The first Oktoberfest occurred during October 1810 in honor of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Hundreds of years later, Oktoberfest festivities have turned into a cultural celebration filled with drinks, food and activities. While the official Oktoberfest takes place over about two weeks in Munich, Germany, it is largely celebrated in America throughout the entire month of October. Men grab your lederhosen and women dust off your dirndl, because we’re going to show you the four Cambro products you need for a successful Oktoberfest celebration at your operation:
What would Oktoberfest be without beer?! Oktoberfest serves millions of liters of beer in less than 18 days, all provided by six specific breweries that made their beer within the city of Munich. For you Oktoberfest celebrations keep customers happy with CamView Pitchers. Lightweight and shatter-resistant, staff can easily refill beverages and not have to worry about cleaning up any glass if accidents happen.
Well, customers need something to drink all that beer out of, don’t they? No judgment to those who drink straight out of the pitcher, but beer mugs are a major staple of Oktoberfest. Beer mugs are called “steins” in Germany and are usually made of earthenware or glass. Cambro’s clear and durable glasses can be chilled or frosted, however, Germans traditionally serve their beer at cellar temperature if you’re looking for the authentic experience. Cambro beer mugs have the option of being personalized for your operation or special event.
Keep mugs secure while carrying them to waiting customers with Cambro’s Camtread trays. Their thick, non-skid surface keeps beverages in place and doesn’t wear off after washing. Camtread trays have been a mainstay of bars and restaurants due to their safe, durable construction made to withstand the rigors of bar service.
During Oktoberfest, your bar is guaranteed to be the busiest area of your restaurant. Alleviate some of the lines inside your establishment by providing a second bar in another area of your operation or on your patio outside. CamBars are fully equipped with an 80-pound capacity ice sink and multiple systems have pre- and post-mix soda service options. All models are designed with plenty of space for bottled beer and extra pitchers for draft refills. The CamBar is the perfect staple to have on hand for special events and catering opportunities throughout the year.
Delivery Tip: During Oktoberfest, attract more delivery business by offering themed menu items specifically for delivery and take-out. Foods like pretzel bites with dipping sauce and bratwurst with sauerkraut travel very well and are German favorites.
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