- Joined Sep 26, 2015
I apologize in advance if this is long-winded. I own a small tavern in Wisconsin, I have no commercial kitchen experience and currently serve just frozen pizza and fried items from a Perfect Fry machine behind the bar. I am currently opening at 2 PM daily as my limited menu does not draw a lunch crowd. My slowest time is during dinner hours when everyone goes elsewhere to eat. I'm looking for ideas/concepts that would allow me to serve quality food,I.E. sandwiches,wraps,soups, salads or dips that would either be pre-made in a rented kitchen space nearby or made on site and easily/quickly assembled/served by my bartenders. I'm trying to avoid installing a hood but could fit up to a 6 footer behind the bar over my 36" Worktop freezer and fridge combo. With a hood I could have a griddle for burgers, etc but like I said, trying to avoid all the equipment cost and I only want to have a line cook during the busiest hours with the bartender doing double duty the rest of the time. Any ideas for menu items that could be fully prepared or prepped ahead of time, possibly off site, that would make an appealing, viable menu to draw lunch and dinner crowds? I want a small menu with quality products that will stand out from normal bar fare. Thanks for the help!