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What’s Hot Culinary Forecast: Foodservice Round-Up


What’s Hot Culinary Forecast. The National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast predicts food and menu trends for the coming year. For 2015, the NRA surveyed nearly 1,300 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation American Culinary Federation (ACF) to find out what the hottest menu trends will be. Read more at […]

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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business


The New Year is often viewed as the perfect time to clean the slate and to establish positive habits and goals. Lose weight. Join that art class you’ve always wanted to try. Save more money each month. Starting fresh offers a renewed sense of purpose and a chance to kick off January with a bang. […]

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Tips for a Green and Clean Work Environment


In the past, products that thoroughly cleaned and sanitized were often considered effective and not given a lot of extra thought. But today we know better. We know that cleaning products can contain chemicals that are harmful not only to the environment, but to humans. There are more ‘green’ options available than ever before, and […]

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How Restaurants Can Engage Millennials


Millennials. There isn’t a week that goes by without another study released that dissects how this generation thinks, acts and socializes. As confident, optimistic multitaskers, this group of 77 million consumers in the United States and more than 9 million in Canada was raised with technology, and 53 percent would rather give up their sense […]

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Controlling Restaurant Food Costs: Foodservice Round-Up


Controlling Restaurant Food Costs. A short while ago we had a customer recover $12,000 in accidental vendor overcharges… on ketchup. As you can imagine, our customer, a large quick serve concept, was incredulous. The most exciting part of this revelation was that ketchup was only one of the hundreds of items in their vendor order […]

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How Businesses are Making the Most Out of the Holiday Shopping Season


Make or break it. That’s the reality retailers face during the last two months of the year. Competition is stiff, shopping traditions are changing and bargain hunters are guarding their wallets. If predictions ring true, more than $616 billion in retail sales is on the line this holiday season. The forecast is favorable – the […]

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Visual Social Media for Your Restaurant


A picture is worth a thousand words – especially if you’re sharing them online. Upon logging into nearly any social media platform, you’re sure to be met with enticing, beautiful food pictures, and some may be taken at your restaurant. With about half of consumers using Facebook to search for restaurants and one third of […]

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Trending Now: Ending Childhood Hunger


Restaurant Trends from the 7th Annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) This past weekend, over 18,000 people and nearly 500 chefs gathered at Pier 94 in New York City to unite at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite over a common goal: to eliminate childhood […]

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The Chicken Wings Boom: Foodservice Round-Up


The Chicken Wings Boom. Chaz Brown has dreams. Strange ones — sort of like the dreams Kevin Spacey’s character had in “American Beauty,” except that instead of rose petals hovering in the air, Mr. Brown has visions of ethereal flocks of crispy chicken wings. “I’ve definitely seen wings flying out of people’s heads,” he said. […]

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