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Don’t be hooked by seafood fraud

Are you getting what you paid for from seafood suppliers? If your fish is mislabeled or short-weighted, you could be the victim of seafood fraud. As a result, you could be losing money and/or perpetuating the fraud by inadvertently deceiving your guests. In this article from the National Restaurant Association, learn more about [...]

How the busiest restaurateurs do it all

In this article from Restaurant Business Daily written by Kelly Killian, learn the secreats of the busiest restaurateurs and how they manage their plates, quite literally. Between brokering deals, managing employees, pleasing customers and weathering the ups and downs of running a business—or multiple businesses—in an uncertain and challenging economy, running restaurants is [...]

Experts share food safety best practices to keep restaurants, customers safe

Restaurant food safety practices and procedures are no longer just the realm of supply chain executives or back-of-the-house employees. Learn tactics from the experts to help keep your restaurant and customers safe in this article from RestaurantNews.com written by Sarah E. Lockyer.

Food safety has become top of mind for consumers, and [...]

8 tips to revamp your kids' menu

Re-engineering your kids’ menu? Try these 8 healthful tips from the National Restaurant Association.

Get input from parents and children to design kids’ meals that are nutritious, satisfying and tasty. The payoff: options that appeal to children are good for your sales.

Three participants of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program [...]

To control food costs, start at the cook line

The cook line is, perhaps, the most volatile area for controlling food cost. Whereas theft can occur anywhere, and vendor prices and proper preparation practices certainly can have an equally negative effect on food cost, it usually is on the cook line that many restaurants lose their profits. Common issues include incorrect portioning, [...]

Ten Tips to Survive Minimum Wage Increases

Increased minimum wages are a growing concern and unavoidable reality for many operators. Learn what you can do about them in this article from QSRMagazine.com by Juan Martinez.

Don’t you get tired of hearing about the impending minimum wage increase? It is no longer if it is going to happen, but rather when [...]

3 tips to choose the right energy-efficient equipment for you

In this article from the National Restaurant Association, learn how to save money in the long run by investing in energy-efficient appliances and equipment. While they might cost more at the start, they can help you achieve your sustainability goals, says Richard Young, education director, Food Service Technology Center.

“Efficiency is saving you [...]

Food preferences of vegans and vegetarians

In this article from Restaurant Business Online, learn more about the food preferences of vegans and vegetarians and how to offer popular menu choices for these guests.

Vegetarian cuisine is moving mainstream – there’s no denying that Meatless Mondays were only the beginning. Going one step further to a vegan diet – no [...]

Facebook Partners with Constant Contact to Include Restaurant Menus on Pages

Last month, Facebook and Constant Contact announced that restaurants can now upload menus through SinglePlatform from Constant Contact to Facebook pages. SinglePlatform helps businesses showcase their most important information everywhere local consumers are making decisions online.

As a result, Facebook users can both find and “like” a restaurant, in addition to view its [...]

Turn your restaurant into a tourist destination

In this article from the National Restaurant Association, learn how to attract tourists this summer with these helpful tips. Travelers spend more than $200 billion annually on food service in the United States, according to the U.S. Travel Association. On average, tourism accounted for nearly a third of fine-dining sales and almost [...]

4 Surefire Ways to Increase Liquor Sales

Increasing your liquor sales is one of the best ways to increase your bar’s profits. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be complicated—in fact, by following these tips and investing a little bit of time, you can definitely increase your bar’s liquor sales! Here’s how:

1. Focus [...]

Don’t fall victim to restaurant profitability myths

In this great article from the National Restaurant Association, learn about these major profitability myths and how to avoid them.

Myth: Buying larger quantities to get volume discounts saves money. Answer: Not after accounting for the extra waste, theft, spoilage, larger portion sizes and overall carelessness that results when more products are purchased [...]

Toolkit issued to reduce industry’s food waste

In this recent news article from the National Restaurant Association, they announced that the Food Waste Reduction Alliance has released its first-ever best practices guide for restaurateurs, manufacturers, and retailers, offering solutions on reducing food waste at their businesses and diverting it from landfills across America.

Released April 16, the Best Practices and [...]

Spring Cleaning Part Two

In this article from Business Financial Services, Jose Terrier discusses the important of refreshing and resetting your outlook on restaurant management. Spring cleaning can be much more than a fresh coat of paint. For small businesses, spring cleaning can include delving into your operations to see what you can improve or tightening up [...]

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Springtime offers restaurant operators the opportunity to wipe away winter grime, prepare for summer traffic and perform essential deep cleaning tasks to revive floors and other hard surfaces. To help restaurants and foodservice operations conduct a thorough spring cleaning of their facility, read through this helpful checklist issued by Cintas of all the [...]