off and cause injury. A simple damaged gasket can raise your electric bill and spoil food. A prolonged damaged or missing freezer door gasket adds stress on your refrigeration unit & can break your compressor.

Customers need to know that prolonged maintenance costs more. Ignoring problems and prolonging periodic maintenance leads to a bigger price tag.


Although they’re not high-tech — there’s not a microchip in them anywhere   #stripcurtains have been saving energy for more than 20 years. Installed in a doorway or refrigerated warehouse, they form a see-through barrier between two areas that are maintained at different ambient room temperatures. Strip curtains can be used to keep chilled air in or warm air out. They don’t consume energy while saving it, and they’re easy to install and to maintain.

Use #stripcurtains on walk-in refrigerators and freezers. These infiltration barriers block warm most air from getting in to your #commercialrefrigeration units while the door is ajar.

This low-cost energy-saving action can help you save on your electric bill. If you currently have #stripcurtains that were installed more than four years ago and are torn or missing strips, consider replacing to continue saving energy.

Are made of overlapping strips of flexible plastic and hang like curtains
Are transparent
Come in variable widths to accommodate any size opening, & a variety of thicknesses
Prevent dust, dirt and other contaminants from moving to different areas
Reduce sound transmission
Help maintain consistent temperature in refrigerated space

Bulk Curtain Material

– Smooth or ribbed
– 12″, 8″, 6″, 4″
– Low-temp or Standard-temp
– Quick Strip

Standard Kits

– 40″ x 84″
– 6″ or 8″ width strips
– Standard-temp or Low-temp
– Ribbed or Smooth
– Mounting hardware & Strips

Custom Sizes Available

Any size shape or application. Hinged has strip curtain material for welding, insect control, blackout, Safety…you name it. We fit bay doors and control temp warehouses alike. Give us a call @ 844.292.6694

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