Passport works as key to beer machine

Canadians sure have it nice. They’ve got one of the lowest overall crime rates, they don’t always need to lock their doors, and they’ve got their own bacon. Not only that, but they also have their own beer fridge. That’s right. Canadian citizens simply scan their passport and wa-la! The magical door to endless possibilities… Read More

Include customers in the food preparing experience

There’s something about reality television that hooks millions of Americans, including One Fat Frog. Maybe it’s the eccentric personalities. Maybe it’s the drama. Maybe it’s the raw, “unscripted” events and emotions we feel we get a personal look into. But what about reality television for the restaurant entrepreneurs? Now that’s entertaining–and delicious. Shows like “The… Read More

Dontcha wish your oven was hot like me?

It’s been unusually cold for Florida lately. That’s why a pizza oven is the PERFECT way to warm up. Restaurant owners have to stick together. Protect your equipment from the cold! But I’ll stop talking about the weather and start talking about this awesome pizza oven. If you’re a pizzeria owner, a restaurant entrepreneur, or just… Read More

Restaurant Startup Tip: Know when to replace your walk-in refrigerators and freezers

Hey there, restaurant owners. How’s it going? How are your walk-ins doing? If you’re unsure, you should be checking out the status of those walk-in units. And I don’t mean hacking their imaginary Facebooks. One Fat Frog loves walk-ins. We love walk-in freezers, coolers and refrigerators. These units save space and keep food safe for… Read More

Switch things up with some humor in your restaurant

Here at One Fat Frog, we always try to have fun. We love restaurants, bars, bakeries, pizzerias, anyone in the food service industry who can take (or make) a good joke or two. After all, you’ve got to break up all the serious food talk every once in a while with a pun. Why so… Read More

Still time to sign up for ServSafe food manager’s class

New restaurant entrepreneurs, I have some bad news for you: Continuing your education is going to be important. You’re probably thinking “what? I don’t want to take more classes! It’s not like I became a doctor!” But while you may not be in the medical field, like a doctor you have a responsibility for the… Read More

Create a budget for your startup restaurant

It’s a well-known fact that a lot of restaurant startups fail within their first year. The number you hear most often is 90%. One Fat Frog has good news for you: that number is inaccurate. No one really knows where the idea that 90% of restaurants fail in their first year came from, but recent… Read More

Should your restaurant startup serve alcohol?

Whether or not to serve alcohol – and if so, what types to sell – is a big decision for the first time restaurant owner to make. At One Fat Frog, if there’s one thing we love as much as food, it’s liquor. In fact, the company nutritionist keeps telling this Frog that I need… Read More

What used kitchen equipment do I need for my restaurant startup?

First time restaurant owners have a lot of questions about how to start their businesses. From zoning to licenses to equipment to menus to hiring employees, there is no shortage of major decisions that need to be made. One such decision is about what equipment you need. At One Fat Frog, one of the most… Read More

Food bank asks for better food

One Fat Frog loves hilarious sitcoms almost as much as we love restaurant food. Remember that old Seinfeld episode where the guy opens up a muffin restaurant that only sells the tops of the muffins, since it’s the best part anyway (the store was called Top of the Muffin  To You)? But they have to… Read More

What equipment do I need to open a sports bar in Daytona Beach?

Daytona Beach is one of this Frog’s favorite cities and it is a great place to start up a sports bar. In many ways, the location is perfect for that type of a restaurant. People in Daytona Beach love their sports, yet there isn’t much local for them to go to. Racing fans have the… Read More

Restaurant Holiday Menus Can Generate Buzz For Your Restaurant Startup

One Fat Frog loves the holidays. If you’re a loyal reader of the Froggy Blog here, you’ll remember that we recently preached the importance of signature menu items – that one item on the menu that is easily identified with your restaurant, that one item that will specifically bring customers to you to satisfy their… Read More

FAQ: How to Open a New Restaurant in Lakeland

One Fat Frog gets a lot of questions from people who want to open a restaurant. Today we got a customer from Lakeland, Florida who wanted to know how to go about opening a restaurant in Lakeland. Since we would hate to tell one person all of our secrets and have the rest of you… Read More

Some things in life are free: Like free delivery from One Fat Frog!

One Fat Frog is the place for new and used restaurant equipment. We have a huge selection, knowledgeable staff, and great prices — so what’s not to like? But one thing that really sets us above the competition in used food service equipment is our special touches — chief among these being FREE shipping. Are… Read More

Terrible Restaurant Joke Of The Day

A man and his girlfriend were out to dinner one night. The waiter tells them the night’s special is chicken almondine and fresh fish. “The chicken sounds good; I’ll have that,” the woman says. The waiter nods. “And the vegetable?” he asks. “Oh, he’ll have the fish,” she replies. “ I told you it was… Read More